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|TITLE:||Associate Professor of Sociology
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HONORS, AWARDS, GRANTS RECEIVED
Honorable Mention, ASA Culture Section's Mary Douglas Prize for Best Book, 2011
Association for Jewish Studies' Jordan Schnitzer Book Award, for Tours That Bind, 2010
Research Scholar Fellowship, Vanderbilt University, 2008
Venture Fund Grant for Creativity in Curricular and Pedagogical Approaches College of Arts and Science Dean's Office, Vanderbilt University, 2006
Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, 2004
Wexner Graduate Fellowship, Judaic Studies, 1995-1999
Tourism, Culture & Place (SOC 218)
Introduction to Social Research (SOC 211)
Research Practicum (SOC 212)
Introduction to Sociology (SOC 101)
Social Movements in Modern Jewish Life (JS 252)
Major Themes in Jewish Studies (JS 245)
World Jewish Communities in the New Millennium (JS 158)
American Jewish Life (JS 155)
Sociology of Culture
Social Movements & Cultural Change
Sociology of Tourism and Travel
Sociology of Jewish Communities
Diasporas and Collective Identity
CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS
Homeland Tourism and Diasporic Identities: Israel and American Jews
The Transnational Movement to Free Soviet Jews: 1964-1991
Environmental Activism in Israel
Philanthropic Foundations and Leadership Development
Kelner, Shaul. 2013. "Religious Ambivalence in Jewish American Philanthropy," Chapter 2 in Thomas J. Davis, ed., The Relationship of Religion and Philanthropy in Religious Philanthropic Organizations: Family, Friend, Foe?. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press. Pp. 28-49.
Kelner, Shaul. 2011. "The Bureaucratization of Ritual Innovation: The Festive Cycle of the American Soviet Jewry Movement," Jewish Cultural Studies 3:360-391.
Kelner, Shaul. 2010. Tours that Bind: Diaspora, Pilgrimage and Israeli Birthright Tourism. New York: New York University Press.
Kelner, Shaul and George Sanders. 2009. " Beyond the Field Trip: Teaching Tourism through Tours," Teaching Sociology 37 (2): 136-150.
Kelner, Shaul. 2008. "Ritualized Protest and Redemptive Politics: Cultural Consequences of the American Mobilization to Free Soviet Jewry," Jewish Social Studies 14 (3): 1-37.
Sasson, Theodore and Shaul Kelner. 2008. " From Shrine to Forum: Masada and the Politics of Jewish Extremism," Israel Studies, 13(2): 146-163.