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Caroline Luce

University of California, Los Angeles

Caroline Luce is the Ross Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the UCLA Center for Jewish Studies and the lead curator for the Mapping Jewish Los Angeles Project. Before receiving her PhD in History from UCLA in 2013, she received fellowships from the New York Public Library, the UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, the Southern California Historical Society, and YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. Her dissertation, “Visions of a Jewish Future: the Jewish Bakers Union and Yiddish Culture in East Los Angeles, 1908-1942,” explored the complexities of working-class identity and Yiddish-based labor and community organizing in Boyle Heights.

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