Dr. Max Baumgarten serves as the public policy program manager at the Pat Brown Institute for Public Affairs at Cal State LA.
Dainy Bernstein (ey/em/eir) is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign’s iSchool, studying American Haredi children’s literature.
Hadas Binyamini is a doctoral candidate at the Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies and the Department of History at New York University.
Emmanuel Bloch is the Gruss Scholar-in-Residence at NYU Law School.
Yair Ettinger is a former Kogod Research Fellow at Shalom Hartman Institute of North America and an Israeli journalist whose work focuses primarily on religious affairs, the religious and Haredi communities, and their politics. Website »
Samuel Heilman is Emeritus Distinguished Professor of Sociology at Queens College and the Graduate Center CUNY and author most recently of Who Will Lead Us: The Story of Five Hasidic Dynasties in America. Website »
Schneur Zalman Newfield is an assistant professor of sociology Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY, and the author of Degrees of Separation: Identity Formation While Leaving Ultra-Orthodox Judaism. Website »
Bruce A. Phillips
Bruce A. Phillips is Professor of Sociology and Jewish Communal Studies at Hebrew Union College, and University Fellow at Center for Religion and Civic Culture at the University of Southern California. Website »
Malki Poryes is a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology of Education at Ben-Gurion University and a fellow of the Ariane de Rothschild Foundation Scholarship.
Leah Rosenberg, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She has participated in research and educational program development based on the care of patients with high levels of religious coping, particularly those of Jewish and Haredi background.
Naomi Seidman is the Chancellor Jackman Professor of the Arts in the Department for the Study of Religion and the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies at the University of Toronto, and a 2016 Guggenheim Fellow. Website »
Lea Taragin-Zeller (she/her) is an Assistant Professor of Cultural Studies and Public Policy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and an affiliated scholar at the Reproductive Sociology Research Group (ReproSoc), University of Cambridge. Website »
Mark Trencher founded Nishma Resource in 2015 as a non-profit resource to conduct research in the Jewish community, particularly in the Orthodox community and its various segments. Website »
Katharina Hadassah Wendl (Klein)
Katharina Hadassah Wendl (Klein) is a doctoral student in Jewish Studies at the Freie Universität Berlin and works as a researcher for the interdisciplinary project “Materialized Holiness: Torah Scrolls as a codicological, theological, and sociological phenomenon of Jewish scribal culture in the Diaspora.”