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Jenny Caplan, Assistant Professor Towson University

April 12, 2017

Jenny Caplan (Ph.D. 2015) will be joining the faculty of Towson University as an Assistant Professor in the department of Philosophy and Religion. She will be teaching courses focused on Modern Judaism in the Americas to both undergraduates, and MA students in the Baltimore Hebrew Institute, which is affiliated with Towson. She is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Religion Department at Wesleyan University, and helt previous visiting appointments at Western Illinois University and Rollins College. She earned her B.A. in religion and theatre studies from Wellesley College, and earned a Masters of Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School. She has published on various aspects of Judaism and popular culture in journals such as The Journal of Modern Jewish Studies and Shofar, and has forthcoming essays on teaching American Jewish Humor for the MLA's Teaching Options series and Lenny Bruce and Jewish masculinity for a volume on post-Holocaust humor from Wayne State University Press.