Current Gender Equity & Policy Associate

Talya Zemach-Bersin received her PhD in American Studies from Yale University in 2015 with a Certificate in Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies. She is currently working on her first monograph, “Education and the Making of American Globalism: 1898-1950.” Her research has been supported by the New York University Cold War Dissertation Fellowship, the Council on International Educational Exchange, and the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations. She was awarded the Yale University Prize Teaching Fellowship and her dissertation was awarded the Yale University John Addison Porter Prize and the History of Education Society’s Claude A. Eggertsen Dissertation Prize. Zemach-Bersin has published several articles and book chapters on higher education and internationalism. Her writing and research bridges domestic and international histories and focuses on the relationship between gender, the emergence of U.S. global power, education, and the social sciences.