Department of History

Nancy Sinkoff
Associate Professor of Jewish Studies and History; and Academic Director, the Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life
Degree: Ph.D., Columbia University
Additional Degree(s): 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
Rutgers : At Rutgers since 1998
Specialty: Early Modern and Modern Jewish History: Intellectual and Eastern European History
Website: http://jewishstudies.rutgers.edu/people/core-faculty/nancy-sinkoff
Email: mailto:nsinkoff@rutgers.edu
Office: Miller Hall - 14 College Avenue
Phone: 848-932-2033

 

PRESENTATIONS

  • "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

INTERVIEWS

  • 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."

OTHER

RESEARCH INTERESTS

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

COURSES REGULARLY TAUGHT

Undergraduate

  • 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

PUBLICATIONS

 sinkoff 2004         sinkoff 2008           sinkoff 2018
 Out of the Shtetl: Making Jews
Modern in the Polish Borderlands
  From that Place and Time:
A Memoir 1938-1947
   Sara Levy's World: Gender, Judaism,
and the Bach Tradition in Enlightenment Berlin
         

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • 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

Upcoming Events

Wed Sep 05 @ 4:00PM - 05:30PM
Conversation with Pieter Judson
Thu Sep 06 @ 4:00PM - 05:30PM
Conversation with Pieter Judson
Fri Sep 07 @ 4:00PM - 05:30PM
Conversation with Pieter Judson
Sat Sep 08 @ 4:00PM - 05:30PM
Conversation with Pieter Judson
Sun Sep 09 @ 4:00PM - 05:30PM
Conversation with Pieter Judson
Mon Sep 10 @ 4:00PM - 05:30PM
Conversation with Pieter Judson

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