Joellyn Wallen

Joellyn Wallen is a Ph.D. candidate in American Jewish history, with a concentration in gender studies, at Brandeis University and a registration consultant at the American Jewish Historical Society. Wallen has worked as a curatorial assistant at the Hebrew Union College Skirball Museum and at the Judaica Project at the Smithsonian Institution.

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