Rebecca Kobrin

Rebecca Kobrin is the Russell and Bettina Knapp Associate Professor of American Jewish History at Columbia University, where she is also the director of Columbia’s Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies.  She works in the fields of immigration history, urban studies, and American Jewish History, specializing in modern Jewish migration. She received her PhD (2002) from the University of Pennsylvania. Her book Jewish Bialystok and Its Diaspora: (Indiana University Press, 2010) was awarded the Jordan Schnitzer prize for best book in modern Jewish history.  She is the editor of Chosen Capital: The Jewish Encounter with American Capitalism (Rutgers University Press, 2012) and co-editor with Adam Teller of Purchasing Power: The Economics of Jewish History (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015). In 2015, she was awarded Columbia University’s Lenfest Distinguished Faculty Award for her outstanding teaching and mentoring. Her writing regularly appears in The Washington Post, CNN, The Guardian and Bloomberg News.

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