Ph.D. Communication, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
M.A. Communication, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
M.S.S. Clinical Social Work, Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of
Social Work and Social Research, Bryn Mawr, PA
B.A. Sociology, Barnard College, Columbia University, New York, NY
Dr. Kliger’s publications focus on the communicative practices and communal organizations of minority groups. In addition to her book on the ethnic voluntary associations of Jewish immigrants (Indiana University Press, 1992), she has authored numerous articles on communication and culture in immigrant communities. Her current research is based with the Transcending Trauma Project, a multidisciplinary research team exploring coping and adaptation after trauma. She was also an Academic Fellow of the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia, applying psychoanalytic ideas to understanding organization dynamics and leadership.
Jewish Hometown Associations and Family Circles in New York: The WPA Yiddish Writers' Group Study,Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1992
“Holocaust Narratives and Their Impact: Personal Identification and Communal Roles” [with B. Hollander-Goldfein and E. Passow] in S. Bronner, ed. Jewish Cultural Studies: Expression, Identity, and Representations, Oxford: Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, 2008, pp. 151-174.
“Texts of Trauma, Texts of Identity: The Narrative Legacy of Holocaust Survivor Stories” [with B. Hollander-Goldfein], Doubletake/Points of Entry, Spring/Summer 2007, pp. 40-44
"Communication and Ethnic Identity in Jewish Immigrant Communities: The Role of the Voluntary Association", in G. Gumpert and S. Drucker, eds. The Huddled Masses: Communication and Immigration, Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press, 1998, pp. 221-239.
“Writers Must Eat: The New York City Yiddish Writers Group of the Works Progress Administration”, in Dov-Ber Kerler, ed. Politics of Yi ddish: Studies in Language, Literature, and Society, Walnut Creek: Alta Mira Press, 1998, pp. 107-121.
"The Secular Yiddish School in the United States in Sociohistorical Perspective: Language School or Culture School?" [with R. Peltz], Linguistics and Education: An International Research Journal, Vol. 2, No. 1, 1990, pp. 1-19.
"Approaching Diversity, Common Ground, And Even Higher", The Teaching Professor, Vol. 4, No. 4, April 1990, pp. 7-8.
"In Support of Their Society: The Organizational Dynamics of Immigrant Life in the United States
and Israel", in K. Olitzky, ed. We are Leaving Mother Russia: Chapters in the Russian-Jewish Experience. Cincinnati: American Jewish Archives Press, 1990, pp. 33-53.
“Ethnic Voluntary Associations in Israel", Jewish Journal of Sociology. Vol. 31, No. 2, December 1989, pp. 109-19.
"In a Common Cause, In This New Found Country: Fellowship and Farein in Philadelphia", in G. Stern, ed. Traditions in Transition in Philadelphia 1840-1940. Philadelphia: Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies Press, 1989, pp. 28-45.
"A Home Away from Home: Participation in Jewish Immigrant Associations", in W. Zenner, ed. Persistence and Flexibility: Anthropological Studies on the American Jewish Experience. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1988, pp. 143-64.
"Traditions of Grass-Roots Organization and Leadership: The Continuity of Landsmanshaftn in New York", American Jewish History, Vol. 76, No. 1, September 1986, pp. 25-39.
“Mass Communication and Ethnic Identity in Immigrant Communities: The Case of Landsmanshaftn”, The Role of Information in the Realization of the Human Rights of Migrant Workers: Progress Report on the Joint Study, Tampere: University of Tampere, 1986, pp. 64-65.
Communication and Trauma, Interpersonal Communication, Introduction to Human Communication,
Leadership and Change, Communication and Socialization, Modern Judaism
Samuel and Flora Weiss Research Fellow, Yivo Institute for Jewish Research, 2009-2010
Pennsylvania Society for Clinical Social Work, Patricia Burland Award, 2009
Institute for the Arts and Humanities, Individual Faculty Grant, 2008-2009
Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia, Academic Fellow, 2004-2006
HERS Summer Institute for Women in Higher Education Administration, 2000
University of Pennsylvania, Annenberg Scholars Postdoctoral Fellowship, 1996-1997
Transcending Trauma Project, Research Fellowship, 1994-1995
American Council of Learned Societies, Grant-in-Aid, 1990-1991
National Endowment for the Humanities Interpretive Research Grant, 1989-1990
Radcliffe Research Support Program, Schlesinger Library, 1988
National Endowment for the Humanities Travel to Collections Grant, 1988
Initiatives for Development in Educational Software Grant, UMass, 1987-1988
Distinguished Teaching Award Nominee, University of Massachusetts, 1987
Lilly Endowment Teaching Fellowship, 1986-1987