• Nancy Sinkoff
  • Nancy Sinkoff
  • 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
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  • Office: 12 College Avenue
  • Phone: 848-932-2033


 Click pdf HERE (253 KB) for Curriculum Vitae.


  • "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