Marian J. Krzyzowski
Director, Institute for Research on Labor, Employment, and the Economy
Associate, Frankel Center for Judaic Studies
Marian J. Krzyzowski is director of the Institute for Research on Labor, Employment and the Economy (IRLEE) under the U-M Office of Research. He is the author of articles and studies on regional economic development and was the co-director of the U-M’s AmericCorps Program, a collaborative effort between five of the University’s graduate professional schools and over 20 neighborhood-based organizations in Detroit and Dearborn. Marian has a faculty appointment at the U-M’s Frankel Center for Judaic Studies, where he lectures on 20th century Detroit history. His research interests include public history and in particular the history of Detroit’s ethnic, racial and religious communities. He launched the Detroit Chene Street History Project in early 2002. Marian has degrees in mathematics and economics from the University of Michigan and Wayne State University and a MSW degree from the University of Michigan.
Deborah Dash Moore
Director, Frankel Center for Judaic Studies
Frederick G.L. Huetwell Professor of History
Deborah Dash Moore is Frederick G. L. Huetwell Professor of History and Director of the Jean and Samuel Frankel Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan. An historian of American Jews, she has published an acclaimed trilogy: At Home in America: Second Generation New York Jews (1981), GI Jews: How World War II Changed a Generation (2004), and To the Golden Cities: Pursuing the American Jewish Dream in Miami and L.A. (1994). Her work regularly garners awards. She has also edited a number of influential volumes. Together with Paula Hyman she edited Jewish Women in America: An Historical Encyclopedia (1997) and with Marion Kaplan an anthology on Gender and Jewish History (2010). In 2012 she served as general editor for the three-volume City of Promises: A History of Jews in New York. Her most recent book, Urban Origins of American Judaism (2014), examines in lively detail how new religious forms emerged on the streets of American cities.
Project Manager, Institute for Research on Labor, Employment, and the Economy
Karen Majewski is a Project Manager at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Research on Labor, Employment, and the Economcy (IRLEE). She received her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1998, with a focus on the study of immigration and ethnicity. Her book, Traitors and True Poles: Narrating a Polish American Identity, 1880-1939, was published in 2003 and examines Polish-language immigrant literature written and published in the United States. The former Executive Director of the Polish American Historical Society, she is also the author of many articles, and a frequent speaker on Polish American affairs. In 2006 Majewski was elected the first woman mayor of the City of Hamtramck, Michigan, where she still serves.
Adjunct Professor of Natural Resources & Environment
Adjunct Professor, Institute for Research on Labor, Employment, and the Economy
Sandra L. Arlinghaus, Ph.D., is a Mathematical Geographer. Her interests are wide-ranging, but are focused here on mapping issues associated with the Chene Street History Study.
Over the past year or so, she has published online materials involving the Beth Olem Cemetery (adjacent to the Chene Street area), creating a virtual cemetery in Google Earth. That material, as well as forthcoming material is, or will be, archived in DeepBlue, the persistent online archive of the University of Michigan. This cemetery project, fixed in time and spatial extent, serves as a valuable pilot study for methodology associated with the broader Chene Street History Study area.
Over the past several years, she has been involved with Staff in developing online formulations, including Geographic Events Ordering: Maps And Time (GEOMAT), for the broad dataset of maps, text, audio, and related materials in the Chene Street Database. One pilot effort can be found here with linked pages of interest here and here.
In the course of creating GEOMAT materials, she also created 3D buildings, many new as well as collected from the work of others, to form a collection in the broad Chene Street History Study area of over 559 buildings/models. These are housed in the online 3D Warehouse and are available for public download here and here.