Shayna Weiss is a scholar of Judaism, gender, and Israeli culture at Brandeis University. She has entered the space of Jewish academia at a sort of multi-dimensional renaissance. Women are playing a more prominent role in academia and the Jewish world than ever before; at the same time, the field of Jewish studies is at an inflection point. We sit down with Shayna Weiss, a leader in the field and a key figure in this shift. Needless to say, she is so much more than a Nice Jewish Girl.