Jonathan Karp is associate professor of History and chair of the Judaic Studies Department at Binghamton University, SUNY. His research explores the nexus of Jewish economic, cultural and intellectual history. His monograph, The Politics of Jewish Commerce in Europe, 1638-1848, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2008. Among his edited volumes, Philosemitism in History (coedited by Adam Sutcliffe) will be published by Cambridge in early 2011. He is currently completing a monograph, Chosen Surrogates: A Cultural and Class Analysis of Black-Jewish Relations, and in the fall of 2010 he will become executive director of the American Jewish Historical Society in New York City.