Susanne A. Shavelson

Susanne A. Shavelson is assistant director of the Institute for Informal Jewish Education at Brandeis University. She received her Ph.D. in American culture from the University of Michigan, with a dissertation on “From Amerike to America: Language and Identity in the Yiddish and English Autobiographies of Jewish Immigrant Women.” Shavelson has an M.A. in American culture from the University of Michigan and a B.A. in English and American studies from Tufts University. Her areas of specialization include Jewish-American history, literature and culture since 1881 and the experience of Jewish women in America.

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