Teaching

My teaching experience includes both undergraduate and graduate instruction, at private and public institutions, in the United States and abroad. My students and colleagues have consistently given me high marks in their evaluations of my teaching. I was honored to have the syllabus for my class on “The Jews, States, and Citizenship” included in the third edition of The Sociology of Jewry: A Curriculum Guide and Critical Introduction, published by the American Sociological Association in 2007. I have also served as the faculty advisor for two undergraduate honors senior theses at the University of Wisconsin. At the graduate level, I have served on numerous master’s thesis and dissertation committees, as faculty advisor for two master’s theses, and as dissertation advisor for Dr. Carly E. Schall. I was pleased to receive an Honored Instructor Teaching Award from students at the University of Wisconsin–Madison in Fall 2015.

Undergraduate courses

Graduate courses

  • Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy in America since 1890
  • Citizenship and the Welfare State in the United States
  • Democracy and Cultural Pluralism
  • Introductory Proseminar for Graduate Students
  • Modernity and the Jews in Social Theory
  • Sociology of Citizenship