MPhil Columbia University
MA Columbia University
BA The State University of New York at Binghamton
Jack Jacobs, Professor of Political Science at John Jay College and the CUNY Graduate Center, received a PhD from Columbia University and was an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Columbia before coming to John Jay. Professor Jacobs is the author of On Socialists and "the Jewish Question" after Marx (New York University Press 1992), of Bundist Counterculture in Interwar Poland (Syracuse University Press, 2009), and of The Frankfurt School, Jewish Lives, and Antisemitism (Cambridge University Press, 2015), and the editor of Jewish Politics in Eastern Europe: The Bund at 100 (New York University Press, 2001) and of Jews and Leftist Politics. Judaism, Israel, Antisemitism, and Gender (Cambridge University Press, 2017). Works by Professor Jacobs have appeared in French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Russian and Yiddish as well as in English. He has delivered academic lectures in Australia, Austria, China, England, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Scotland, South Africa, and Sweden. Professor Jacobs was a Fulbright Research Scholar at Tel Aviv University in 1996-1997, a visiting scholar at the Simon-Dubnow-Institut fuer juedische Geschichte und Kultur at Leipzig University in 1998, the Workmen's Circle/Dr. Emanuel Patt Visiting Professor at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research in 2003-2004, and was also a Fulbright Scholar at Vilnius University in 2009. He has been the recipient of grants from the American Council of Learned Societies, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Forward Association, the Arthur Zygielbaum Memorial Fund, the Lucius N. Littauer Foundation, the German Academic Exchange Service, the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, the Leo Baeck Institute, and the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, among other sources. He was the Louis and Helen Padnos Visiting Professor at the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor during the Fall, 2016 semester, and the Jacob Kronhill Visiting Professor at the YIVO Institute in the Spring of 2017. During the Fall of 2018 he served as a Visiting Fellow of the British Academy and as an Honorary Research Fellow of the Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism, Birkbeck, University of London. He was appointed as an Associate of the Pears Institute in 2019.
Jacobs, Jack, editor. Jews and Leftist Politics. Judaism, Israel, Antisemitism, and Gender. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017.
Jacobs, Jack. The Frankfurt School, Jewish Lives, and Antisemitism. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015.
Jacobs, Jack. Bundist Counterculture in Interwar Poland. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2009.
Jacobs, Jack, editor. Jewish Politics in Eastern Europe: The Bund at 100. New York: New York University Press, 2001.
Jacobs, Jack. On Socialists and "the Jewish Question" after Marx. New York and London: New York University Press, 1992.
2018: Visiting Fellow, British Academy; 2017: Jacob Kronhill Visiting Professor, YIVO Institute; 2016: Louis and Helen Padnos Visiting Professor, University of Michigan; 2009: Fulbright Fellow, Vilnius Yiddish Institute; Vilnius University, Lithuania; 1996-7: Fulbright Research Scholar: Tel Aviv University