Kellogg Fellow elected Principal of Harris Manchester College

15 March 2018

We are delighted to announce that Harris Manchester College has elected Kellogg Visiting Fellow Jane Shaw, Dean for Religious Life and Professor of Religious Studies at Stanford, to be their new Principal from 1st October 2018.

Professor Shaw told us, “I have very much enjoyed being a Visiting Fellow at Kellogg, and look forward to continuing my relationship with the college when I return to Oxford to take up the post of Principal at Harris Manchester College.”

A distinguished historian of Christianity and respected leader, Professor Shaw has been at Stanford since 2014 where, in addition to teaching in the areas of Religious Studies and History, her duties include providing spiritual and religious leadership for the university as a whole. Prior to going to Stanford, she was the Dean of Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, where she led a period of growth in the congregation, opened the cathedral to a wider public through the development of its public education and the founding of a resident artist programme, and increased donations significantly.

Prior to her move to Grace Cathedral, Professor Shaw taught history and theology at the University of Oxford for sixteen years from 1994 to 2010, first as a Fellow of Regent’s Park College and subsequently as Dean of Divinity and Fellow of New College. During that time, she also served as Canon Theologian of Salisbury Cathedral and was an honorary canon of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford. Professor Shaw 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 is the author and editor of several books, including Octavia, Daughter of God: the Story of a Female Messiah and her Followers (Yale 2011), for which she won the San Francisco Book Festival History Prize, and Miracles in Enlightenment England (Yale 2006).