Simon Rabinovitch is an Assistant Professor of History at Boston University, and teaches on a range of topics in Jewish, European, Russian, and legal history. He received a B.A. in History and Jewish Studies from McGill University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Comparative History from Brandeis University. During his graduate studies, he spent a year (2005-6) as a visiting student at the European University at St. Petersburg, and before beginning his work at Boston University, spent two years (2007-9) as the Alexander Grass Postdoctoral Associate in Jewish History at the University of Florida.
Rabinovitch’s published work has examined different aspects of Jewish intellectual history, Jewish politics in revolutionary Russia, and the history of folklore and ethnography. He is the author of Jewish Rights National Rights: Nationalism and Autonomy in Late Imperial and Revolutionary Russia and the editor of Jews and Diaspora Nationalism: Writings on Jewish Peoplehood in Europe and the United States. In his spare time he is senior editor at The Marginalia Review of Books and a contributor to Haaretz (English). Should you fancy it, you can see his CV in PDF here.
Professor Rabinovitch plays hockey avidly, albeit without talent, and lives in West Roxbury with his wife, two daughters, and son.