Jessica Cooperman is an Associate Professor of Religion Studies and Director of Jewish Studies at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA. Her research focuses on American Judaism and Jewish culture, and on connections between religion and state policy. Her book, Making Judaism Safe for America: World War I and the Origins of Religious Pluralism, was published by NYU Press in 2018 and received an honorable mention for the biennial Saul Viener Book Prize in American Jewish History. Her current research explores sites of Jewish-Christian dialogue and engagement in the post-World War II United States. During the 2019-2020 academic year she was the Center for Jewish History-Fordham University Fellow in Jewish-Christian Relations. In Spring 2021 she was a fellow at the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, where she worked on a project examining Jewish and Christian haggadot and celebrations of Passover seder.
Jessica Cooperman writes that Stahl's work demonstrates how racism shapes religious institutions and argues that "it points to the necessity of re-examining American narratives of religious freedom through the analytical lenses of both race and gender."