Eliyana R. Adler has served for the past two years as a post-doctoral research fellow in the Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Maryland after completing her doctorate in Jewish history at Brandeis University.
Margarete Myers Feinstein is a visiting scholar at the University of California at Los Angeles Center for Jewish Studies. She received her Ph.D. in history from the University of California, Davis. The author of State Symbols: The Quest for Legitimacy in the Federal Republic of Germany and the German Democratic Republic, 1949–1959 (2002) and articles on postwar German national identity and on displaced persons, she is currently writing a socio-cultural history of Jewish DPs in Germany. The Research Scholar Program of the UCLA Center for the Study of Women supported the writing of this article.
Marjorie N. Feld is Assistant Professor of History at Babson College in Massachusetts, where she teaches courses on U.S. labor, women, and immigration. Her manuscript is an ethnic biography of Progressive reformer Lillian D. Wald, and she is co-editor and contributor to Unorthodox Jews?: Contemporary Expressions of Identity and Community. Her articles and reviews have appeared in Journal of Gilded Age and Progressive Era, Women's History Magazine, Journal of American History, American Jewish History, and Minnesota Review. She is on the Alumni Committee of Henry Street Settlement and an editorial board member of the journal Radical Teacher.
Jeffrey Melnick teaches American Studies at Babson College and has published widely on Black-Jewish relations. His newest book, co-written with Rachel Rubin, is called Immigration and American Popular Culture: An Introduction (forthcoming from NYU Press).
Dan Mendelsohn Aviv is an adjunct professor of Jewish education at Gratz College and instructor at Bialik Hebrew Day School. He received his Ph.D. from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem in 2003. He is currently at work on [End Page vii] a number of curricular projects dealing with Jewish history, online distance learning, and alternative paradigms for Jewish education.
Yael Munk is a film and culture researcher. Among her fields of interest are Israeli cinema, colonialism criticism and postcolonial theory, the emergence of new and hybrid identities after the nation-state, post-modernism, and gender studies. Her Ph.D. dissertation entitled "Borderline Cinema: Space and Identity in Nineties Israeli Cinema" was written under the supervision of Prof. Judd Ne'eman and Dr. Orly Lubin from Tel-Aviv University. Yael Munk teaches at the Open University, the Tel-Aviv University, and the Sapir College.
Zelda Kahan Newman holds the post of Hebraic and Judaic studies at Lehman College, the Bronx branch of the City University of New York. Her specialty is Hebrew and Yiddish languages and literatures and their interface.
Michael E. Staub teaches literature and American Studies at Baruch College, City University of New York. His books include Torn at the Roots: The Crisis of Jewish Liberalism in Postwar America (Columbia University Press, 2002) and The Jewish 1960s: An American Sourcebook (University Press of New England, 2004). His most recent book, Love My Rifle More Than You: Young and Female in the U.S. Army (W. W. Norton, 2005), is an oral history of an American woman soldier's experiences in the second Gulf War.
David Tenenbaum completed his Ph.D. in English at the City University of New York Graduate Center in December of 2005. His scholarship focuses on the emotions of self-doubt within modern European and American literature. His other articles include "Survivor Guilt in Lord Jim" and "Ethics and Alterity in the Fiction of Joseph Conrad."