Shaul Kelner PhotoAssociate Professor of

Sociology and

Jewish Studies

 

Shaul Kelner is Associate Professor of Sociology and Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt University, and director of Vanderbilt’s Program in Jewish Studies. His research addresses the intersection of culture and politics, and focuses particularly on how cultural practices are mobilized to shape contemporary Jewish political identities. Some of his recent work has focused on diaspora Jewish travel to Israel, and cultural dimensions the 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
The Soviet Jewry Movement in American Jewish Culture: 1964-1991
Environmental Activism in Israel

2014-2015 COURSE OFFERINGS
Soc 101W Introduction to Sociology (Fall)
JS 155 American Jewish Life (Fall)

ON OTHER VANDERBILT PAGES
Shaul Kelner's Vanderbilt Sociology Page
Shaul Kelner's Vanderbilt Jewish Studies Page

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