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(2014)Museums reflect the way a society looks at the past, but upon closer examination this reflection is bidirectional; museums are shaped by our current social norms and culture as much as built on our past. From their inception, ...
(2011)The goal of this study was to create an inclusion guide to be used by Jewish institutions in order to increase their level of inclusivity of LGBTQ families. The thesis includes the guide itself, as well as a paper briefly ...
FROM SELLING RAGS TO WEARING RICHES: GERMAN JEWS' ECONOMIC PROGRESS IN THE FIRST HALF OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY (2010)This study investigates how mainstream German Jews in the first half of the nineteenth century moved from the edges of society into the German economic middle class, as their marginal occupations, especially petty commerce ...
School’s Out for the Summer: A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Second Language Learning in Informal Settings (2009-01)This ethnographic, cross-cultural study used a dialogic, sociolinguistic framework to describe learning processes in portraits of three immersion summer camps in the eastern United States. Using the data collection techniques ...
(University of Maryland Press, 2009)