University of Wisconsin–Madison

Dylan Kaufman-Obstler

TA: History 102, Lecturer Jesse Gant

Advisor: Tony Michels
Office: 4272 Mosse Humanities
Mailbox: 4085 Mosse Humanities
Phone: 608.263.1939
Office Hours: TBA

Dylan Kaufman-Obstler


My focus is on the history of the American Jewish Left during the 20th century. I am interested in Jews in the labor movement, their encounters with Socialism and Communism, and shifts in American Jewish political and cultural institutions after the New Deal and WWII.


B.A., Hampshire College (2013)
M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison (2017)


  • American Jewish History

M.A. Title

  • “‘Hush Hush,’ Out Loud: Jewish Communists, the House Un-American Activities Committee, and Contested Solutions to Antisemitism in America”

Courses Taught as TA

  • History 102: American History from the Civil War Era to the Present (Fall, 2016 and Spring, 2018)
  • History 213: Jews in American Popular Culture (Spring, 2017)
  • History 219: American Jewish Experience (Fall, 2017)