Welcome to my web site. I earned my doctoral degree at the New School for Social Research and joined the faculty in the Department of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 2001; in 2007 I was promoted to the rank of associate professor with tenure; and in 2012 I was promoted to full professor. I am also affiliated with the university’s Center for German and European Studies, the George L. Mosse/Laurence A. Weinstein Center for Jewish Studies, and the George L. Mosse Program in History.


“Il ne faut jamais perdre de vue quel est le but de l’instruction publique. Il s’agit de former non des ouvriers pour la fabrique ou des comptables pour le magasin, mais des citoyens pour la société.”
― Émile Durkheim