University of Wisconsin–Madison

Tony Michels

George L. Mosse Professor of American Jewish History

aemichels@wisc.edu

608.265.2521

Office: 4103 Mosse Humanities
Mailbox: 4004 Mosse Humanities
Curriculum Vitae (pdf)
Office Hours: TBA

Tony Michels


Biography

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.

Education

Ph.D., Stanford
M.A., Stanford
B.A., University of California

Books

Selected Publications

  • “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.

Advisor To

History Courses

  • 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