Shaul Kelner PhotoAssociate Professor of

Sociology and

Jewish Studies

 

Shaul Kelner is Associate Professor of Sociology and Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt University, and past director of Vanderbilt’s Program in Jewish Studies. His research addresses the intersection of culture and politics, focusing on how cultural practices are mobilized to shape contemporary Jewish political identities. Some of his recent work has examined on diaspora Jewish travel to Israel, and cultural dimensions of the Cold War era movement to free Soviet Jews.



RESEARCH INTERESTS
Sociology of Culture
Social Movements & Cultural Change
Sociology of Tourism and Travel
Sociology of Jewish Communities
Diasporas and Collective Identity
Ritual
Philanthropy
Social Networks
Theory

CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS
-Cultural Dimensions of the Cold War-Era American Campaign for Soviet Jewry

ON OTHER VANDERBILT PAGES

Shaul Kelner's Vanderbilt Sociology Page

Shaul Kelner's Vanderbilt Jewish Studies Page

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