Emory University
Charles W. and Sally Rothfeld Fellowship

Research Topic

Towards a Reconsideration of Consensus History: American Jews and the Limits of Dissent in the 1950s


Kate Rosenblatt is a historian of modern American Judaism, American religion, and politics. Her current research examines American civil religion in the post-World War II period, and the ways that it framed the definition and contours of Jewish identity in the United States.

Rosenblatt received her PhD in history from the University of Michigan with a dissertation titled “Cooperative Battlegrounds: Farmers, Workers, and the Search for Economic Alternatives.” Beginning in the fall of 2021, she will be the Jay and Leslie Cohen Assistant Professor of Religion and Jewish Studies at Emory University.

Selected publications

  • Cooperative Battlegrounds: Capitalist Alternatives to the Private Corporation (Columbia University Press, forthcoming)



Delving into some of the most pressing debates within US history and Jewish history, and examining vital questions shaping Jewish cultural studies, literary theory, and social scientific inquiry