Rebecca Kobrin is the Russell and Bettina Knapp Associate Professor of American Jewish History at Columbia University. Professor Kobrin works in the fields of immigration history and American Jewish History. She 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 areas of specialty include American Jewish history, immigration history, international history, and Jewish economic history. Her research, teaching and publications engage in the fields of international history, urban history, Jewish history, American religion and diaspora studies.