EDUCATION
PhD – New York University, History and Hebrew & Judaic Studies, awarded May 2018
Dissertation: “Here, We’re Real Jews”: Producing Authentic Jews in Postwar American Jewish Summer Camps, 1945-1980
BA - The New School University, Eugene Lang College – History and Politics, awarded 2011 

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS
2019-2021 - Jim Joseph Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Stanford University
2018-2019 - Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Ben Gurion University Sde Boker, The Ben Gurion Research Institute for the Study of Israel and Zionism

MANUSCRIPT IN PROGRESS
The Jewish Dream: Anxious Jews, Suburban Youth, and Ideological Summer Camps in Postwar America

PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLES
“Tisha B’Av, “Ghetto Day,” and the Production of “Authentic” Jews at Postwar Jewish Summer Camps,” The Journal of Modern Jewish Studies, 2018, Volume 17, Issue 2.

“‘Laboratories of Yiddishkayt’: Postwar American Jewish Summer Camps and the Transformation of Yiddishism,” American Jewish History, (forthcoming: July 2019).

“Is This What You Call Being Free?”: Intergenerational Negotiation, Democratic Education, and Camper Culture in American Jewish Summer Camps, 1945-1975,” Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth (forthcoming: January 2020).

BOOK REVIEWS
Book Review of Bad Rabbi: And Other Strange But True Stories from the Yiddish Press by Eddy Portnoy,
American Jewish History, April 2019 (forthcoming)

Book Review of Serious Fun at Jewish Community Summer Camp: Family, Judaism, and Israel by Celia Rothenberg. American Jewish History, July 2017

FELLOWSHIPS AND HONORS 
2017-2018 - Association for Jewish Studies Dissertation Completion Fellowship
2016-2017 - The Jacob Rader Marcus American Jewish Archives Rabbi Ferdinand Isserman Memorial Fellowship
2016 - The Pearlstine/Lipov Center for Southern Jewish Culture (College of Charleston) Research Fellowship
2016, 2017 - NYU Graduate Research Initiative in Tel Aviv, Israel Fellowship
2015 - The Ruderman Program for American Jewish Studies at Haifa University Fellowship
2015-2018  - Goldstein-Goren Center for American Jewish History Doctoral Fellowship at NYU
2012-2015 - The Taub Center for Israel Studies NYU Doctoral Fellowship
2014-2016 - Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at NYU Summer Language Grants
2014 - YIVO Institute for Jewish Research Uriel Weinreich Program in Yiddish Language, Literature, and Culture Scholarship
2013  - The Taub Center for Israel Studies Research Grant

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2019, 2016, 2015 – Jewish History, Adjunct Instructor, The New School
2013 – Modern Israel, Teaching Assistant, NYU

PRESENTATIONS AND INVITED TALKS
American Jewish Summer Camps of the Fifties: Yiddishism, Zionism, and Jewish Education in Transition,” The Jewish 1950s, Symposium at University of Florida, March 2019

“Placing Childhood: Jewish Youth and Space in the 20th Century,” Panel Organizer, Association for Jewish Studies Conference, December 2018

"'Laboratories of Yiddishkayt': Reconstructing Yiddishism at Postwar Jewish Summer Camps," American Jewish Historical Society Conference, June 2018

“Sing, Speak, Simulate: Playing Israel at American Jewish Summer Camps, 1945-1980,” Taub Center for Israel Studies, April 2018

“‘Gonna Turn this Camp Right Upside-Down’: Democracy, Resistance, Humor and Sex at Ideological Jewish Summer Camps, 1945-1980,” Conference Paper, Association for Jewish Studies, 2017

“Hebrew, Yiddish, and the Quest for Jewish "Authenticity" at American Jewish Summer Camps,” Conference Paper, World Congress of Jewish Studies, 2017

“Ideology, Anxiety, and Simulation: Becoming ‘Real Jews’ at Postwar American Jewish Summer Camps," Conference Paper, The Society for the History of Children and Youth Conference, 2017

"Tisha B'Av, 'Ghetto Day," and the Use of Tragedy in Postwar American Jewish Summer Camps," Conference Paper, Association for Jewish Studies Conference, 2016

“Here, We’re Real Jews”: Zionism, Yiddishism, and the Production of Authentic Jewishness in Postwar Summer Camps, 1945-1970, Fellowship Lecture, The Pearlstine/Lipov Center for Southern Jewish Culture, 2016

“‘Mameloshn’” Revolution: Yugntruf’s Yiddish Youth and Identity Politics in 1960s-­1970s America Conference Paper, Association for Jewish Studies Conference, 2015

“Fifty Years of Yiddishist Youth: Yugntruf and Yiddish Farm in the Age of Deassimilation”
Conference Paper, New York University and Kulturfest Symposium on Yiddish, Invited Talk, 2015

Vi Volt Men Gezogt: Yugntruf and Yiddish Farm in Comparative Analysis” Invited Guest Lecture, Vilna Yiddish Institute, 2015

“‘They Need it for Collecting Wisdom’: Dynamics and Ideologies of a Transnational Zionist Sisterhood, 1909-1960,” Conference Paper, New York University History First Year Research Conference, 2013

“Yiddish and the Question of Nationalism in Contemporary Israel,” Presentation, New York University Hebrew Judaic Studies, 2013

PANEL PARTICIPATION
Organizer: “Wet Hot American (Jewish) Summer: Nostalgia, Tragedy, and the Making of the Ideal American Jewish Child at Summer Camp,” Association for Jewish Studies Conference, December 2016

Discussant: “On Creative Assignments: Building Skills between Text and Context in the Jewish Studies Classroom,” Association for Jewish Studies Conference, December 2016

Invited Panelist: “Yiddish Culture in the Age of the Start-Up,” Yiddish Book Center at Eldridge Street Synagogue, May 2016

PUBLIC TALKS
“‘In their Struggle for Creative Survival’: American Jewish Summer Camps, 1945-1980,” Center for Jewish History, May 2017

“Yiddish in the Digital Age,” Beit Leyvik, Tel Aviv, December 2017

“For the Love of the Goles: Yiddishland, Ashkenormativity, and Where We Go From Here,” Congregation Beth Elohim, May 2017

“What We Learn from Tisha B’Av at Summer Camp,” Havurat Tel Aviv, August 2017

“Yiddish Culture in the Age of the Start-Up: A Panel Discussion about Yiddish in the Twentieth Century,” Yiddish Book Center and the Eldridge Street Synagogue Museum, May 2016

OTHER EXPERIENCE
2016-Present - Producer and Founder, Vaybertaytsh: A Feminist Podcast in Yiddish
2017-Present - Member of Editorial Board, In geveb: A Journal of Yiddish Studies
2015-2016  - President, Hebrew Judaic Studies NYU Graduate Student Organization
2015, 2014 - Program Coordinator, Yiddish Farm Summer Intensive

LANGUAGES
Yiddish (fluent)
Hebrew (fluent)
German (reading knowledge)
French (reading knowledge)
Esperanto (reading knowledge)

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
Association for Jewish Studies
American Jewish Historical Society
American Historical Society
Society for the History of Children and Youth