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    Matthew Boxer is an Assistant Research Professor at the Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies and the Steinhardt Social Research Institute at Brandeis University, where he taught for ten years in the Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program. His research varies widely and includes socio-demographic research on the Jewish community in the United States, social psychological processes of Jewish identity development, Jewish young adults’ volunteer habits and preferences, Israel studies on college campuses in the United States and Canada, antisemitism, and the impact of formal and informal Jewish educational experiences on Jewish identity. Matt is a member of the National Advisory Board of the Center for Small Town Jewish Life at Colby College and is a 2022-23 research fellow of the Anti-Defamation League’s Center for Antisemitism Research.


    PhD, Sociology, University of Wisconsin

    MS, Sociology, University of Wisconsin

    MA, Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, Brandeis University

    BA, Judaic Studies and Sociology, SUNY Albany

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