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Biography

 

Ian Reifowitz is professor of Historical Studies at Empire State College of the State University of New York. In 2014 he earned a S.U.N.Y. Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities, and in 2009 received Empire State College’s Susan H. Turben Award for Excellence in Scholarship.

Ian is the author of three books:

The Tribalization of Politics: How Rush Limbaugh's Race-Baiting Rhetoric on the Obama Presidency Paved the Way for Trump (Ig Publishing, forthcoming, May 21, 2019)

Obama’s America: A Transformative Vision of Our National Identity (Potomac Books, 2012)

Imagining an Austrian Nation: Joseph Samuel Bloch and the Search for a Multiethnic Austrian Identity, 1846–1919

Ian is a Contributing Editor at Daily Kos, and his articles have also appeared in the Daily News, Newsday,the New Republic, In These Times, Post-Star, Truthout, Alternet, the Kyiv Post (Kiev), Huffington Post (main page), among other outlets. His first book Imagining an Austrian Nation: Joseph Samuel Bloch and the Search for a Multiethnic Austrian Identity, 1846–1919 was published by East European Monographs and distributed by Columbia University Press in 2003. He has published a number of academic articles in The International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society, Journal of Jewish Identities, Nationalities Papers, and East European Quarterly, among other publications, as well as numerous book reviews and encyclopedia entries.