PHILIP WEXLER is the 2012-2013 Charles R. Bronfman Visiting Professor in Jewish Communal Innovation. Philip did his undergraduate studies at New York University and received his master's and doctoral degrees from Princeton University, in Sociology. He is currently on leave from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he is Professor of Sociology of Education, and serves as the Bella and Israel Unterberg Chair in Jewish Social and Educational History.
Professor Wexler's recent publications include: Mystical Interactions: Sociology, Jewish Mysticism and Education; Symbolic Movement: Critique and Spirituality in Sociology of Education; and Social Theory in Education. His work has been published in many journals and he serves as an editorial board member for a number of international journals, as well. He is currently working on the relationship between social theory and mystical traditions, particularly Jewish mysticism and, relatedly, on Hasidism and education.