Simon Rabinovitch teaches modern Jewish, European, and Russian history. He received a B.A. in History and Jewish Studies from McGill University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Comparative History from Brandeis University. During his graduate studies he spent a year (2005-6) as a visiting student at the European University at St. Petersburg and before coming to Boston University he spent two years (2007-9) as the Alexander Grass Postdoctoral Associate in Jewish History at the University of Florida.
Rabinovitch began teaching as an Assistant Professor at Boston University’s Department of History in the fall of 2009. In August 2010 he was appointed to a career development professorship named in honor of Peter T. Paul. He spent the past year (2011-12) as a Research Fellow at the University of Helsinki’s Collegium for Advanced Studies and as a Visiting Scholar (February/March 2012) at Tel-Aviv University’s Goldstein-Goren Diaspora Research Center.
Professor Rabinovitch plays hockey avidly, albeit without talent, and lives in West Roxbury with his wife, daughter, and son.
The beautiful art in the banner is by Tom Glick.