Dr. Furman specializes in American Jewish social and cultural history, with research interests in suburbanization, education, and family life since World War II. He is currently working on a book project about the history of the Houston Jewish community and the migration to the Meyerland neighborhood in the 1950s and 1960s. His article on the life and career of the German-Jewish psychologist Kurt Lewin was published in Contemporary Jewry in 2017. At Rice, Dr. Furman offers courses on African American-Jewish relations, immigration in American Jewish history, and Jewish food.
Ph.D. Modern Jewish History, University of Maryland, 2015