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Ariela Keysar
Associate Director, Institute for the Study of Secularism in Society and Culture and Associate Research Professor
Phone: (860) 297-2344 Office Location: 71 Vernon Street
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Trinity College faculty member since 2005
General ProfileTeachingResearchPublications/PresentationsHonors/Awards
Ph.D., Hebrew Univ. of Jerusalem (1990)
M.A., Hebrew Univ. of Jerusalem (1983)
B.A., Hebrew Univ. of Jerusalem (1979)

Professor Keysar, a demographer, is associate research professor in public policy and law and the associate director of the Institute for the Study of Secularism in Society and Culture at Trinity College. 

She is a principal investigator of the Demographic Survey of American Jewish College Students, 2014; the National College Students Survey 2013; the American Religious Identification Survey (ARIS) 2008; and the Worldviews and Opinions of Scientists: India 2007-08. She was the study director of the American Religious Identification Survey (ARIS) 2001.

Professor Keysar is co-editor of Secularism, Women & The State: The Mediterranean World in the 21st Century, 2009; Secularism & Science in the 21st Century, 2008; Secularism & Secularity: Contemporary International Perspectives, 2007, and co-author of Religion in a Free Market, Religious and Non-Religious Americans: Who, What, Why, and Where (Paramount Market Publishing), 2006; and The Next Generation: American Jewish Children and Adolescents, SUNY Press, 2000.

She was the associate director of the landmark Longitudinal Study of American and Canadian Conservative Youth. The study tracked a cohort of young Jews at three points in their lives: their bar/bat mitzvah in 1995, the high school years in 1999, and college in 2003.

Professor Keysar taught a course at Trinity's Jewish Studies in Spring 2012: Israel Culture and Society.

She was born in Israel and holds a B.A. in statistics and an M.A. and Ph.D. in demography from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel.