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I am a scholar of modern Judaism and American religions. My work is especially interested in exploring religion, politics, and issues of space and place. My first book, Jews on the Frontier: Religion and Mobility in Nineteenth-century America (New York University Press, 2017), was the winner of the National Jewish Book Award in American Jewish Studies and a finalist for the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature.

I am currently an assistant professor of Jewish studies and religion at Oberlin College. I was previously assistant professor of Jewish studies and director of the Pearlstine/Lipov Center for Southern Jewish Culture at the College of Charleston. I was co-director of the 2019 NEH Summer Institute for College and University Professors, “Privilege and Prejudice: Jewish History in the American South.”

I grew up in Shorewood, Wisconsin, and Marietta, Georgia, and earned a B.A. in religion (summa cum laude with distinction) from Boston University. I received a PhD in religious studies from Yale University in 2015.

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