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The Shalvi/Hyman Encyclopedia of Jewish Women

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Janna M. Bernstein

Janna Bernstein, M.Ed., Ph.D., is a scholar practitioner, having dual roles at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) as both administrative faculty and adjunct academic faculty. Her research utilizes racial formation theory and intersectional analysis to investigate the lived experiences of Jewish women professionals in higher education. She received her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Cultural Studies, International Education, and Multicultural Education from UNLV and a proud double alumna of the University of Southern California (USC). Through a partnership between the University of Southern California and Hebrew Union College- Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) in Los Angeles, CA, Dr. Bernstein was also humbled to be the first USC student to be conferred with a HUC-JIR Judaic Studies degree.

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Higher Education Administration in the United States

The Academy and Judaism share similar values. At both their roots lies a passion for knowledge—the love of learning, the necessity for debate and discussion, an appreciation for the challenge of scholarship. This would suggest no mystery in the number of Jews in universities. However, it is women’s space in these intellectual settings—historically unwelcome by the academy and unsupported by Jewish scholarly institutions—that poses the wonder.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Janna M. Bernstein." (Viewed on December 11, 2023) <https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/author/bernstein-janna>.


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