- Contributors to This Issue
Author of the e-book (CD-ROM) The Indian Jewry and the Self-Professed 'Lost Tribes of Israel' i n India, 2006, Lucknow (India)-based Navras Jaat Aafreedi is a researcher in Indo-Judaic Studies. He earned his Ph.D. from the Department of Medieval & Modern Indian History, University of Lucknow in 2005, followed by a post-doctorate from the Graduate School of Historical Studies, Tel Aviv University, in 2007, where he was supported by a scholarship from the Israeli Government and a supplementary grant from the Tel Aviv University. His lectures have been well appreciated in the U.S., Israel, and India. He is the first person to make any worthwhile contributions to Jewish Studies in the Urdu language.
Monique Rodrigues Balbuena is Assistant Professor of Literature at the Clark Honors College, University of Oregon, and author of Sephardic Literary Identities in Diaspora (Stanford University Press, forthcoming). She sits on the Executive Board of the Latin American Jewish Studies Association, and on the Editorial Board of the Journal for Jewish Identities and The Journal for the Study of Sephardi and Mizrahi Jewry.
Lawrence Baron served as the Abraham Nasatir Professor of Modern Jewish History and director of the Jewish Studies Program and Lipinsky Institute for Community Jewish Studies at San Diego State University from 1988 to 2006. Founder and president of the Western Jewish Studies Association, he has authored Projecting the Holocaust into the Present: The Changing Focus of Contemporary Holocaust Cinema (2005) and is currently working on The Wandering View: Modern Jewish History in World Cinema.
Jonathan Druker is Associate Professor of Italian at Illinois State University, where he teaches Italian and Holocaust literature. He has contributed essays on Primo Levi to Italica, Clio, and Italian Culture, and has written three essays for Modern Language Association publications on how to teach Levi's texts. [End Page vii] His book, Primo Levi and Humanism after Auschwitz: Posthumanist Reflections, was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2009.
Henry Gonshak is a Rose and Anna Busch Endowed Professor of English at Montana Tech, where he teaches a regular course in Holocaust Studies. He is writing a book about fictional portrayals of the Holocaust, which will include this essay. His writings on the Holocaust have appeared in two book collections—New Perspectives on the Holocaust: A Guide for Teachers and Scholars (New York University Press), and The Burdens of History: Post Holocaust Generations in Dialogue (Merion Westfield Press International)—as well as a variety of publications, including The Journal of American Culture, Response: A Contemporary Jewish Review, and Peace Review: A Transnational Journal.
Jennifer Hansen is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures at the University of Virginia, and is writing a dissertation on visual representations of the Holocaust. She has recently been a DAAD research grant recipient and a fellow at the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C.
Adia Mendelson-Maoz is a senior faculty member at the Open University of Israel in the field of Hebrew Literature. Her research is concerned with literature in its intersection with ethics, politics, and culture. Among her recent articles: "Checkpoint Syndrome—Violence, Madness, and Ethics in the Hebrew Literature of the Intifada" appears in Textual Ethos Studies—or Locating Ethics (Rodopi, 2005); "On Human Parts—Orly Castel-Bloom and the Israeli Contemporary Extreme" appears in Novel of the Contemporary Extreme (Continuum, 2006); "The Pedagogical and the Performative: Narratives of Immigration in 20th Century Hebrew Literature" appears in Contested Recognition: Cultural Claims and the Problems of Belonging (Inter-Disciplinary Press, forthcoming, 2009). Her book Hebrew Literature as Moral Laboratory: Representations of Moral Problems in the 20th Century Hebrew Prose (in Hebrew) is forthcoming from Bar Ilan University Press.
James F. Moore is Professor of Theology at Valparaiso University. He is co-director of the HIV Symposium project at the Zygon Center for Religion and Science in Chicago. Among his publications are Christian Theology after the Shoah: A Reinterpretation of the Passion Narrative (1993, 2004), Post-Shoah Dialogues (2004), Towards a Dialogical Community (2004), as well as numerous articles on Jewish Studies, on Christian theology and the Shoah, and on science...