Allan Arkush is Associate Professor in the Department of Judaic Studies at Binghamton University. He is the author of Moses Mendelssohn and the Enlightenment (1994).
Olga V. Borovaia is a Ph.D. candidate at the Russian State University for the Humanities (Moscow). Her dissertation examines the translation of Western fiction into Ladino in the Ottoman empire in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Yael Chaver is a Research Fellow in the Department of Near Eastern Studies, University of California, Berkeley, where she recently completed her Ph.D. on Yiddish in pre-statehood Palestine. She is currently working on a study of the modernist European-Palestinian Yiddish poet Rikuda Potash.
Leah Garrett is Assistant Professor of English Literature and Judaic Studies at the University of Denver. Her book Modernity in Motion: Images of Travel in Modern Yiddish Literature is forthcoming from the University of Wisconsin Press.
Barbara Mann is Assistant Professor of Hebrew Literature and teaches in the Program in Jewish Studies at Princeton University. She is at work on a book entitled Tel Aviv and the Poetics of Israeli Space. She has published in Representations and Prooftexts.
Mitch Numark is a Ph.D. candidate in South Asian History at the University of California, Los Angeles. His dissertation is an examination of the cultural history of India's Bene Israel community from the eighteenth to the late nineteenth centuries.
Brett R. Wheeler is Assistant Professor in the School of Foreign Service and the German Department at Georgetown University. His writing focuses on aesthetic and political issues of modernism and modern European thought. [End Page 191]