Klaus Hödl is head of the Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Graz (Austria). He is editor of the journal transversal and author of numerous articles and monographs including Wiener Juden - jüdische Wiener. Identität, Gedächtnis und Performanz im 19. Jahrhundert (2006) as well as Gesunde Juden, kranke Schwarze. Körperbilder im medizinischen Diskurs (2002). His fields of research include East European Jewry, stereotypes of the “Jewish body” and “Jewish diseases,” and cultural performances among Viennese Jews.
Daniel Langton is lecturer in Modern Jewish-Christian Relations at the Centre for Jewish Studies, University of Manchester and Secretary of the British Association of Jewish Studies (BAJS). Dr. Langton is the author of The Life and Thought of Claude Montefiore (2002) and is currently working on a monograph entitled The Apostle Paul in the Jewish Imagination.
Eva Lezzi has directed the Research Project “Forms of Representation of Transcultural Relations” at the University at Potsdam, where she also teaches in German Studies and Jewish Studies with foci on German-language literature and on Literary Theory, Gender Studies and Postcolonial Studies. Dr. Lezzi is author and editor of a number of works including Diolog der Disziplinen: Jüdische Studien und Literaturwissenschaft (forthcoming in 2008), Fremdes Begehren. Transkulturelle Beziehungen in Literatur, Kunst und Medien (2003) as well as Zerstörte Kindheit. Literarische Autobiographien zur Shoah (2001).
Jill Storm is a Ph.D. candidate in Modern Jewish History at Washington University in Saint Louis. Her research focuses on the cultural and religious life of the Jews of Prussia. She is currently working on a dissertation on the Jewish community in Königsberg from 1700 to 1820. [End Page 117]