Office: 4103 Mosse Humanities
Mailbox: 4004 Mosse Humanities
Curriculum Vitae: View PDF
Office Hours: TBA
Education: PhD: Stanford;
MA: Stanford; BA: University of California
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.
- Ed., Jewish Radicals: A Documentary History (New York University Press, 2012).
- A Fire in Their Hearts: Yiddish Socialists in New York (Harvard University Press, 2005).
- Winner, The Salo Wittmayer Baron Prize, American Academy for Jewish Research (2006)
- Runner-up, The Saul Viener Book Prize, American Jewish Historical Society (2007)
- "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.
History Courses Taught:
- History 219 - American Jewish Experience - Syllabus 2014 (pdf)
- History 221 - Jews in American Popular Culture
- History 374 - Modern Political History of the Jews
- History 220 - Labor and Working Class History in the U. S.
- History 600 - Advanced Seminar in History - Topics: "African Americans and Jews in Urban US"; "Zionism and Its Critics"; "Immigrants in Urban America"
- History 891/History 901 - Modern Jewish History in Comparative Perspective: "Russian and the United States" Syllabus 2011 (pdf)
- History 901 - Studies in American History - Topics: "American Jewish History"; "Communism and Anti-Communism in U. S. History"; "Political History of American Labor"
- History 902 - Research Seminar in U. S. Social History