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Rebecca Kobrin

Rebecca Kobrin is the Russell and Bettina Knapp Assistant Professor of American Jewish History at Columbia University in New York. She received her B.A. from Yale (1994), and her M.Phil. (1995), and Ph.D. (2002) from the University of Pennsylvania. Professor Kobrin served as the Hilda Blaustein Post-Doctoral Fellow at Yale University (2002-2004) and the American Academy of Jewish Research Post-Doctoral Fellow at New York University (2004-2006). Her area of specialty is Jewish immigration history, which she approaches through a transnational lens. Her research interests range from urban history to American religion and diaspora studies.  Professor Kobrin's book Jewish Bialystok and its Diaspora (Indiana, 2010) was a National Jewish Book Award Finalist and was awarded the Jordan Schnitzer Prize for the best book in American Jewish history.  She also edited, Chosen Capital: The Jewish Encounter with American Capitalism (Rutgers, 2012).

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