Position title: Director
Office 4103 Humanities
455 N. Park St.
Madison, WI 53706
George Mosse Professor of American Jewish History
Ph.D., Stanford University
M.A., Stanford University
B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz
Areas of Research
American Jewish history, Yiddish culture, modern Jewish politics
The American Jewish Experience: From Shtetl to Suburb
Jews in American Popular Culture
Modern Jewish Politics: Socialism, Liberalism, Nationalism
Eastern European Jews in the United States
African Americans and Jews in Urban America
Modern Jewish History in Trans-National Perspective
Zionism and Its Critics
A Fire in Their Hearts: Yiddish Socialists in New York (Harvard University Press, 2005)
“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.
Honors and Awards
American Academy for Jewish Research, Salo Baron Prize for Best First Book in Jewish Studies (2006)
Runner-up, American Jewish Historical Society, Saul Viener Book Prize (2007)