Joshua Shelly

Graduate Student

Joshua began his studies at Wayne State University in Detroit, where he received his BA in German and History in 2011.  During his time at Wayne State, he spent the 2009-2010 academic year in Munich.  Following his BA, Joshua completed a Master in Library Science (2013) and then a MA in Religious Studies (2015) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  While at Illinois, his interest in German-Jewish studies developed, culminating in work on a 1920’s-era German-language translation of the Hebrew Bible by Martin Buber and Franz Rosenzweig.  Joshua spent this past academic year (2015-2016) in Bonn, Germany where he worked as an English-language teaching assistant in a vocational school as a Fulbright recipient.  Joshua’s research interests include: post 1945 Jewish life in German-speaking countries; multilingualism; German-Israeli relations; and memory studies