Jeffrey Shandler, a scholar of modern Jewish culture, is Associate Professor of Jewish Studies at Rutgers University. He studies the role that broadcasting, film, photography, and other media play in modern Jewish life, modern Yiddish culture, American responses to the Holocaust, and Jewish museum and tourist practices, among other topics. His publications include While America Watches: Televising the Holocaust (Oxford University Press, 1999), Entertaining America: Jews, Movies, and Broadcasting (co-author/co-editor with J. Hoberman; Princeton University Press, 2003), and Adventures in Yiddishland: Postvernacular Language and Culture (University of California Press, forthcoming). Exhibitions he has curated include Holy Land: American Encounters with the Land of Israel in the Century before Statehood (with Beth Wenger; National Museum of American Jewish History, 1998), and “Entertaining America: Jews, Movies and Broadcasting” (with J. Hoberman; The Jewish Museum in New York, 2003).
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