Cheryl Tallan received a M.A. from York University, Toronto, in Interdisciplinary Studies. She is now an independent scholar. In 2003 she co-authored, with Emily Taitz and Sondra Henry, The JPS Guide to Jewish Women, 600 B.C.E.–1900 C.E. Her specialty is medieval Jewish women and she has prepared a bibliography on this subject, Medieval Jewish Women in History, Law, Literature, and Art: A Bibliography, which is available on the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute web site.