Jeffrey Shoulson

Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Initiatives
Doris and Simon Konover Chair in Judaic Studies
Professor of LCL, English

Jeffrey Shoulson is the Doris and Simon Konover Chair in Judaic Studies,  Director of the Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life, and Professor of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages at the University of Connecticut.  Born and raised in northern New Jersey, he attended Ramaz School and Yeshivat Har Etzion before earning his AB from Princeton University, his M.Phil from the University of Cambridge, and his PhD from Yale University. His scholarship focuses on Jewish-Christian relations in the medieval and early modern periods, especially the ways in which Jews and Judaism are represented within Christian writings and Christianity influences or is thematized in Jewish writings.  His first book, Milton and Rabbis: Hebraism, Hellenism, and Christianity, was awarded the American Academy of Jewish Research’s Salo Baron Prize.  His most recent book is Fictions of Conversion:  Jews, Christians, and Cultures of Change in Early Modern England. His current research project is a literary and cultural history of English Bible translations from Tyndale to the King James Version.

Courses Include:

Jew, Turks, and Moors in Early Modern England
Translating Scriptures
Modern Jewish Thought
Jewish American Literature and Culture
Selected Books of the Hebrew Bible

Jeffrey Shoulson
Contact Information
Mailing Address352 Mansfield Road, Unit 1086 Storrs, CT 06268-1086
Office LocationGulley Hall, Garden Level