Shari Rabin is the director of the Center and assistant professor of Jewish studies. Dr. Rabin earned her B.A. at Boston University and her Ph.D. from Yale University. She joined the Yaschik/Arnold Jewish Studies Program in Fall 2015. She is an historian of nineteenth-century American Jews, focusing on religion and everyday life. She is the author of Jews on the Frontier: Religion and Mobility in Nineteenth-Century America, winner of the National Jewish Book Award in American Jewish Studies and finalist for the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature.