Publications

Books

Jewish Rights, National Rites: Nationalism and Autonomy in Late Imperial and Revolutionary Russia.

Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, Stanford Studies in Jewish History and Culture (series editors Aron Rodrigue and Steven Zipperstein), October 2014.

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Focusing on Russian Jewry, this book traces the theory, meaning, and practice of non-territorial Jewish autonomy, from the turn of the twentieth century to the early 1920s. I describe how Jewish nationalism emerged at the same time as new ideas about the legal rights of individuals and groups, and evolved alongside similar movements for autonomy among other national minorities in the Russian and Austrian Empires.

Jews and Diaspora Nationalism: Writings on Jewish Peoplehood in Europe and the United States.

Waltham, MA: Brandeis University Press, The Brandeis Library of Modern Jewish Thought (series editors Samuel Moyn and Eugene Sheppard), December 2012.

An anthology of Jewish thought on spiritual and cultural nationalism in the diaspora. Most essays appear in English for the first time.

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Essays, Journal Articles, and Book Chapters

“Searching for the Meaning of ‘Russian,’” in The Marginalia Review of Books (July 2, 2013).

“Diaspora, Nation, and Messiah: An Introductory Essay,” in Simon Rabinovitch ed., Jews and Diaspora Nationalism: Writings on Jewish Peoplehood in Europe and the United States. Waltham, MA: Brandeis University Press, 2012, xv-xli.

“Russian Jewry Goes to the Polls: An Analysis of Jewish Voting in the All-Russian Constituent Assembly Elections of 1917,” in East European Jewish Affairs vol. 39, no. 2 (August 2009), 205-225.

“Jews, Englishmen and Folklorists: The Scholarship of Joseph Jacobs and Moses Gaster,” in The ‘Jew’ in Late-Victorian and Edwardian Culture: Between the East End and East Africa, edited by Nadia Valman and Eitan Bar-Yosef. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009, 113-130.

“The Dawn of a New Diaspora: Simon Dubnov’s Autonomism, from St. Petersburg to Berlin,” in The Leo Baeck Institute Yearbook vol. 50 (2005): 267-288.

“Positivism, Populism and Politics: The Intellectual Foundations of Jewish Ethnography in Late Imperial Russia,” in Ab Imperio: Theory and History of Nationalism and Empire in the Post-Soviet Space no. 3 (2005): 227-256.

Reference

“Simon Dubnov,” in Oxford Bibliographies in Jewish Studies, edited by David Biale. Forthcoming online.

“Ethnography,” in Bruce Adams ed. The Supplement to the Modern Encyclopedia of Russian, Soviet and Eurasian History, vol. 10, edited by Bruce Adams. Gulf Breeze, FL: Academic International Press, 2011, 21-29.

“Folklore,” in Bruce Adams ed. The Supplement to the Modern Encyclopedia of Russian, Soviet and Eurasian History, vol. 10, edited by Bruce Adams. Gulf Breeze, FL: Academic International Press, 2011, 231-39.

Book and Exhibit Reviews

Journalism

“Pakistan’s ‘Jewish’ Roots,” in Haaretz (English online) (October 1, 2013). For non-subscribers, PDF here.

“Europeans of the Orient,” in Haaretz monthly book supplement (August 2012), 1, 4, 13.

Review of Dana Evan Kaplan, Contemporary American Judaism: Transformation and Renewal, in The Times Literary Supplement (October 2, 2009), 31.

“Memory Disorder,”  in Haaretz monthly book supplement (September 2008), 10-11.

Academic

Review of Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern, Lenin’s Jewish Question, in Revolutionary Russia vol. 25, no. 2 (November 2012): 223-25.

Review of Stefani Hoffman and Ezra Mendelsohn eds., The Revolution of 1905 and Russia’s Jews, in Slavonic and East European Review vol. 89, no. 2 (April 2011): 367-69.

Review of Olga Litvak, Conscription and the Search for Modern Russian Jewry, in Canadian Slavonic Papers vol. 50, 3-4 (September-December 2008): 516-17.

Other

Senior Editor, The Marginalia Review.