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Hi, I'm a visiting assistant professor of Latin American history at the University of Scranton. I earned my PhD in History at the University of Chicago, where I also kept myself entertained as a flutist in the University Symphony Orchestra and as a flamenco dancer, choreographer, and instructor. I originally hail from a kibbutz in Israel, but was mostly raised in Los Angeles. Toward the end of high school, I began to tire of perfect weather and so headed to muggy Princeton, where I received my BA in History, along with Certificates in Latin American Studies and Musical Performance. After being handed my diploma, I headed back west but stopped halfway in Chicago to work for an amazing nonprofit, Mikva Challenge. Training high school students to become civic leaders was just too much fun so I decided to sober up with graduate school. My political and artistic interests have nonetheless managed to weasel their way into my dissertation and book project, which you can read more about on the other pages of this site. Enjoy!