Judah M. Bernstein recently completed his PhD at New York University in the departments of Hebrew-Judaic Studies and History. His dissertation focuses on Zionism in America in the early twentieth century. He currently serves as academic programs coordinator at the Center for Jewish History.
Libby Garland is associate professor of history at Kingsborough Community College, The City University of New York. She is the author of After They Closed the Gates: Jewish Illegal Immigration to the United States, 1921–1965 (University of Chicago Press, 2014), winner of both the American Jewish Historical Society's Saul Viener Book Prize and the American Historical Association's Dorothy Rosenberg Prize in 2015.
Rachel Gordan is an assistant professor of religion and Jewish studies at the University of Florida. She is a working on a book about post-WWII American Judaism and a book about the novel-turned-film, Gentleman's Agreement. She received her PhD in religious studies from Harvard, and her BA in American studies from Yale.
Jason Lustig received his PhD in history from UCLA in 2017. His research focuses on the history of Jewish archives in Germany, the United States, and Israel/ Palestine during the twentieth century, which is the subject of his monograph in preparation "A Time to Gather: Archives and the Control of Jewish Culture." In 2018–2019, he will serve as a Harry Starr Fellow in Judaica at Harvard's Center for Jewish Studies and the Gerald Wertheimer Early Career Fellow at the Leo Baeck Institute. His work has appeared in the Journal of Contemporary History, and he also founded and hosts the Jewish History Matters podcast.
Matthew D. Warshawsky is professor of Spanish and chair of the Department of International Languages and Cultures at the University of Portland, where he teaches classes on Golden Age and Medieval Spanish literature, Hispano-Jewish literature and culture, and the Spanish language. He is the author of The Perils of Living the Good and True Law: Iberian Crypto-Jews in the Shadow of the Inquisition of Colonial Hispanic America (Juan de la Cuesta-Hispanic Monographs, 2016) and co-edited, with James A. Parr, Don Quixote: Interdisciplinary Connections (Juan de la Cuesta-Hispanic Monographs, 2013). Additionally, his articles and reviews have appeared in publications such as Calíope, Colonial Latin American Review, Pacific Coast Philology, Partial Answers, Sephardic Horizons, and Shofar. [End Page iv]
Max D. Baumgarten recently completed his doctorate at the University of California, Los Angeles. His dissertation traces the intensification of Jewish political activity in Los Angeles from the civil rights era through the 1990s. He currently serves as a public policy analyst at the Pat Brown Institute for Public Affairs at California State University, Los Angeles.
Florette Cohen is associate professor of psychology at the College of Staten Island, CUNY. She is an authority on stereotypes and social perceptual accuracy. She has authored or co-authored several empirical studies of antisemitism, including an influential study that appeared in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (2009).
Jodi Eicher-Levine is the Berman Professor of Jewish Civilization and associate professor of religion studies at Lehigh University. She is the author of Suffer the Little Children: Uses of the Past in Jewish and African American Children's Literature (New York University Press, 2013). Her current book project, Crafting Judaism, explores the intersections of gender, religion, and material culture in contemporary Jewish communities.
Ronnie A. Grinberg is an assistant professor of history and a core faculty member of The Schusterman Center for Judaic and Israel Studies at the University of Oklahoma. She is currently completing a book on gender and the New York intellectuals.
Debra Kaufman is professor emerita and Matthews Distinguished University Professor at Northeastern University. She is the author of the award-nominated book Rachel's Daughters: Newly Orthodox Jewish Women (Rutgers University Press, 1991) and a lecturer for the Association for Jewish Studies Distinguished Lectureship Program.
Clayton Koppes is professor of history at Oberlin College. He is the author (with Gregory Black) of Hollywood Goes to War: How Politics, Profits, and Propaganda Shaped World War II Movies (University of California Press, 1987). He is currently finishing a history of American movie censorship from...