Jack Jacobs

Jack Jacobs

Jack Jacobs
Professor
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212.237.8191
Room number: 
09.65.03

Education

PhD     Columbia University
MPhil   Columbia University
MA       Columbia University
BA       The State University of New York at Binghamton

Bio

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 will serve 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.
 

Publications

Jacobs, Jack, editor. Jews and Leftist Politics. Judaism, Israel, Antisemitism, and Gender. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017.

Jews and Leftist Politics: Judaism, Israel, Antisemitism, and Gender

Jacobs, Jack. The Frankfurt School, Jewish Lives, and Antisemitism. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015.

The Frankfurt School, Jewish Lives, and Antisemitism

Jacobs, Jack. Bundist Counterculture in Interwar Poland. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2009.

Bundist Counterculture Interwar Poland (Modern Jewish History)

Jacobs, Jack, editor. Jewish Politics in Eastern Europe: The Bund at 100. New York: New York University Press, 2001.

Jewish Politics in Eastern Europe: The Bund at 100

Jacobs, Jack. On Socialists and "the Jewish Question" after Marx. New York and London: New York University Press, 1992.

On Socialists and The Jewish Question After Marx (Reappraisals in Jewish Social and Intellectual History)

 

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News and Media

Lecture, "Jews and the Left Reconsidered," YIVO Institute, NY:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmM8_rWD2tg

 

Interview, on Jews and Leftist Politics, conducted by Max Kaiser, New Books Network:

http://newbooksnetwork.com/jack-jacobs-ed-jews-and-leftist-politics-juda...

 

Lecture, "The Frankfurt School on Israel," U. of Michigan:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IhJS_OY9TM

 

Interview, on The Frankfurt School, Jewish Lives, and Antisemitism, conducted by Shmuel Rosner, Jewish Journal:

http://jewishjournal.com/rosnersdomain/domains_guest/170680/the-frankfur...