Professor Jacobs was an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Columbia before coming to CUNY, and is now Professor of Government at CUNY’s John Jay College. In 1996-1997, Professor Jacobs served as a Fulbright Research Scholar at Tel Aviv University. In 1998, he was a visiting scholar at the Simon-Dubnow-Institut fuer juedische Geschichte und Kultur at Leipzig University. He served as Dr. Emanuel Patt Visiting Professor at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research during the academic year 2003-2004. He has been the recipient of grants from the Lucius N. Littauer Foundation, the German Academic Exchange Service, the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Leo Baeck Institute, and the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, among other sources. He is the author of On Socialists and "the Jewish Question" after Marx (New York University Press, 1992), which has appeared in German (Decaton Verlag, 1994), and the editor of Jewish Politics in Eastern Europe: The Bund at 100 (New York University Press, 2001). His current research centers on Critical Theory and the image of the Jew.