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Jennifer Caplan

Jennifer Caplan is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and Program Director of Jewish Studies at Towson University. Her forthcoming book on American Jewish humor will be published with Wayne State University Press, and she has published widely on topics related to Judaism, popular culture, gender, comics and graphic novels, and pedagogy. She has always seen herself as more of a Vashti.

A Journey Across the Ages: Esther in America

Jennifer Caplan reviews Esther in America, a timely volume featuring essays by a number of Lehrhaus editors that addresses how the characters and themes of Megillat Esther have been integrated into American thought and culture over time.