George L. Mosse Professor of American Jewish History
Office: 4103 Mosse Humanities
Mailbox: 4004 Mosse Humanities
Curriculum Vitae (pdf)
Office Hours: TBA
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.
B.A., University of California
Mitchell B. Hart (Co-editor) , Tony Michels (Co-editor) (2017). The Cambridge History of Judaism: Volume 8. The Modern World, 1815–2000. Cambridge University Press
Tony Michels (2012). Jewish Radicals: A Documentary History. NYU Press
Tony Michels (2005). A Fire in Their Hearts: Yiddish Socialists in New York. Harvard University Press
- “The Russian Revolution in New York, 1917-1919, Journal of Contemporary History (forthcoming).
- “Donald Trump and the Triumph of Antiliberalism,” Jewish Social Studies Vol. 22, No. 3 (Spring/Summer 2017), pp. 186-192.
- “Comments on the Topic of Jews and American Freedom,” AJS Perspectives (Fall 2016), pp. 20-22.
- “Is America ‘Different’?: A Critique of American Jewish Exceptionalism,” American Jewish History vol. 96, no. 3 (Sept. 2010): 201-224.
- “Exporting Yiddish Socialism: New York’s Role in the Russian Jewish Workers’ Movement,” Jewish Social Studies vol. 16, no. 1 (Fall 2009): 1-26.
- “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.
- Joe Banin
- Erin Faigin
- Dylan Kaufman-Obstler
- History 213 – Jews and American Popular Culture – Syllabus 2017 (pdf)
- History 219 – American Jewish Experience – Syllabus 2015 (pdf)
- History 374 – Modern Political History of the Jews
- History 600 – African Americans and Jews in Urban US
- 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