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Eliyana R. Adler is an associate professor in history and Jewish studies at Pennsylvania State University. She is the author of In her Hands: The Education of Jewish Girls in Tsarist Russia (Detroit, 2011) and articles on the history of Jewish education. Currently she is preparing a manuscript on the experiences of Polish Jewish refugees in the Soviet Union during the Second World War.

Ido Bassok is a poet, translator, and researcher of Hebrew literature and modern Jewish history in eastern Europe. His doctorate addressed Jewish family structure and children's education during the interwar period in Poland. Two books related to his doctoral project have been published in Hebrew: the anthology Alilot ne'urim: otobiyografyot shel benei no'ar yehudim mipolin bein shetei milḥamot olam (Tel Aviv, 2011) and Teḥiyat hane'urim: mishpaḥah veḥinukh beyahadut polin bein milḥamot ha'olam (Jerusalem, 2015). He has recently completed a comprehensive biography of the Hebrew poet Shaul Tchernichovsky.

Geoffrey Claussen is the Lori and Eric Sklut Emerging Scholar in Jewish Studies, assistant professor of religious studies, and the Jewish Studies Program co-ordinator at Elon University. He holds a BA (summa cum laude) from Carleton College and an MA, rabbinic ordination, and Ph.D. from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. He is current president of the Society of Jewish Ethics and is the author of Sharing the Burden: Rabbi Simḥah Zissel Ziv and the Path of Musar (Albany, NY, 2015).

Levi Cooper undertakes research on legal history in the late modern period and the interplay between Jewish legal writing and broader legal, intellectual, and cultural contexts. He teaches at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem. After completing his doctorate at Bar-Ilan University Faculty of Law, he was awarded postdoctoral fellowships in Bar-Ilan University Faculty of Law (2012–14), Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law (2014–15), and the Israeli Inter-University Academic Partnership in Russian and Eastern European Studies (2015–16).

Jordana de Bloeme is a doctoral candidate in the Centre for Jewish Studies of the Department of Humanities at York University, Toronto. Her dissertation, 'Creating Yiddishist Youth: The Vilna Educational Society in Interwar Vilna', looks at Polish–Jewish acculturation through secular Yiddish schooling and informal education in interwar Vilna. She is a former visiting research fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a former Melezin Fellow at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. Her research interests include east European Jewish history, Yiddish studies, and nationalism of stateless cultures. [End Page 479]

Agnieszka Friedrich is an assistant professor working in the Institute of Polish Philology at the University of Gdańsk. She is the author of Bolesław Prus wobec kwestii żydowskiej (Gdańsk 2008). Currently she is undertaking research on Polish antisemitic journalism in the weekly Rola from 1883 to 1912.

Brian Horowitz is the Sizeler Family Chair Professor at Tulane University. He is the author of numerous monographs on Russian Jewry, including Empire Jews: Jewish Nationalism and Acculturation in 19 th- and early 20 th-Century Russia (Bloomington, Ind., 2009), Jewish Philanthropy and Enlightenment in Late-Tsarist Russia (Seattle, 2009), Russian Idea—Jewish Presence: Essays on Russian-Jewish Intellectual Life (Brighton, Mass., 2013), and most recently he edited the first English translation of Vladimir Jabotinsky's Story of my Life (Detroit, 2016).

Victoria Khiterer is an associate professor of history and director of the Conference on the Holocaust and Genocide at Millersville University, Pennsylvania. She holds a Ph.D. in Russian Jewish history from the Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow (1996) and a Ph.D. in Near Eastern and Judaic studies from Brandeis University (2008). She is author and editor of five books and over eighty articles on Russian and east European Jewish history. Among her books are Jewish Pogroms in Kiev during the Russian Civil War, 1918–1920 (Lewiston, NY, 2015) and Jewish City or Inferno of Russian Israel? A History of the Jews in Kiev before February 1917 (Boston, 2016).

Kamil Kijek received his Ph.D. from the Institute of History at the...


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