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Mark Cohen is an independent scholar whose work has appeared in the Saul Bellow Journal, Midstream, Journal of Jewish Studies, Modern Judaism (forthcoming), History of Photography and other journals. He is the author of Last Century of a Sephardic Community: The Jews of Monastir, 1839-1943 (2003).

Eric L. Goldstein is Associate Professor of History and Jewish Studies at Emory University. He is the winner of the Immigration and Ethnic History Society's Theodore Saloutos Prize and co-winner of the American Jewish Historical Society's Saul Viener Prize for his book, The Price of Whiteness: Jews, Race and American Identity (2006).

Richard A. Hawkins is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Wolverhampton, England. He is working on a biography of Samuel Untermyer (1858–1940), a prominent Wall Street lawyer and American Jewish leader. An article on Untermyer's early career will appear in a forthcoming number of Business History.

Eli Lederhendler heads the Institute of Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he holds the Stephen S. Wise Chair in American Jewish History and Institutions. He is the author of books including New York Jews and the Decline of Urban Ethnicity, 1950–1970 (2001) and The Road to Modern Jewish Politics (1989), and is co-editor of the annual journal, Studies in Contemporary Jewry.

Rafael Medoff is the associate editor of American Jewish History and founding director of the David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies. He has taught Jewish history at Ohio State University, Purchase College (SUNY) and elsewhere, and is the author of seven books on American Jewish history, Zionism, and the Holocaust.


Michael Alexander is Associate Professor of History and Director of the Feinstein Center for American Jewish History at Temple University. He is the author of Jazz Age Jews (2001).

Henry Bial is Assistant Professor of Theatre and Film at the University of Kansas. His most recent book is Acting Jewish: Negotiating Ethnicity on the American Stage and Screen (2005). [End Page v]

Marni Davis is Visiting Assistant Professor of History and Jewish Studies at Emory University. She recently completed her dissertation, "'On the Side of Liquor': American Jews and the Politics of Alcohol, 1870-1936."

Cheryl Greenberg is Professor of History at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. Her most recent book is Troubling the Waters: Black-Jewish Relations in the American Century (2006).

Fred A. Lazin is the Lynn and Lloyd Hurst Family Professor of Local Government and Chair of the Department of Politics and Government at Ben Gurion University of the Negev. His most recent book is The Struggle for Soviet Jewry in American Politics: Israel versus the American Jewish Establishment (2005).

Marc Lee Raphael is Chair of Religious Studies and the Nathan and Sophia Gumenick Professor of Judaic Studies at the College of William and Mary, and was editor of American Jewish History for more than twenty years. His recent books include Judaism in America in the Columbia Contemporary American Religion Series (2005).

Ephraim Tabory teaches social psychology in the Department of Sociology and is deputy head of the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Conflict Management and Resolution at Bar Ilan University in Israel. His research focuses on Jewish denominations and intergroup relations.

Wendy Zierler is Assistant Professor of Modern Jewish Literature and Feminist Studies at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. She is the author of And Rachel Stole the Idols: The Emergence of Modern Hebrew Women's Writing (2004) and editor, with Carole Balin, of Selected Writings of Hava Shapiro (forthcoming). [End Page vi]



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