Avigail Oren

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  • Graduate Student
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Twitter: @avismile

I am a second-year doctoral student in the Department of History at Carnegie Mellon University, studying 20th c. U.S. urban history. I am currently working on a research project about Jewish social work in Jewish Community Centers. I am interested in how health services--specifically mental health services--were provided in this setting. How did center workers construct their expertise, and how did they gain the cultural authority to intervene into the private lives of their members?