Frances Malino
63 Nehoiden Road
Waban, Massachusetts
(617) 969-2876


B.A. Skidmore College
M.A. Brandeis University                                     
Ph.D. Brandeis University   

Honors and Fellowships

1961-1964           NDEA Fellowship
1967-1968          National Foundation for Jewish Culture Fellowship
1968-1969          Fulbright Fellowship to France
1970-1971          Lown Postdoctoral Fellowship
1972                      Faculty Research Grant, University of Massachusetts/Boston
1978                      American Philosophical Society Travel Grant
1979-1980          ACLS Research Grant
1979-1980          Fellow, Mary Ingraham Bunting Institute, Radcliffe College
1983(Spring)      Scholar in Residence, Tauber Institute, Brandeis University
1983(Summer)  Faculty Travel Grant, University of Massachusetts/Boston
1987(Summer)  ACLS Travel Grant
1987(Summer)  Faculty Travel Grant, University of Massachusetts/Boston
1987                       Faculty Development Award
1988                        Healey Research Grant
1988 (Summer)  Elected Guest Research Fellow, Wolfson College, Oxford
1991                        Wellesley College Research Grant
1993, 1996           Littauer Foundation Research Grant
1997                       Alumni Periclean Scholar Award, Skidmore College
1998                       Barnett Miller Faculty Development Grant
2003                      National Endowment for the Humanities Research Grant

                                 Spencer Foundation Research Grant
2003                      Wellesley College Research Grant
2005                      Faculty Development trip to Morocco
2007                      Littauer Foundation Research Grant
2011                       Chevalier of the Ordre des Palmes Académiques 


Professional Offices


Board of Directors. Association for Jewish Studies (1992-1999, 2000-2004)
Editorial Board, Jewish Social Studies
Academic Advisory Board, Hadassah Research Institute on Jewish Women
Academic Advisory Board, Jewish Women’s Archive
Judge for Koret Jewish Book Awards (1999-2005)
Judge for Association for Jewish Studies Schnitzer Book Award (2010)
Jewish Studies Advisory Board at University of Albany (2000-present)
Editorial Board, AJS Perspectives(1999-2009)
President, Board of Directors, Digital Heritage Mapping (2010-present)


Teaching Experience

1989-Present:        Sophia Moses Robison Professor of Jewish Studies and History, Wellesley College
1970- 1989:           From Assistant Professor to Professor of History, University of Massachusetts/Boston
1971 (Spring):       Visiting Assistant Professor of Jewish History, Brandeis University
1974 (Spring):       Visiting Assistant Professor of Jewish History, Yale University
1986-1987:             Visiting Professor of Jewish Studies, Mount Holyoke College
1989  (Spring):       Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, France
2000 (Spring):       Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Paris, France





The Sephardic Jews of Bordeaux: Assimilation and Emancipation in Revolutionary and Napoleonic France.  Alabama: University of Alabama Press, 1978.
Les Juifs Sépharades de Bordeaux (translated by Jean Cavignac).  Bordeaux: Institut Aquitain d'Études Sociales, 1985.
Essays in Modern Jewish History:  a Tribute to Ben Halpern  (co-editor).  New Jersey: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1982.
The Jews in Modern France (co-editor).  Hanover: University Press of New England, 1985.
From East and West: Jews in a Changing Europe 1750-1870 (co-editor).  Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1990. reprinted as Profiles in
Diversity: Jews in a Changing Europe. Wayne State University Press, 1998.
A Jew in the French Revolution: The Life of Zalkind Hourwitz.  Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1996. French edition:  Un Juif rebelle dans la Révolution.  La vie de Zalkind Hourwitz (1753-1812).  Paris, Berg International, 2000.
Voices of the Diaspora: Jewish Women Writing in the New Europe (co-editor).  Northwestern University Press, 2005.
Teaching Freedom: Jewish Sisters in Muslim Lands (in progress)


