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Ari Y. Kelman is the Jim Joseph Chair in Education and Jewish Studies at Stanford University. His interests focus primarily on aural cultures, with particular focus on the sonic dimensions of American religious communities. He is also a scholar of contemporary Jewish culture, in its many manifestations. Kelman is the author of Station Identification: A Cultural History of Yiddish Radio and Sacred Strategies and is the editor of Is Diss a System: a Milt Gross Comic Reader.