- HIS 209, Spring ’13 Hours: T 2:30-5, R 1-2:30
Assistant Professor of History
B.A., McGill University; M.A., Ph.D., Brandeis University
Modern Jewish history, European history, intellectual history
Simon Rabinovitch’s published articles examine Jewish politics in revolutionary Russia, Jewish nationalist thought, and Jewish folkloristics and ethnography. He is currently editing two anthologies of Jewish thought and politics: Jews and Diaspora Nationalism: Writing on Jewish Peoplehood in Europe and the United States (Brandeis University Press) and Modern Jewish Politics: Ideologies, Identities, and the Jewish Question (University of Wisconsin Press). Rabinovitch is also working on a monograph currently titled Jewish Rites, National Rites: Nationalism and Autonomy in Late Imperial and Revolutionary Russia. This book traces the theory, meaning, and practice of non-territorial Jewish autonomy for Russian Jewry, from the turn of the twentieth century to the creation of the Soviet Union.
Before coming to Boston University in 2009 Rabinovitch was the Alexander Grass Postdoctoral Associate in Jewish History at the University of Florida. He teaches Jewish and European history and is a faculty member of the Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies. Boston University recently awarded him a Peter T. Paul Career Development Professorship. Among other professional affiliations Rabinovitch is an Associate of the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University.