Elisheva Baumgarten is the Prof. Yitzchak Becker Chair for Jewish Studies and professor in the Department of Jewish History and Contemporary Jewry and the Department of History. Her research focuses on the social history of the Jews of medieval Ashkenaz. Her books include:
Mothers and Children: Jewish Family Life in Medieval Europe (Princeton, 2004), winner of the Koret Prize for the Best Book in Jewish History (2005), finalist National Jewish Book Award (2005) and the AJS Schnitzer award for the Best Book in Gender Studies (2008).
Practicing Piety in Medieval Ashkenaz: Men, Women and Everyday Religious Observance (Philadelphia, 2014), finalist National Jewish Book Award (2015).
Biblical Women and Jewish Daily Life in Medieval Ashkenaz is forthcoming
She is the author of many articles and the editor of over half a dozen collections of essays.