Mary Gluck teaches modern European cultural and intellectual history at Brown University. She has written about the young Lukács, modernism, and the Jewish Question in Central Europe. She is currently working on a book entitled "The Invisible Jewish Budapest," which explores the role of humor and popular culture in the creation of secular Jewish identities in fin-de-siècle Hungary.
Julian Levinson is the Samuel Shetzer Professor of American Jewish Studies and Assistant Professor of English at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He has published widely on Jewish-American literature and has worked as a translator of Yiddish poetry. He is currently completing a book entitled "After Assimilation: Jewish Writers in America and the Art of Self-Fashioning."
Marci Shore received her Ph.D. in History from Stanford University in 2001 and is currently Assistant Professor in the Department of History at Indiana University. She is the author of Caviar and Ashes: A Warsaw Generation's Life and Death in Marxism, 1918-1968 (forthcoming from Yale University Press).
Oren Baruch Stier is Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Director of the Judaic Studies Program at Florida International University in Miami. Previously he taught for three years at the University of Cape Town. He is the author of Committed to Memory: Cultural Mediations of the Holocaust (2003) and is currently working on a study of how the Holocaust is symbolized. This past year he has been a Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies fellow at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Marcin Wodziński is the head of the Research Centre for the Culture and Languages of Polish Jews at the University of Wrocław. He is the author of books and articles on the Jews in nineteenth-century Poland, the Hebrew epigraphy, and regional history of Jews in Silesia.