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Joyce Antler is the Samuel J. Lane Professor Emerita of American Jewish History and Culture and Professor Emerita of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Brandeis University. Her latest book is Jewish Radical Feminism: Voices from the Women's Liberation Movement (New York University Press, 2018).

Menahem Blondheim is a professor in the Department of History and the Department of Communication at the Hebrew University. He studies the role of communications in American and in Jewish history, as well as the development, performance, and meaning of communication technologies, new and old.

Janet Bordelon is the director of academic research and scholarship at Kehillah Jewish High School in Palo Alto. She also teaches in the Jewish Studies department. Janet completed her PhD at NYU in 2014. Her research focuses on church-state issues in American history. Her dissertation traced the historical battle over school choice (public funds for private religious schools) within the American Jewish community. While at NYU, she served as a Jim Joseph Fellow and Tikvah Center Fellow at NYU Law School and taught undergraduate courses pertaining to the history of American education, culture wars, and religion and educational policy. She is currently working on her book project, which looks at Leo Pfeffer, the school choice movement, and the rise of the religious right lobby. She is committed to teaching about social justice, conscientious, and reasoned constitutional interpretation and empathetic dialogue. She is an active member in the American Academy of Religion and Public Schools International Perspectives Group, the Religion and Education Collaborative, the American Historical Association, the American Jewish Historical Society, the History of Education Society, and the Southern Jewish Historical Society.

Ari Y. Kelman is the Jim Joseph Professor of Education and Jewish Studies at the Stanford Graduate School of Education. He is the author of Station Identification: A Cultural History of Yiddish Radio and a co-author of Sacred Strategies.

Shaul Kelner is associate professor of sociology and Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt University. He is the author of Tours That Bind: Diaspora, Pilgrimage and Israeli Birthright Tourism (New York University Press, 2010) and is completing a book on American activism for Soviet Jewish emigration rights.

Melissa R. Klapper is professor of history and director of Women's and Gender Studies at Rowan University. She is the author of Jewish Girls Coming of Age in America, 1860–1920 (New York University Press, 2005) and Small Strangers: The Experiences of Immigrant Children in the United States, 1880–1925 (Ivan R. Dee, 2007). Her most recent book, Ballots, Babies, and Banners of Peace: American Jewish Women's Activism, 1890–1940 (New York University Press, 2013) was awarded the National Jewish Book Award in Women's Studies. [End Page v]

Richard Menkis is associate professor of modern Jewish history at the University of British Columbia. His recent work includes More than Just Games: Canada and the 1936 Olympics (University of Toronto Press, 2015), co-authored with Harold Troper. His current work focuses on history, memory, and Canadian Jewish identities.

Zef Segal is a lecturer in the Department of History, Philosophy and Jewish Studies and the Department of Mathematics at the Open University of Israel. His research focuses on nineteenth-century German history, the history of modern communication, transportation, and cartography.

Riv-Ellen Prell (University of Minnesota), Tony Michels (University of Wisconsin-Madison), and Ari Y. Kelman (Stanford University) organized the conference, "The Jewish 1968 and its Legacies."


Joshua Furman is the Stanford and Joan Alexander Postdoctoral Fellow in Jewish Studies at Rice University. He is working on a book that explores the history of the Houston Jewish community and the two neighborhoods that shaped its existence for most of the twentieth century.

Benjamin M. Jacobs is a visiting associate professor in the Graduate School of Education and Human Development at The George Washington University. Along with co-authors Barry Chazan and Robert Chazan, he recently published Cultures and Contexts of Jewish Education (Palgrave MacMillan, 2017).

Karoline P. Cook is Lecturer in the History of the Atlantic World at Royal Holloway, University of London and author of Forbidden Passages: Muslims and Moriscos in Colonial Spanish America (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016).

Josh Parshall is the director of the History Department at the Institute of Southern Jewish Life. He recently earned a PhD in American Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and his dissertation uncovers the history of the Workmen's Circle/Arbeter Ring in the early twentieth-century South.

Dale Rosengarten is founding director of the Jewish Heritage Collection at the College of Charleston Library and associate director of the College's Pearlstine/Lipov Center for Southern Jewish Culture. She co-edited A Portion of the People: Three Hundred Years of Southern Jewish Life (University of South Carolina Press, 2002), based on an exhibition of the same name. [End Page vi]

Paulette Kershenovich Schuster received her PhD from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She is currently doing research at the Hebrew University and teaches at the Open University in Israel. She is the author of The Syrian Jewish Community in Mexico City in a Comparative Context: Between a Rock and a Hard Place (Lambert, 2012), and her articles have been published in several countries in English, Portuguese, Spanish and Hebrew.

Jared Stark is professor of comparative literature at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida. He is the author, with Alina Bacall-Zwirn, of No Common Place: The Holocaust Testimony of Alina Bacall-Zwirn (Bison Books, 1999). His book A Death of One's Own: Literature, Law, and the Right to Die is forthcoming from Northwestern University Press in spring 2018 [End Page vii]

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