Hi, I’m a historian of American Orthodoxy and Jewish gender history. I have a PhD from NYU where I wrote about the history of Bais Yaakov in America, combining my interests in American Jewish history, history of education, gender history, girl culture, and history of childhood. I’m currently working on a book on the culture and development of Bais Yaakov schools in America. I have worked in Orthodox women’s education for almost twenty years, currently as the dean of an Orthodox women’s college. I have been involved in advocacy efforts within the Orthodox community, mostly related to gender issues, and have written on various contemporary topics (for more, see my website lesliegklein.com). I’m also an amateur singer-songwriter and host open mic nights for women. AMA!