Director

Ashley Walters received her doctorate in History along with a Ph.D. minor in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from Stanford University. Her research explores the history of Jews, gender, race, and immigration in the early twentieth century U.S. Her book manuscript is tentatively titled, “Intimate Radicals and Radical Intimacies: East European Jewish Women in the Early Twentieth Century Anglo-American Imaginary,” and it considers the evolving image of East European Jewish women in American discourses through the lens of interethnic and interclass romances on the radical left. At CofC, Professor Walters teaches classes on modern and American Jewish history, Jews and gender, and the history of Black-Jewish relations.

Jewish Heritage Collection Liaison

Alyssa Neely supports the Center’s mission through her work with the Jewish Heritage Collection—managing incoming materials and information, processing oral histories, co-curating exhibits, and assisting researchers. She also works closely with the Jewish Historical Society of South Carolina on special projects, and produces, with Dale Rosengarten, the Society’s biannual magazine.