Shari Rabin

Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies, Director of the Pearlstine/Lipov Center for Southern Jewish Culture

Address: Sylvia Vlosky Yaschik Jewish Studies Center, 96 Wentworth Street, Room 303
Phone: 843.953.2036

Shari Rabin joined the Yaschik/Arnold Jewish Studies Program in Fall 2015. She is a scholar of American Judaism working in the fields of modern Jewish history and American religious history. She is interested in intersections between Judaism and everyday life, especially in the nineteenth century. At the College of Charleston she teaches Jewish history and various topics in Judaism, religion, and culture. She also serves as associate director of the Pearlstine/Lipov Center for Southern Jewish Culture.


PhD, Yale University

BA, Boston University


“Working Jews: Hazanim and the Labor of Religion in Nineteenth-Century America,” Religion and American Culture: A Journal of Interpretation, Volume 25, Number 2 (Summer 2015), 128-217.

“‘A Nest to the Wandering Bird’: Iowa and the Creation of American Judaism, 1855-1877,” Annals of Iowa, Volume 73, Number 2, (Spring 2014), 91-117.

“’The Advent of a Western Jewess:’ Rachel Frank and Jewish Female Celebrity in 1890s America,” Nashim: The Journal of Jewish Women’s Studies and Gender Issues Number 22 (Fall 2011), 111-135.