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Shimoni Stoil, Rebecca

Shimoni Stoil, Rebecca

Position
Assistant Professor

Contact
Office: 010 Hardin Hall
Phone: 864-656-3153
Email: rstoil@clemson.edu

Education
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins (2018)

Rebecca Shimoni Stoil is a historian of the twentieth century United States, focusing on rural politics, grassroots sentiment, and the US in the World. Before coming to Clemson in 2019, Professor Stoil was a lecturer at Loyola University of Maryland and served as the Washington Bureau Chief for the Times of Israel. Stoil’s research on the Farm Crisis of 1977-1987 focuses on agrarian grassroots activism and the political mobilization of the image of the virtuous farmer. Her academic fields of interest include American Political Development, political history, cultural history and history of capitalism. She has published in both popular and academic periodicals on topics including rural politics, coalition-building in the Great Society, gendered activism, and US-Israel relations and has served as a commentator on US politics for Israeli television news. A recipient of numerous research fellowships, including from the Hoover Institution Library and Archives, the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics, and the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies, Stoil is a co-founder of an international working group examining modern rural political cultures and rural representation.