Professor of English and Holocaust Studies at The College of New Jersey, she has published books with Princeton and Minnesota University Presses, among others, as well as many articles in a range of scholarly and popular journals.
She inaugurated the Holocaust and Genocide Studies program at her college and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on The Limits of Representation and the Holocaust, The Holocaust and Memory, Art and Literature of the Holocaust, and Reading and Writing the Holocaust. She led an NEH grant on Women and the Holocaust for N.J. teachers. The New Jersey Council on the Humanities designated her as a New Jersey Public Scholar. She is a member of the Faculty Advisory Council of the Fortunoff Video Archive of Holocaust Testimonies at Yale University.
She has given lectures and keynote addresses in the US, Britain, Europe, and Russia and was twice invited as visiting professor at the Institute of English and American Studies, J. W. Goethe Universität in Frankfurt, Germany. She has also taught in Paris.
She has appeared on NPR and on other radio and television stations in the U.S., Canada, and Australia. She is a Princeton University Press legacy author. While writing The Seven, A Family Holocaust Story, she was appointed a Visiting Scholar at the international Biography Center at the University of Hawaii, Manoa and was appointed to Faculty Council, University of Turku, Finland. Spring 2012. She has given book talks based on her memoir in Europe and the U.S., including Hawaii.