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Jack Jacobs
Position: Professor
Campus Affiliation: Graduate Center|John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D. Columbia University
Research Interests: Marxism, Critical Theory, Jewish political thought and movements
Professor Jacobs was an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Columbia before coming to CUNY, and is now Professor of Political Science 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, and was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Vilnius in 2009. 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 also appeared in German (Decaton Verlag, 1994), and of Bundist Counterculture in Interwar Poland (Syracuse University Press, 2009), and is the editor of Jewish Politics in Eastern Europe: The Bund at 100 (New York University Press, 2001). His most recent book, The Frankfurt School, Jewish Lives, and Antisemitism, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2015. He is currently working on a volume on Jews and the political left, which is also scheduled to be published by Cambridge.