Shai Cohen is a professor of philology and a writer. Currently he is teaching at Granada University. He finished his PhD in the University of Navarre as a part of GRISO (Grupo de Investigación Siglo de Oro) in which he is still a member. During his postgraduate studies he began teaching classes in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the University of Navarra and later as a professor, he held classes in the University of Montenegro and University Donja Gorica. He specializes in Golden Age literature and culture on authority and power, with an emphasis on the period of Count Duke of Olivares in the first half of the 17th century. In his field he has published a number of articles (4 in ISI indexed journals), several book chapters and participated in about 25 International conferences, dealing principally with the writings around the Count Duke of Olivares in the 17th century. These include «Y para valido un duque mal nacido: sátira y crítica sobre el Conde-Duque de Olivares», 2013; «Entre sátira y política, la figura del arbitrista en el siglo XVII», 2013; «El hebreo en España defendida de Quevedo», 2017; and «Retorno de los judeoconversos portugueses en la época del Conde Duque de Olivares», in print.
Shai Cohen is also active in the field of Digital Humanities as the initiator and coordinator of projects and workshops. In the field of digital humanities, he has published a number of publications including Nuevas tecnologías y redes sociales en la investigación en Humanidades, 2012 and Apertura, difusión y accesibilidad; el uso teórico y práctico de una base de datos, 2017. He organized workshops as well as collaborating as an active member of the committees of New Technologies in various establishments. He has also been co-curator of the Humanidades digitales: visibilidad y difusión de la investigación, 2013 and the De Al-Ándalus al exilio y a la diáspora sefardí, 2017. He is currently a member in several associations, research groups and projects such as AISO, AIH, AEEHJ, GRISO and PAZIC. In addition, amongs his writing there are Strappado (Gvanim, 2013) and El arte de hablar callando, El meme: transmisor de conceptos del Siglo de Oro (Leer-e, 2013).