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Joyce Antler is the Samuel Lane Professor of American Jewish History and Culture, and Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies, at Brandeis University. She is a founding board member and chair of the Academic Advisory Council of the Jewish Women’s Archive.

Jennifer Gilmore is author of the novels Golden Country, Something Red, and, most recently, The Mothers. She has taught writing and literature at Barnard College, Cornell University, the New School, and currently is a lecturer at Princeton University.

Annie Polland is the Vice President for Programs & Education at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, where she oversees exhibits and interpretation. She is the author, with Daniel Soyer, of Emerging Metropolis: New York Jews in the Age of Immigration, winner of the 2012 Everett Family Foundation Jewish Book of the Year of the National Jewish Book Award as part of City of Promises.

Judith Rosenbaum is an historian and writer and the former Director of Public History at the Jewish Women’s Archive. She holds a PhD in American Studies from Brown University and is currently co-editing an anthology on the contemporary Jewish mother.

Suzanne Wasserman is an historian and a documentary film maker. She holds a Ph.D. in history from New York University and is the Director of the Gotham Center for New York City History at the City University of New York Graduate Center.


Michael Scott Alexander is associate professor of Religious Studies at the University of California, Riverside and author of Jazz Age Jews (2001).

Vincent Brook teaches at USC, UCLA, Cal-State LA, and Pierce College. His most recent books are Land of Smoke and Mirrors: A Cultural History of Los Angeles (2013) and, as co-editor, Woody on Rye: Jewishness in the Films and Plays of Woody Allen (2013).

Paul Buhle, Senior Lecturer Emeritus at Brown University, is editor of Jews and American Popular Culture (3 volumes, 2007) and, with Harvey Pekar, of the comic art volume, Yiddishkeit: Jewish Vernacular and the New Land (2011).

Lawrence J. Epstein is the author of, among other books, The Haunted Smile: The Story of Jewish Comedians in America (2001). [End Page v]



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