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Professor of Jewish Studies, College of Charleston

Joshua Shanes received his B.A. from the University of Illinois in 1993 and his Ph.D. in History from the University of Wisconsin in 2002. Professor Shanes' research and publications focuses on modern Jewish politics, culture and religion, as well as antisemitism and modern politics more generally. He has published dozens of articles in academic and popular outlets and is currently writing a history of Jewish Orthodoxy from its German origins into the 21st century. His first book, "Diaspora Nationalism and Jewish Identity in Habsburg Galicia," appeared with Cambridge in 2012.

Dr. Shanes became Director of the Arnold Center for Israel Studies in 2019.


  • 2006–present
    Professor, Jewish Studies