Chapters in Edited Volumes


"Furtado et les juifs portugais."  Le Grand Sanhédrin de 1807.   Paris: Edouard Privat, Editeur, 1979.
"Attitudes toward Jewish Communal Autonomy in Pre-Revolutionary France."  Essays in Modern Jewish History: a Tribute to Ben
Halpern.  New Jersey: Farleigh Dickinson University Press, 1982.
"From Patriot to Israelite: Abraham Furtado in Revolutionary France."  Essays in Jewish Intellectual History in Honor of Alexander Altmann.  North Carolina: Duke University Press, 1982.
"Competition and Confrontation: the Jews and the Parlement of Metz."  Les Juifs devant l'histoire.  Mélanges en l'honneur de Bernhard Blumenkranz.  Paris: A. et J. Picard, 1985.
"Le Peuple Sans Droits." (with the collaboration of Jean-Pierre Poussou).  La Mosaique France Histoire des Etrangers et de L'immigration en France.  Paris:  Larousse, 1989.  Paperback edition, 1992.  Revised edition 2006.
"De La Grand Nation au Grand Empire." (in collaboration with Jean-Pierre Poussou).  La Mosaique France Histoire des Etrangers et de L'immigration en France. Paris: Larousse, 1989.  Paperback edition, 1992.  Revised edition 2006.
"The Right  to be Equal:  Zalkind Hourwitz and the Revolution of 1789."  From East and West: Jews in a Changing Europe. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1990. 
"Zalkind Hourwitz, the Jews and the Revolutionary Press."  The Press in the French Revolution.  Oxford: Voltaire Foundation, 1991.
"Postface."  Jean Cavignac,  Les Israélites Bordelais de 1780 à 1850. Paris: Publisud, 1991.
"L'Image de Zalkind Hourwitz auprès des Juifs du XIXème et XXème Siécle."  Les Juifs et la Révolution française Histoire et mentalités.  Paris: E. Peeters, 1992.
"Resistance et Rebellion à Metz au Dix-Huitième Siècle." Juifs en France au 18e  Siècle. Paris: 1994
“Women Teachers of the Alliance Israélite Universelle.”  Jewish Women in Historical Perspective. Wayne State University Press, 1998.
“French Jews,”  The Emancipation of Catholics, Jews and Protestants. Manchester University Press, 1999.
“Jewish Enlightenment in Berlin and Paris,”  Jewish Emancipation Reconsidered.  Michael Brenner, Vicki Caron and Uri R. Kaufmann eds. London: Leo Baeck Institute, 2003.
“Jewish Emancipation,” Europe 1789-1914: The Age of Industry and Empire.  New York, Charles Scribner’s Sons, ed. Jay Winter and John Merriman, 2006.
“Jewish Christian Relations,” Enlightenment, Revolution and Reawakening 1660-1815, Cambridge History of Christianity, Cambridge University Press, 2006.
“Jewish Emancipation in France in the Eighteenth Century,” Discourses of Tolerance and Intolerance in the European Enlightenment. University of Toronto Press, 2009.
“L’émancipation des femmes,” Histoire de l’Alliance Israélite Universelle de 1860 à nos jours, sous la direction d’André Kaspi,  Armand Colin, 2010.



"Abraham Furtado et l'attitude de la Commaunauté séphardite face à la Révolution et l'émancipation."  Archives Juives,  numero 2, 1968-1969.


"Memoires d'un Patriote Proscrit." Michael  IV.   Tel Aviv: Diaspora Research Institute, 1976, pp. 65-130.
"Furtado et les juifs portugais."  Annales Historiques de la Révolution Française,  janvier-mars, 1979, pp. 49-66.
"Ethnicity or Citizenship?  Attitudes towards Jewish Communal Autonomy in Pre-Revolutionary and Revolutionary France."    The Mary Ingraham Bunting Institute of Radcliffe College,  1980.
"Zalkind Hourwitz--juif polonais."  Dix-huitième Siècle,  1981, pp. 79-89.
"Abraham Furtado: portrait d'un Girondin."   Bulletin de l'Institut Aquitain d'Études Sociales,  1984
"Introduction."   The Jews in Modern France.  Hanover: University Press of New England, 1985.
"Napoleon and the Jews," Historical Dictionary of Napoleonic France.  New York: Greenwood Press, 1985.
"France -- An Unexpected Center for Jewish Life," (Review Essay of Cynthia Haft, The Bargain and the Bridle; Michael Laskier, The Alliance Israélite Universelle; and Dominique Schnapper, Jewish Identities in France.)  Judaism, Vol. XXXIV, No. 2  Spring, 1985, pp 231-236.
"Les Communautés juives et l'Edit de 1787,"  Bulletin de la Société de l'Histoire du Protestantisme Français, tome 134, 1988, pp. 313-28.
"Juifs." Dictionnaire historique de la Révolution française. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, 1989.
"Corporate Particularity and National Unity: A Study in Ambiguities," Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century, Seventh Enlightenment Congress, 1989, pp 333-7. 
"Resistance and Rebellion: The Jews in Eighteenth Century France,"  Jewish Historical Studies (XXX), 1989, pp. 55-70.
"Jewish Women in Early Modern Europe." Women's Studies Encyclopedia.  Volume III: History, Philosophy, and Religion. Helen Tierney ed. Greenwood Press, 1991.
“Institutrices in the Metropole and the Maghreb: A Comparative Perspective,” Historical Reflections, Spring 2006, vol. 32, no 1, pp. 129-43.
“Prophets in their Own Land?  Mothers and Daughters of the Alliance Israélite Universelle,”  Nashim.  A Journal of Jewish Women’s Studies and Gender Issues.  Spring/Summer, Number 3, 5760/2000, pp. 56-73.  French translation in DiasporasHistoire et Sociétés 2007.
“Alégrina Benchimol Levy,” Archives Juives, No 34/1, 1er semestre 2001, pp. 129-132.
“Women Teachers of the Alliance Israélite Universelle,” Jewish Women a comprehensive historical encyclopedia.
“Jewish Women in Early Modern France,”  Jewish Women a comprehensive historical encyclopedia.
“Zalkind Hourwitz.” Encyclopedia Judaica.
“Women Teachers of the Alliance Israélite Universelle,” Encyclopedia Judaica  On-line.
“Zalkind Hourwitz,”  YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe, Yale University Press, 2008.  Online:, 2010.
“’Adieu à ma maison’: Sephardi Adolescent Identities, 1932-36,” Jewish Social Studies, 15:1(fall 2008) pp. 131-145.
“Diarna: Digitally Mapping Mizrahi Heritage,” AJS Perspectives, Spring 2009, pp. 42-44.
“Messody Pariente Elmaleh,” “Alégrina Benchimol Lévy,” Messody Coriat Lévy,” “Hassiba Benchimol Bensimhon” “Messody Lévy,”
Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Norman Stillman ed., Leiden: Brill, 2010.  Print edition and online. 
Numerous papers have been presented at professional meetings
Reviews and Review essays have appeared in a number of professional journals