Joshua Shelly

Joshua Shelly

Graduate Student

Joshua Shelly joined the Carolina-Duke German Studies program in Fall 2016.  He holds a BA in German and History from Wayne State University (2011), as well as an MLS (2013) and MA in Religious Studies (2015) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  His research field covers German Jewish literature in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.  He is currently in Germany, beginning work on his dissertation, in which he explores the role of German Jewish literature, especially utopian works, in imagining future Jewish spaces, including the future Jewish state