My specialization is American Jewish.
My Research and Teaching Interests include American Jewish history, Yiddish culture, Russian Jewish history, socialism, working-class history, and nationalism.
- PhD - Stanford
- MA - Stanford
- BA - University of California
|Ed., Jewish Radicals: A Documentary History (New York University Press, 2012). View Book Details
|A Fire in Their Hearts: Yiddish Socialists in New York (Harvard University Press, 2005). View Book Details
- "Is America 'Different'?: A Critique of American Jewish Exceptionalism," American Jewish History vol. 96, no. 3 (Sept. 2010): 201-224.
- “Communism and the Problem of Ethnicity in the 1920s: The Case of Moissaye Olgin,” in Studies in Contemporary Jewry vol. 25 (2011), pp. 26-48.
- “Exporting Yiddish Socialism: New York’s Role in the Russian Jewish Workers’ Movement,” Jewish Social Studies vol. 16, no. 1 (Fall 2009): 1-26.
- “Communalist History and Beyond: What Is the Potential of American Jewish History?” American Jewish History vol. 95, no. 1 (March 2009): 61-71.
- Co-author (Hasia Diner). “Considering American Jewish History,” OAH Newsletter (Nov. 2007), pp. 9, 18.
- "I Am Not Hippy Johnny: How Jonathan Richman Used His Outsider Status to Revolutionize Rock and Roll," Guilt and Pleasure no. 6 (Fall 2007): 82-87.
- Dylan Kaufman-Obstler
- History 213 - Jews and American Popular Culture - Syllabus 2017 (pdf)
- History 219 - American Jewish Experience - Syllabus 2015 (pdf)
- History 220 - Labor and Working Class History in the U. S.
- History 221 - Jews in American Popular Culture
- History 374 - Modern Political History of the Jews
- History 600 - African Americans and Jews in Urban US
- History 600 - Zionism and Its Critics
- History 600 - Immigrants in Urban America
- History 891/History 901 - Modern Jewish History in Comparative Perspective: "Russian and the United States"
- History 901 - Zionism and Its Critics - Syllabus 2017 (pdf)
- History 901 - Communism and Anti-Communism in U. S. History
- History 901 - Political History of American Labor
- History 902 - Research Seminar in U. S. Social History