Simon Rabinovitch teaches on a range of topics in Jewish, European, Russian, and legal 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. He has held several research fellowships, including at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies (2011-12) and, in the current academic year (2017-18), as a Luce/ACLS Fellow at the Northeastern University Humanities Center.

Rabinovitch’s published work has examined different aspects of Jewish intellectual history, Jewish politics in revolutionary Russia, and the history of folklore and ethnography. He is the author of Jewish Rights National Rights: Nationalism and Autonomy in Late Imperial and Revolutionary Russia and the editor of Jews and Diaspora Nationalism: Writings on Jewish Peoplehood in Europe and the United States. He was an editor for five years at The Marginalia Review of Books and is a contributor to Haaretz (English).

Professor Rabinovitch plays hockey avidly, albeit without talent, and lives in West Roxbury with his wife, two daughters, and son.

As is customary, Professor Rabinovitch uses third person when writing academic bios. He can be followed on Twitter @sjrabinov.

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