Shari Rabin

  • Associate Professor of Jewish Studies and Religion
  • Chair of Jewish Studies

Areas of Study

Education

PhD, Yale University, 2015
MPhil, Yale University, 2012
BA, Boston University, 2009

Biography

Shari Rabin is a scholar of modern Judaism and American religions. She is the author of the award-winning Jews on the Frontier: Religion and Mobility in Nineteenth-century America (NYU Press, 2017). She is currently writing a history of Jews, religion, and race in the U.S. South, from the seventeenth-century to the present day.

Spring 2024

Religion in America — RELG 151
Jewish Pilgrimage — JWST 253
Jewish Pilgrimage — RELG 253
Senior Capstone in Jewish Studies — JWST 400

Fall 2024

Introduction to Jewish Studies: Sacred Spaces and Promised Lands — JWST 100
Introduction to Jewish Studies: Sacred Spaces and Promised Lands — RELG 100
Jewish Identity and American Politics — FYSP 156
Judaism and the Body — JWST 254
Judaism and the Body — RELG 254
Senior Capstone in Jewish Studies — JWST 400

Notes

Shari Rabin Presents at Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Symposium

June 11, 2024

Associate Professor of Jewish Studies and Religion and Chair of Jewish Studies Shari Rabin presented at the "Ways of Being: Evolving Religion and America" symposium hosted by the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation at Jamestown Settlement in Virginia.

Shari Rabin is Guest Speaker on Judaism in 'Keeping it 101' Podcast

April 7, 2022

Associate Professor of Jewish Studies and Religion Shari Rabin was the guest for the podcast Keeping it 101: A Killjoy's Introduction to the Study of Religion's episode on Judaism.

Article Coauthored by Shari Rabin Published

December 6, 2021

The Journal of Southern History published the article "Simon Gerstmann's War: Religion, Loyalty, and Memory in the Post-Civil War Claims Courts," coauthored by Shari Rabin, associate professor of Jewish studies and religion.

Shari Rabin and Matthew Berkman publish in America Jewish History special issue

September 2, 2021

Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies Shari Rabin and Visiting Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies Matthew Berkman both had pieces published in the journal American Jewish History’s new special issue on antisemitism.

Shari Rabin participates in discussion on Jews and Muslims in America

June 8, 2021

Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies and Religion Shari Rabin will speak as part of a discussion on "Jews and Muslims in America" at the Graduate Theological Union's Madrasa-Midrasha Program. The conversation begins at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 15. Rabin's talk is titled "Placing Jews in American History" and will consider how Jews have been understood and how Judaism has been transformed in American history, using the 1669 Fundamental Constitutions of Carolina as its starting point.

Shari Rabin Quoted

June 19, 2020

Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies and Religion Shari Rabin is quoted in an article in the Jewish Telegraph Agency concerning a California synagogue's decision to alter a monument in their synagogue that included the name of a slave-holding, Confederate Jew.

Shari Rabin Gives Workshop

April 29, 2020

Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies and Religion Shari Rabin gave a training workshop on nineteenth-century Jewish migration for docents at the National Museum of American Jewish History. 

News

This Week in Photos: A Classy View

March 19, 2021

Professor Todd Ganson’s problems of philosophy class in the Peters Hall Language Lab serves as inspiration for this week’s photo series.