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Contributors

Adriana M. Brodsky is Associate Professor of Latin American History at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. She obtained her PhD from Duke University in 2004. Her book, forthcoming in 2016 from Indiana University Press, focuses on the Sephardi communities that settled in Argentina from the end of the nineteenth century to the mid-twentieth century. She has co-edited with Raanan Rein (Tel Aviv University) a book entitled The New Jewish Argentina (Brill, 2012), which won the 2013 Best Book award from the Latin American Jewish Studies Association. She has published on Sephardi schools in Argentina and on Jewish beauty contests. Her new project explores the experiences of Argentine Sephardi youth in the 1960s and 1970s.

Juliane Fürst is Senior Lecturer in Modern History at the University of Bristol. She has published widely on many aspects of Soviet youth culture from the Stalin period to the time of stagnation. She is the author of Stalin’s Last Generation: Soviet Youth and the Emergence of Mature Socialism (Oxford University Press, 2010) and the editor of Late Stalinist Russia: Society between Reconstruction and Reinvention (Routledge, 2006). She is the Principal Investigator of an Arts and Humanities Research Council project entitled “Dropping out of Socialism,” which looks at alternative cultures all across Eastern Europe and investigates their similarities, differences, mechanisms, and roles in shaping late socialism. For the last seven years, she has been on the Soviet hippie trail and is currently writing a book on her Explorations in the Soviet Hippieland.

Hillel Gruenberg is currently serving as the Postdoctoral Fellow at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. He received his PhD in History and Judaica from New York University. His scholarship focuses on a number of elements of Israeli history, including the Palestinian Arab citizens of Israel, student activism at Israeli universities after 1967, and transnational approaches to Israeli history. Written under the aegis of New York University’s Taub Center for Israel Studies, his dissertation examined the political activities of Arab students of Israeli universities and their relationship with certain Israeli political and security agencies in the decade after 1967.

Beatrice Gurwitz is the Assistant Director of the National Humanities Alliance. She holds a PhD in History from University of California at Berkeley and previously taught at the University of Maryland. Gurwitz’s scholarly work focuses on ethnicity in Latin America. Her article entitled “Italian Immigrants and the Mexican Nation: The Cusi Family in Michoacán,” was published in [End Page v] Immigrants and Minorities in 2014. She has also contributed a chapter to two collected volumes: The New Jewish Argentina (Brill, 2012) and Marginados y consagrados: nuevos estudios sobre la vida judía en la Argentina (Lumiere, 2011).

Rachel Kranson is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, as well as affiliate faculty in the Jewish Studies and Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies programs. Her current manuscript, under contract with the University of North Carolina Press, examines the ways in which American Jews understood their rapid upward mobility in the decades after World War II. She is also working on a second project tracing the engagement of American Jews in national debates over abortion and reproductive rights. Along with Hasia Diner and Shira Kohn, Kranson is the co-editor of A Jewish Feminine Mystique?: Jewish Women in Postwar America (Rutgers University Press, 2010).

Tom Plant teaches in the History Department and the Parkes Institute for the Study of Jewish/non-Jewish Relations at the University of Southampton. His research interests center on Jewish youth culture and society in post-war Britain. His PhD, awarded in 2013 by the University of Southampton, examined the production and transmission of Jewish identities in three Anglo-Jewish youth movements in the aftermath of the World War II. His current work explores the intersection of sexual behavior, juvenile delinquency, and popular culture within Anglo-Jewish youth from 1945 to 1970.

Jonathan Z. S. Pollack holds a PhD in history from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and is an Instructor in History at Madison Area Technical College. He has held two honorary fellowships at UW–Madison, at the Institute for Research in the Humanities (2007–2011), and the Mosse...


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