Jane Shaw is a modern historian at the University of Oxford, where she is Principal of Harris Manchester College. Her research interests are in the areas of modern religion, the arts, and the impact of technology on society. She is the author of several books including Miracles in Enlightenment England (Yale University Press, 2006) and Octavia, Daughter of God: The Story of Female Messiah and her Followers (Yale University Press, 2011).
She is a member of the iGen Project at CASBS, funded by the Knight Foundation, on the language, cultural norms, and values of those born during and after the mid-1990s, an age group that has been called “Generation Z” or the “iGeneration”. The other members of the interdisciplinary research team are Roberta Katz, Sarah Ogilvie, and Linda Woodhead.