9780226460550Modernity and the Jews in Western Social Thought

  • Finalist for the 2017 National Jewish Book Awards in the category of Modern Jewish Thought and Experience, from the Jewish Book Council
  • Finalist for the 2018 Jordan Schnitzer Book Prize in the category of Social Science, Anthropology, and Folklore, from the Association for Jewish Studies
  • Winner of the 2019 Distinguished Book Award from the Midwest Sociological Society
  • Co-winner of the 2020 Distinguished Scholarly Publication Award from the History of Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association
  • Read an excerpt at Public Seminar (June 19, 2017)
  • Listen to an interview for the New Books in Jewish Studies Podcast (March 27, 2018)
  • Read an interview for the Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies at the University of Minnesota (Aug. 13, 2018)
  • Read Steven E. Aschheim’s review for the American Historical Review, the flagship journal of the American Historical Association (April 2019)
  • Read Jonathan Karp’s review in the Jewish Review of Books (Winter 2019)

9780226300771Citizens and Paupers: Relief, Rights, and Race, from the Freedmen’s Bureau to Workfare

  • Outstanding Book Award, Theory Division, Society for the Study of Social Problems, 2010
  • Honorable Mention, Barrington Moore Book Award, Comparative and Historical Sociology Section, American Sociological Association, 2010


“The University’s Service to Democracy,” in Education for Democracy: Renewing the Wisconsin Idea, ed. Chad Alan Goldberg (University of Wisconsin Press, forthcoming).

“The Jewish Stranger in Germany and America,” in The Stranger in Jewish Thought, History and Fiction, ed. Catherine Bartlett (Brill, forthcoming).

Special review symposium on Modernity and the Jews in Western Social Thought (with Angel Adams Parham, Joseph Gerteis, Peter Kivisto, and Fuyuki Kurasawa), Journal of Classical Sociology 20, no. 2 (May 2020): 111–60.

The Polish Peasant as a Study of Civil Incorporation and Nation-Building” (in Polish translation), Człowiek i Społeczeństwo 47 (2019): 143-59. Special issue on centennial of The Polish Peasant in Europe and America by William Thomas and Florian Znaniecki..

Reprinted in Chinese translation: Chinese Journal of Journalism & Communication 41, no. 6 (June 2019) 104-21 (trans. YU Hongmei).

“Robert Park’s Marginal Man: The Career of a Concept in American Sociology,” in The Anthem Companion to Robert Park, ed. Peter Kivisto (New York: Anthem Press, 2017). Originally published in Laboratorium 4, no. 2 (2012): 199–217.

“The Two Marxes: From Jewish Domination to Supersession of the Jews,” Journal of Classical Sociology 15, no. 4 (Nov. 2015): 415–434.

“The Jewish Question and the Civil Sphere,” in Solidarity, Justice, and Incorporation: Thinking through The Civil Sphere, ed. Peter Kivisto and Giuseppe Sciortino (Oxford University Press, 2015), 119–141.

For additional publications, see curriculum vitae.