Professor of History; Segal Professor of Jewish Studies
While I taught briefly at SUNY Stony Brook as a graduate student, I have been teaching at McGill since before I completed my Ph.D. I have held visiting positions along the way at Harvard, Yale and the Hebrew University, and I was twice a fellow of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Jerusalem and twice an adjunct fellow at the Center for Advance Judaic Studies at Penn. I was elected to the American Academy for Jewish Research in 2007 and served as president 2014-2018. In 2011 I was elected as a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.
Jews in Poland-Lithuania in the Eighteenth Century: A Genealogy of Modernity, University of California Press, 2004 (Paperback, 2006) 286 + xx pp. (Also appeared in Lithuanian, Russian, Polish and Hebrew)
The Jews in a Polish Private Town: The Case of Opatow in the Eighteenth Century. The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1992.
Editor in Chief, The YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe, 2 vols., New Haven and London, Yale University Press, 2008.
www.yivoencyclopedia.org – launched 2010.