Scholarly Writing

Review essay of The New Jewish Canon: Ideas & Debates 1980-2015, edited by Yehuda Kurtzer and Clair Sufrin, and American Jewish Thought Since 1934: Writings on Identity, Engagement & Belief, edited by Michael Marmur and David Ellenson, in American Jewish History vol. 105, no. 4 (2021): 563-567. PDF

Book review of David Sorkin, Jewish Emancipation: A History Across Five Centuries, in Eighteenth-Century Studies vol. 55, no. 1 (2021): 113-16. PDF

“Jewish Politics: History and Historiographical Implications,” in The Routledge Companion to Jewish History and Historiography. Edited by Dean Phillip Bell. London; New York: Routledge, 2019, 534–49. PDF

“Introduction: Jewish and Democratic According to the Law,” in Defining Israel: The Jewish State, Democracy, and the Law. Edited by Simon Rabinovitch. Cincinnati, OH: Hebrew Union College Press, 2018, 1–36. Buy here.

“The Quality of Being French v. the Quality of Being Jewish: Defining the Israelite in French Courts in Algeria and the Metropole,” in Law and History Review vol. 36, no. 4 (2018): 811–46.

Book review of Ellie R. Schainker, Confessions of the Shtetl: Converts from Judaism in Imperial Russia, 1817–1906, in American Historical Review vol. 123, no. 1 (2018): 334–35.

“Jewish-Soviet-Ukrainian Relations during the Civil War and the Second Thoughts of a Minister for Jewish Affairs,” in Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism (special issue on nationality questions and the creation of the Soviet Union) vol. 17, no. 3 (2017), 339–57.

Book review of Rebekah Klein-Pejšová, Mapping Jewish Loyalties in Interwar Slovakia, in Slavic Review vol. 76, no. 1 (2017): 220–21.

Article review of Rotem Giladi, “A ‘Historical Commitment’? Identity and Ideology in Israel’s Attitude to the Refugee Convention, 1951–4,” The International History Review 37: 4 (2015): 745–67, in H-Diplo no. 609 (April 22, 2016).

“A Bridge to the East: Moses Gaster as a Romanian Folklorist,” in BÉROSE, encyclopédie en ligne sur l’histoire des savoirs ethnographiques. Paris, IIAC-LAHIC, 2015.

“Simon Dubnov,” in Oxford Bibliographies in Jewish Studies. Edited by Naomi Seidman. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015. PDF

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), 2014; paperback 2016. Buy here.

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

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

“Ethnography,” in the Supplement to the Modern Encyclopedia of Russian, Soviet and Eurasian History (SMERSH), vol. 10. Edited by Bruce Adams. Gulf Breeze, FL: Academic International Press, 2011, 21–29. PDF

“Folklore,” in the Supplement to the Modern Encyclopedia of Russian, Soviet and Eurasian History (SMERSH), vol. 10. Edited by Bruce Adams. Gulf Breeze, FL: Academic International Press, 2011, 231–39. PDF

Book 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 (2011): 367–69.

“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 (2009): 205–25.

“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, 113–30. PDF

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

“The Dawn of a New Diaspora: Simon Dubnov’s Autonomism, from St. Petersburg to Berlin,” in The Leo Baeck Institute Yearbook vol. 50 (2005): 267–88.

“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): 227–56.