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Jane Shaw
Dean, Religious Life
Professor, Religious Studies
Faculty Research Fellow, 2015-16

Jane Shaw is Dean for Religious Life and Professor of Religious Studies at Stanford. Prior to coming to Stanford in 2014, she was Dean of Grace Cathedral in San Francisco (2010-2014), and prior to that taught history and theology at Oxford University for sixteen years, and was Dean of Divinity and Fellow of New College, Oxford. During her time at Oxford, she held a number of other appointments: as honorary canon of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford; Canon Theologian of Salisbury Cathedral; and theological consultant to the Church of England House of Bishops. She has held visiting academic appointments at a number of universities and research institutions including the Rockefeller Center at Bellagio and the Humanities Research Center at Australian National University. She is an historian, writing especially about gender, modernity and religion. She is the author of Miracles in Enlightenment England (Yale 2006) and Octavia, Daughter of God: the Story of a Female Messiah and her Followers (Yale 2011). She has a B.A. and M.A. in History from the University of Oxford; M.Div. from Harvard University; and a PhD in History from the University of California at Berkeley. She has received honorary doctorates from Colgate University and Episcopal Divinity School.

For more information visit Professor Shaw's Professor of Religious Studies website or her Dean for Religious Studies website.