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Kate RosenblattJay and Leslie Cohen Assistant Professor of Religion and Jewish Studies, Department of Religion and Tam Institute for Jewish Studies

Kate Rosenblatt is a historian of American religion with a focus on the history and experience of American Jews. She earned a BA in American history from Columbia University (2006), a BA in Bible and Ancient Semitic Languages from the Jewish Theological Seminary (2006), and both an MA in Jewish Studies (2009) and a PhD in American history (2016) from the University of Michigan.

Kate's first book, Cooperative Battlegrounds: Farmers, Workers, and the Search for Economic Alternatives (under contract, History of American Capitalism series, Columbia University) details the efforts of a coalition of Americans – workers, farmers, religious clergy and their laities, labor activists, reforms, state and federal bureaucrats, and others – to put forward an alternative expression of American capitalism by way of producer and consumer cooperatives across the twentieth century.

She is also at work on a second book project, a reappraisal of the post-World War II American Jewish left.

Alongside her research, Kate loves teaching at Emory.

Past courses offered include:

  • Introduction to Jewish Studies
  • American Jewish History
  • Religion in America
  • Religion and Capitalism in America
  • Religion and the Constitution
  • Southern Jewish History
  • American Jewish Popular Culture
  • Jewish Women in the Modern World


  • PhD, University of Michigan, 2017
  • MA, University of Michigan, 2009
  • BA, Columbia University, 2006
  • BA, The Jewish Theological Seminary, 2006

Research and Teaching

  • American Jewish religious cultures
  • American religious history
  • Jewish politics