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Matthew Boxer, PhD | Assistant Research Professor, Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies, Brandeis University
Demography, Jewish Education, Social psychology, Sociology
Altruism, Antisemitism, Israel/Zionism, Qualitative methods, Quantitative methods, Small Jewish communities
Israel/Palestine, United States
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 statistics, social research methods, and trends in contemporary Jewish life in the Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program for ten years. He earned a Master of Arts in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies from Brandeis and a Master of Science and PhD in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where his doctoral dissertation focused on the effects of Jewish community size on Jewish identity. Matt's research varies widely and includes the socio-demography and social psychology of the Jewish community, altruistic behaviors and preferences, Israel studies, formal and informal Jewish education, and antisemitism. He is a 2022-23 fellow of the Anti-Defamation League's Center for Antisemitism Research and a member of the National Advisory Board of the Center for Small Town Jewish Life at Colby College. He served for 15 years in various capacities on the ASSJ board.