Emily Pinkowitz, 2012 November 12
Emily Pinkowitz was born to a mixed race American mother and a white American Jewish father and raised in New York City. Pinkowitz received a B.A. from Pomona College in Claremont, California and an M.A. in museum studies from New York University in New York City. She worked for the Lower East Side Tenement Museum and Friends of the High Line, both cultural institutions in New York City.
Scope and Contents
In the interview, Pinkowitz discusses her racially ambiguous appearance; mother's Chinese and American heritage; family’s Jewish traditions; childhood friendships; experiences at the Hunter College Campus Schools in New York City; and romantic relationships. Interview conducted by Manissa Maharawal.
Conditions Governing Access
Access to the interview is available onsite at the Brooklyn Historical Society's Othmer Library. The Brooklyn Historical Society does not have permission to license oral history audio recordings or transcripts to third parties.