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Front row: (L-R) Nancy Sinkoff, Paul Hanebrink, James Delbourgo, Rudy Bell, Paul Israel, Paul G. E. Clemens
2nd: Judith Surkis, Matt Matsuda, Carolyn Brown, Johanna Schoen, Walter Rucker, Marisa Fuentes, Bayo Holsey, Samantha Kelly, Toby C. Jones
3rd: Jackson Lears, Seth Koven, Gail Triner, Ann Fabian, Barbara M. Cooper, Temma Kaplan, Melissa Feinberg
Last: Louis Masur, Jamie Pietruska, Mark Wasserman, David Greenberg, Alastair Bellany, Steven Reinert, Deborah Gray White, Norman Markowitz, John W. Chambers, Virginia Yans, Leah DeVun, Camilla Townsend, Sarolta Takacs, Don Roden


Image Nancy Sinkoff

Associate Professor of Jewish Studies and History
Director, Center for European Studies

Ph.D., Columbia University

M.A., Columbia University and the
Jewish Theological Seminary of America

B.A., Harvard-Radcliffe College

Fellow, the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, 2015-2017

At Rutgers since 1998

Miller Hall
14 College Avenue

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  • "The Centrality of the Polish Language and of Polish History to the History of European Jewry," click here for youtube video
  • "The Worlds of Sara Levy," click here for youtube video
  • The Life and Work of Lucy S. Dawidowicz, click here for youtube video


  • FB Live interview, International Teaching Fellow and Texas A & M Teaching Fellow Discuss Teaching with Testimony, August 3, 2017
  • pdf Interview (1.38 MB) with Nancy Sinkoff by Paweł Smoleński, Gazeta Wyborcza, August 24, 2015
  • RU-tv interview of Nancy Sinkoff on "Sara Levy's World, Music, Gender and Judaism in Enlightenment Berlin."


  • Jewish History, particulary Early Modern Poland and Modern Europe
  • Jewish Politics
  • Jewish Labor and the Jewish Left
  • European Enlightenment



  • History 01:506:272:01/Jewish Studies 01:563:202:01: The Early Modern and Modern Experience
  • History 01:510:385/Jewish Studies 563:385: The History of East European Jewry
  • History 506:402:12/Jewish Studies 563:490:01: Politics, Power and Powerlessness in Modern Jewish History
  • Jewish Studies/History Seminar: "Community and Crisis: Jewish Communal Life in Transition, 1780-present"
  • Special topics: American Jewish History



  • American Historical Association
  • American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies
  • Association for Jewish Studies
  • Women's Caucus, Association for Jewish Studies
  • Columbia Faculty Seminar, Center for Israel and Jewish Studies

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