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
  • 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 2018–2019 Midwest Sociological Society Distinguished Book Award
  • 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 the review in 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, under contract and under review).

Review Symposium on Modernity and the Jews in Western Social Thought (with Joseph Gerteis, Peter Kivisto, Fuyuki Kurasawa, and Angel Adams Parham), Journal of Classical Sociology 20, no. 2 (forthcoming in 2020).

“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.

“Durkheim’s Sociology and French Antisemitism” in Antisemitism and the Constitution of Sociology, ed. Marcel Stoetzler (University of Nebraska Press, 2014), 45-65.

“Struggle and Solidarity: Civic Republican Elements in Pierre Bourdieu’s Political Sociology,” Theory and Society 42, no. 4 (Jul. 2013): 369–394.

“T. H. Marshall Meets Pierre Bourdieu: Citizens and Paupers in the Development of the U.S. Welfare State,” in Bourdieu and Historical Analysis, ed. Philip S. Gorski (Duke University Press, 2013), 215–241. Originally published in Political Power and Social Theory 19 (2008): 83–116.

“The Jews, the Revolution, and the Old Regime in French Anti-Semitism and Durkheim’s Sociology,” Sociological Theory 29, no. 4 (Dec. 2011): 248–271.

Introduction to and translation of Émile Durkheim’s “Antisémitisme et crise sociale,” Sociological Theory 26, no. 4 (Dec. 2008): 299–323 (lead article). Co-winner of the Distinguished Scholarly Publication Award, History of Sociology Section, American Sociological Association, 2009.

“Pragmatism, Bourdieu, and Collective Emotions in Contentious Politics,” co-authored with Mustafa Emirbayer, Theory and Society 34, no. 5/6 (Dec. 2005): 469–518 (lead article).

“Contesting the Status of Relief Workers during the New Deal: The Workers Alliance of America and the Works Progress Administration, 1935-1941,” Social Science History 29, no. 3 (Oct. 2005): 337–371.

“Haunted by the Specter of Communism: Collective Identity and Resource Mobilization in the Demise of the Workers Alliance of America,” in After Bourdieu: Influence, Critique, Elaboration, ed. David L. Swartz and Vera L. Zolberg (Springer, 2004), 267–315. Originally published in Theory and Society 32, no. 5/6 (Dec. 2003): 725–773.

“Welfare Recipients or Workers? Contesting the Workfare State in New York City,” Sociological Theory 19, no. 2 (Jul. 2001): 187–218.

“Social Citizenship and a Reconstructed Tocqueville,” American Sociological Review 66, no. 2 (Apr. 2001): 289–315.

For additional publications, see curriculum vitae.