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Interview with Eleanor Diamant '15, 2019 April 02

Identifier: OHI-0241

Scope and Contents

Oral history interview and transcript with Eleanor Diamant '15 conducted on April 2, 2019. Ellie Diamant recounts what her Jewish background was like before Davidson College and how she came to Davidson, including what she knew about Jewish life and perceptions that those at home had of Davidson College. She talks about her involvement in Jewish student life and tells stories about navigating her Jewish identity and educating others about Jewishness, as a student and a leader. Diamant points out the diversity within Jewish identities and emphasizes her cultural, rather than religious, relationship to Jewishness and how that shaped her experience and identity formation at Davidson. She also lists out community members who she found support from. Diamant describes microaggressions that occurred and provides a critique of and suggestions for Davidson as an institution moving forward, in response to her time at Davidson, the November 2018 neo-Nazi doxxing, and contemporary student activism for Jewish Studies.


  • Creation: 2019 April 02


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This interview is open for research.

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1 Digital (Moving image) (MP4, MOV)

1 Transcripts (Digital) (PDF)