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Hadassa Kosak

Hadassa
Kosak

Associate Professor of History

kosak@yu.edu

917-326-4857

Beren campus - 215 Lexington Ave
Room#225

Wilf campus - Furst Hall
Room#09

BA, Hebrew University,

PhD, Graduate Center of the City University of New York,

Dr. Hadassa Kosak received a BA in history and political science from Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and a PhD in American history from CUNY. Social history, and specifically immigration and labor history, were the focus of her dissertation, which explored the encounters of Jewish immigrants in the 1880s-1900s with American social and economic practices and norms.

Dr. Kosak continues to pursue her interest in social history in courses on immigration, ethnicity, history of New York City, the New Deal and the Great Depression, and social movements in American history.

Her book CULTURES OF OPPOSITION: JEWISH IMMIGRANT WORKERS, NEW YORK CITY 1881-1905 was awarded the CHOICE Annual Outstanding Academic Title Award in 2001.

CULTURES OF OPPOSITION: JEWISH IMMIGRANT WORKERS, NEW YORK CITY 1881-1905 explores the Jewish immigrant culture characterized by confrontational public practices such as labor strikes, street parades, consumer boycotts, and rent strikes. Despite their recent arrival, these immigrants were determined to be self-conscious actors in social and political struggles. The participants forged a new Jewish identity informed by social justice, community solidarity, and effective community-wide political participation.

kosak@yu.edu

917-326-4857

Beren campus - 215 Lexington Ave
Room#225

Wilf campus - Furst Hall
Room#09

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Fall 2018
History of Palestine
HIST 2303

 

History of Palestine
JHIS 1505

 

Immigrant Nations: US Israel
COWC 1004

 

Immigrant Nations: US Israel
HIS 2913

 

Spring 2018
History of Modern Israel
JHIS 1511

 

Modern Israel
HIST 2304

 

Social Movements
COWC 1015

 

Social Movements
COWC 1015241

 

Social Movements
SOC 2802

 

Social Movements in US History
HIST 2225

 

Social Movements:Amer His
HIS 2225

 

Fall 2017
History of New York City
CUOT 1231

 

History of New York City
HIS 2231

 

History of Palestine
HIST 2303

 

History of Palestine
JHIS 1505

 

Immigrant Nations: US Israel
COWC 1004H

 

Spring 2017
History of Modern Israel
JHIS 1511

 

Modern Israel
HIST 2304

 

Senior Thesis
HIST 4001

 

Social Movements
COWC 1015

 

Social Movements in US History
HIST 2225

 

Social Movements:Amer His
HIS 2225