June Sochen, a professor of history at Northeastern Illinois University, received her B.A. from the University of Chicago and her M.A. and Ph.D. in history from Northwestern University. Specializing in American women’s and American Jewish history, her books include The New Woman: Feminism in Greenwich Village, 1910–1920, Consecrate Every Day: The Public Lives of Jewish American Women, 1880–1980, and the award-winning Cafeteria America: New Identities in Contemporary Life. Sochen has edited a special edition of American Jewish History on American Jewish women.