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Michael Scott Alexander is Associate Professor and the Maimonides Chair of Jewish Studies at the University of California, Riverside. He is the author of Jazz Age Jews (2001).

Sarah Bunin Benor, Associate Professor at Hebrew Union College, received her Ph.D. from Stanford University in Linguistics. She is the author of Becoming Frum: How Newcomers Learn the Language and Culture of Orthodox Judaism (2012).

Rebecca L. Davis is an associate professor of history at the University of Delaware. She is the author of More Perfect Unions: The American Search for Marital Bliss (2010).

Lewis R. Gordon is Professor of Philosophy and Africana Studies, with affiliations in Asian and Asian American Studies, Caribbean and Latino/a Studies, and Judaic Studies, at UCONN-Storrs; European Union Visiting Chair in Philosophy at Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès, France; and Nelson Mandela Visiting Professor of Politics and International Studies at Rhodes University, South Africa. His most recent book is What Fanon Said: A Philosophical Introduction to His Life and Thought (2015).

Bruce D. Haynes is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Davis and a Senior Fellow in the Urban Ethnography Project at Yale University. He is the author of Red Lines, Black Spaces: The Politics of Race and Space in a Black Middle-Class Suburb (2006) and the forthcoming Hear O Israel: Voices of African American Jews.

Bruce A. Phillips is Professor of Jewish Communal Service at Hebrew Union College, Los Angeles and University Fellow at the Center for Religion and Civic Culture at the University of Southern California. His most recent publication is “The Geography of Jewish Intermarriage in Five U.S. Urban Areas,” in Stan Brunn (editor) The World Religion Map (2015).

Nancy Sinkoff, Director of the Center for European Studies and Associate Professor of Jewish Studies and History at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is at work on a biography of Lucy S. Dawidowicz, and reissued her From that Place and Time: A Memoir, 1938–1947 with an introductory essay, “Yidishkayt and the Making of Lucy S. Dawidowicz” in 2008. She is also currently serving as a JTS Fellow.

Kelly Amanda Train is Contract Lecturer in the Department of Sociology at Ryerson University in Toronto. Her chapter, “East Meets West: Sephardic and Mizrahi Jews in Canada and the United States,” will be appearing in Barry Stiefel & Hernan Tesler-Mabe’s forthcoming book Through the Looking Glass: Reflections and Refractions Between Canadian and American Jews. [End Page i]


Harry Brod is Professor of Sociology and Humanities at the University of Northern Iowa. He is the editor of The Making of Masculinities: The New Men’s Studies (1987). His most recent book is Superman Is Jewish?: How Comic Book Superheroes Came to Serve Truth, Justice and the Jewish-American Way (2012).

Sylvia Barack Fishman is the Joseph and Esther Foster Professor of Contemporary Jewish Life in the Near Eastern and Judaic Studies Department at Brandeis University and Co-Director of the Hadassah Brandeis Institute. She is the author of eight books, including Love, Marriage, and Jewish Families: Paradoxes of a Social Revolution (2015). She received the 2014 Marshall Skalre Award from the Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry.

Miri Freud-Kandel is the Fellow in Modern Judaism at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies at the University of Oxford. Her publications include Orthodox Judaism in Britain Since 1913: An Ideology Forsaken (2006), and her current research project is a monograph on the theology of Louis Jacobs.

Jenna Weissman Joselit is the Charles E. Smith Professor of Judaic Studies and Professor of History at the George Washington University. Her very first book, Our Gang: Jewish Crime and the New York Jewish Community, 1900–1940 (1982) explored the history of Jewish criminality in pre-war America.

Julian Levinson is the Samuel Shetzer Professor of American Jewish Studies at the University of Michigan. He is the author of Exiles on Main Street: Jewish American Writers and American Literary Culture (2008), winner of the National Jewish Book Award in American Jewish Studies. He is currently working on a book on the influence of American Protestantism on constructions of Jewish identity in the United States.

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