Samantha Baskind is associate professor of art history at Cleveland State University and specializes in modern American art and culture as well as twentieth-century Jewish art across borders. She is the author of Raphael Soyer and the Search for Modern Jewish Art (2004) and Encyclopedia of Jewish American Artists (2007), a College and Research Libraries Selected Reference Work, 2006-7. The Jewish Graphic Novel: Critical Approaches (co-edited with Ranen Omer-Sherman), was published in 2008. She served as editor for U.S. art for the 26-volume revised edition of the Encyclopedia Judaica. Recent articles have appeared in Art Criticism, American Art, Jewish Social Studies, and History of Photography.