Professor Janet Jacobs is currently Professor of Women and Gender Studies. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Colorado in 1985. Her research areas include gender, religion, and social psychology. She is a recognized scholar in the areas of women and religion and culture, ethnicity, and identity.
She is author or editor of six books, including Hidden Heritage: The Legacy of the Crypto-Jews, for which she won the distinguished book award from the Society for the Social Scientific Study of Religion, and Memorializing the Holocaust: Gender, Genocide and Collective Memory. She has also published over 40 articles and book chapters. Her current work is in the area of genocide, collective memory and the intergenerational transmission of trauma.
Professor Jacobs is the recipient of many awards and honors, including the Hazel Barnes Prize, the highest faculty award for research and teaching on the Boulder campus.