Ellen Eisenberg is the Dwight and Margaret Lear Professor of
American History at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon, where she has
taught since 1990. She is the author of Jewish Agricultural Colonies in New
Jersey, 1882-1920, The First to Cry Down Injustice: Western Jews and
Japanese Removal during WWII (a 2008 National Jewish Book Award finalist),
and Jews of the Pacific Coast: Reinventing Community on America’s Edge,
coauthored with Ava F. Kahn and William Toll.