- Contributors to This Issue
Anna Cichopek-Gajraj is currently an Assistant Professor of History and Jewish Studies at Arizona State University. Before joining ASU, she was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Western Ontario in London, Canada (2009–2011) and a Max Weber Postdoctoral Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy (2008–2009). With a Ph.D. in History from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor (2008) and an M.A. in History from the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland (1998), she has been the recipient of a number of fellowships from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC, the YIVO Institute, and the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture in New York, among others. She has worked for the Foundation of Remembrance and Reconciliation, established by John J. Hartman for the restoration of the Jewish heritage in Poland, as director for Poland. Dr. Cichopek-Gajraj’s fields of expertise include modern East European history (in particular Poland and Czechoslovakia/Slovakia), modern Jewish history, theories of ethnicity, ethnic relations and ethnic violence, nationalism, and the aftermath of genocide. She is the author of Pogrom Żydów w Krakowie 11 sierpnia 1945 (Warszawa: Żydowski Instytut Historyczny, 2000) and has contributed to Contested Memories: Poles and Jews during the Holocaust and Its Aftermath, edited by Joshua D. Zimmerman (Rutgers University Press, 2003).
Hillel Gray is a scholar of Jewish law and religious bioethics. He received his MTS from Harvard Divinity School and his Ph.D. (History of Judaism) from the University of Chicago. He serves as Visiting Assistant Professor at Miami University.
Leah Kalmanson is an assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at Drake University. She received her Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Hawai’i at Mânoa. She has co-edited the anthology Confucianism in Context (2010) and has published essays in comparative philosophy in the journals Continental Philosophy Review and Hypatia. Her current projects include the co-edited volumes Lévinas and Asian Thought and Japanese Buddhist Responses to Globalization, as well as a contribution to an upcoming collection of commentaries on Dôgen’s Shushôgi. [End Page vii]
Matthew Kaufman is a Ph.D. student in Humanities at York University in Toronto. He is the recipient of the Fleischer Award for excellence in Jewish studies, the Hershel & Michael Recht Graduate Student Award for excellence in Jewish studies, and the 2010 Midwest Jewish Studies Association Graduate Student Paper Award. His scholarly interest is in Jewish responses to the engagement of science and religion.
Hillel J. Kieval is the Gloria M. Goldstein Professor of Jewish History and Thought at Washington University in St. Louis. His main interests lie in the social and cultural history of the Jews in East Central Europe since the Enlightenment and in Jewish-Gentile interaction and conflict. He is the author of The Making of Czech Jewry: National Conflict and Jewish Society in Bohemia, 1870–1918 (Oxford University Press, 1988); Languages of Community: The Jewish Experience in the Czech Lands (University of California Press, 2000); and the forthcoming work: Blood Inscriptions: The “Ritual Murder” Trial in Modern Europe.
Rebekah Klein-Pejšová is an Assistant Professor of History at Purdue University specializing in modern Jewish and twentieth century east central European History. She earned her Ph.D. from Columbia University in 2007, and her M.A. from the Central European University, Budapest in 1996. She is currently revising her book manuscript Mapping Loyalty: Jewish Nationality and Czechoslovak State Building, 1914–1938, a study of Jewish political reorientation within the borders of a remapped post-World War One east central Europe, focusing on Jews in the contested territory of Slovakia.
Bernhard Malkmus is Assistant Professor of German at the Ohio State University. He has published on modern American and German literature, the picaresque novel, social theory and literature, and ecology and the humanities.
Dr. Moti Mizrahi teaches philosophy at St. John’s University, The Fashion Institute of Technology, and Fairleigh Dickinson University. He is the author of several articles on the philosophy of science, which were published in peer-reviewed journals such as Philosophical Studies and Studies in History and Philosophy of Science. His...