May 24, 2012

Associate Professor Ian Reifowitz Interviewed by Deutsche Presse-Agentur

Associate Professor Ian Reifowitz

Associate Professor Ian Reifowitz was interviewed and quoted extensively in an article published by the Deutsche Presse-Agentur (the German equivalent of the Associated Press).

Reifowitz has been with the college since 2002 and teaches at the college's Old Westbury location.  He has a Bachelor of Arts in History from Brown University, and his Master of Arts and Ph.D. in history from Georgetown University. He is the recipient of the Susan H. Turben Award for Excellence in Scholarship from the Empire State College Foundation.

Reifowitz is the author of the forthcoming book, "Obama's America: A Transformative Vision of Our National Identity," which will be published in the summer of 2012 by Potomac Books.

His 2003 book, "Imagining an Austrian Nation: Joseph Samuel Bloch and the Search for a Multiethnic Austrian Identity," was published by East European Monographs and distributed by Columbia University Press. Previously, his historical research examined nationalism and ethnic identity in Austria-Hungary, with some focus on Jewish identity.

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