Ashley Walters is an Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies at the College of Charleston. She completed her PhD in American and East European Jewish History with a PhD minor in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Stanford University. She is currently working on her book, Intimate Radicals: East European Jewish Women and the Early Twentieth-century Anglo-American Imaginary, which explores how unconventional desires among leftist radicals helped produce a new cultural mythology of the East European Jewish woman in early-twentieth century America. She is also co-editing a collection of essays on Jewish women’s literary culture and gender politics in the US. At the College of Charleston, she teaches courses on modern and American Jewish history, Jews and gender, and the history of Jews and the American South.