Maya Balakirsky-Katz is Assistant Professor at Lander College for Women and is on the faculty in the Touro Graduate Program of Judaic Studies. She has written articles on the uses of photography in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Jewish life and is currently writing a book on photography and Jewish identity.
Joseph Chetrit is Professor of Linguistics at the Department of French Language and Literature and the Department of Hebrew Language at the University of Haifa, where he is also Chairman of the Center for the Study of Jewish Culture in Spain and Muslim Lands. His most recent book is The Jewish Traditional Marriage in Morocco (2003, in Hebrew). He is now writing a book entitled Discours, Hybridation et Diversité intralinguistique: Études socio-pragmatiques sur des langues juives.
Brian Horowitz is the Sizeler Family Chair Professor at Tulane University. He has recently completed a monograph, Beyond Philanthropy: The Society for the Promotion of Enlightenment and the Reshaping of Jewish Modernity in Russia, 1863-1917, and he has published many articles on Russian and East European Jewish culture.
Jonathan Krasner is Assistant Professor of the American Jewish Experience at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute for Religion. He is the recipient of a 2005 Koret Foundation Jewish Publication Award for his forthcoming book on the "Benderly Boys" and the history of American Jewish education.
Amos Morris-Reich is a Kreitman Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Jewish Thought at Ben Gurion University. His book The Quest for Jewish Assimilation in Modern Social Science is forthcoming from Routledge.
Yaron Peleg teaches Hebrew literature and Israeli culture at George Washington University. He is the author of Orientalism and the Hebrew Imagination (2005) and Derech Gever: Homoeroticism in Hebrew Literature 1887-2000 (2003). His most recent manuscript is about Hebrew literature between the two Intifadas in the 1990s.
Dan A. Porat teaches at the Hebrew University School of Education. He writes about the representation of history in educational contexts, including the historical representation of the Holocaust and the Arab-Israeli conflict. [End Page 207]
Daniel J. Schroeter is Professor and Teller Family Chair in Jewish History at the University of California, Irvine. His most recent book is The Sultan's Jew: Morocco and the Sephardi Jew (2002). He is currently working on a book, co-authored with Joseph Chetrit, on Moroccan Jewry from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries, and he is an editor of the forthcoming Encyclopedia of the Jews of the Islamic World. [End Page 208]