Dr. Shai Feraro
Modern Britain; Gender and Feminism; Religion and Spirituality; Policing; the Canaanite Movement.
Shai Feraro is a historian and a scholar of religion interested in the intellectual, cultural and trans-atlantic history of Britain and North America during the 19th-20th Centuries, with an emphasis on religion, gender and feminist issues. His book, Women and Gender Issues in British Paganism, 1945-1990 has been published recently by Palgrave Macmillan, as well as two co-edited anthologies: Magic and Witchery in the Modern West (2019) and Contemporary Alternative Spiritualities in Israel (2016). Among his ongoing research projects are: A study of British occult and New Age Spirituality bookshops during the 20th Century; the effects of expatriate American feminists on the budding British Women's Liberation Movement; and the activities (and surveillance placed on) Canaanite Movement during the 1940s-1950. In addition to his activity in our department Dr. Feraro serves as Secretary of the Israeli Association for the Study of Religions and as a research associate at the Tel Hai Center for the Study of Religions (Tel Hai College).