Joyce Antler

Joyce Antler is the Samuel Lane Professor of American Jewish History and Culture at Brandeis University.

Articles by Joyce Antler

Religion on Television: Negative Portayals

When religion is brought up on television, Judaism is more often than not portrayed in a negative light.

Intermarriage on Television

Intermarried Jews became very common on television in the 1990s.

Jewish Mothers on Television

For the most part, Jewish mothers on television are portrayed in a negative light.

The Nanny

Fran Drescher's show caused controversy for its portrayal of Jews.

Gender Stereotypes in Television

Both Jewish men and women fell into certain stereotypes on television in the 1990s.

Invisible Jews on Television

While not made explicit, many characters on television had very Jewish traits.

Jews in Television: 1970s & 1980s

From Mary Tyler Moore to Jackie Mason.

Jews in Television: 1950s & 1960s

From Milton Berle to Dick Van Dyke.