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Laura Arnold Leibman is Professor of English and Humanities at Reed College. She received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles. Her work focuses on how material culture changes our understanding of the role of women, children, and Jews of color in the early Atlantic World. She is the author of several award-winning books, including The Art of the Jewish Family: A History of Women in Early New York in Five Objects and Messianism, Secrecy and Mysticism: A New Interpretation of Early American Jewish Life. Prof. Leibman is also a distinguished lecturer and educator, and she mentors widely within the field of Jewish Studies. To find out more about Prof. Leibman and her work, you can check out her website at https://www.lauraleibman.com/.

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Event Sponsors:
Pearlstine/Lipov Center for Southern Jewish Culture
CofC Yaschik/Arnold Jewish Studies Program
Charleston JCC Foundation
CofC African American Studies Program
CofC Department of Religious Studies
CofC Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World Program
CofC Department of History
CofC Southern Studies Program

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