Jane Shaw

The Very Revd Dr Jane Alison Shaw (born 1965) is Dean of Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, a British Anglican priest and scholar.

Shaw read Modern History at Regent's Park College, Oxford (BA 1985, MA 1991), and Theology at Harvard University (MDiv 1988), and completed a PhD in History at the University of California, Berkeley (1994). She has also received honorary doctorates from the Graduate Theological Foundation and Episcopal Divinity School.

She was a Fellow of Regent's Park from 1994 to 2001 (Dean 1998-2001). Having trained on the St Albans and Oxford Ministry Course, she was ordained deacon in 1997 and priest in 1998. She has been Official Fellow, Chaplain, and Dean of Divinity of New College, Oxford, since 2001. On 25 June 2010, Dr Shaw was named the eighth Dean of Grace Cathedral, San Francisco. She was installed as Dean on November 6, 2010.

She holds appointments as Honorary Chaplain and Honorary Canon of Christ Church, Oxford, Director of the Oxford University Summer Programme in Theology, theological consultant to the House of Bishops of the General Synod of the Church of England, a Conference Consultant to the Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement and Canon Theologian of Salisbury Cathedral, a new post created in 2007. While at New College she was also a Governor of Winchester College.

Her interests include the Enlightenment, modern religious history, and issues in gender and sexuality. She has published several books, including Miracles in Enlightenment England (Yale University Press, 2007) and Octavia, Daughter of God (Jonathan Cape, 2011). She has written numerous articles in scholarly journals. She edited Culture and the Nonconformist Tradition (with Alan Kreider; Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1999) and The Call for Women Bishops (with Harriet Harris; afterword by Marilyn McCord Adams; London: SPCK, 2004). She is a frequent contributor to The Guardian and the Church Times.

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