Matthew Boxer, PhD
Assistant Research Professor
Matthew Boxer is an assistant research professor at the Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies, the Steinhardt Social Research Institute and the Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program. He earned an Master of Arts in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies from Brandeis University and an 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. 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, and the impact of formal and informal Jewish educational experiences on Jewish identity. He currently serves as the treasurer of the Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry and is a member of the National Advisory Board of the Center for Small Town Jewish Life at Colby College.