Keith Kahn-Harris has been Project Director of the European Jewish Research Archive since its inception in 2014, managing the collection process and analysing its holdings, and he leads on JPR’s applications to major research grants.
He holds a PhD in Sociology from Goldsmiths College, London, lectures at Birkbeck College and Leo Baeck College, and has published eight books and dozens of articles for academic and general readerships, including two important studies of the UK Jewish community: Turbulent Times: The British Jewish Community Today (Continuum, 2010) and Uncivil War: The Israel Conflict in the Jewish Community (David Paul, 2014). He has been involved in research on the Jewish community since the 1990s and has conducted research projects for a number of Jewish organisations in the UK, including the Jewish Film Festival, Jewish Book Week, Limmud and UJIA.
He is married to Deborah and has two children. He enjoys coming up with outlandish book ideas, some of which he actually ends up writing.