Einav teaches in the Department of History at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH. She holds a PhD in History from New York University (2014) in 20th Century U.S history, with a particular focus on Women's and Gender History. Her research examines the connections between material culture, politics, and modernity, particularly in the ways in which visual and consumer culture has shaped and reflected class, gender, and racial identities. She is also interested in the history of print culture and advertising, and their relationships with social and political movements. Her book, Dressed for Freedom: The Fashionable Politics of American Feminism (forthcoming 2021 with University of Illinois Press), explores women's uses of fashion as a means of negotiating new freedoms and of expressing modern political and gender identities. Using fashion as lens, the book reveals how questions of beauty and appearance were an important part of feminist struggles and ideology during the twentieth century.
In addition to research and teaching, Einav is also a public historian and curator. During 2015-2016 she was the Wade postdoctoral fellow at the Cleveland History Center at WRHS, researching the cultural history of Gilded-Age Cleveland with an emphasis on the Wade Family, while also taking an active part in the museum's public history initiatives. In 2013-2014 she served as a Research Assistant for the Margret Sanger Papers Project. Einav has also served as a co-curator for an exhibition commemorating the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire: Art-Memory-Place.
Among her other academic appointments, during 2014-2015 Einav was a Visiting Scholar in the Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Columbia University. Einav holds a B.A from Tel Aviv University in History and the Multidisciplinary Program in the Arts, where she graduated magna cum laude.