Samantha Baskind

Samantha Baskind, Professor of Art History at Cleveland State University, is the author of five books, most recently The Warsaw Ghetto in American Art and Culture (2018), and co-editor of The Jewish Graphic Novel: Critical Approaches (2008), the foundational volume in the field. Baskind has published over 100 articles and reviews in academic journals, museum catalogues, edited collections, encyclopedias, and the popular press. She served as editor for U.S. art for the 22-volume revised edition of the Encyclopaedia Judaica and is currently series editor of Dimyonot: Jews and the Cultural Imagination, published by Penn State University Press.

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