Ian Reifowitz is a professor of history 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. He is the author of The Tribalization of Politics: How Rush Limbaugh's Race-Baiting Rhetoric on the Obama Presidency Paved the Way for Trump (Ig Publishing, 2019), and Obama’s America: A Transformative Vision of Our National Identity (Potomac Books, 2012).
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, 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.
Awards and Recognition
- 2014-S.U.N.Y. Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative 2009 -Empire State College: Susan H. Turben Award for Excellence in Scholarship