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Barry A. Kosmin
Director, Institute for the Study of Secularism in Society and Culture and Research Professor, Public Policy & Law Program
Phone: (860) 297-2388 Office Location: 71 Vernon Street
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Trinity College faculty member since 2005
General ProfileTeachingResearchPublications/PresentationsHonors/Awards
Ph.D., Univ. of London (1974)
M.A., McMaster Univ (1970)
B.A., Univ. of London (1968)

Dr. Barry A. Kosmin has been a Principal Investigator of the American Religious Identification Survey (ARIS) series 1990-2008 since its inception. He has directed many other large national social surveys and opinion polls in Europe, Africa and the U.S., including the CJF 1990 US National Jewish Population Survey.

Dr Kosmin has taught at Universities in Europe, Africa and North America. Prior to coming to Trinity he was on the faculty of the Ph.D. Program in Sociology, CUNY Graduate School and was a Visiting Professor at the University of Cape Town and University College Chichester, UK. His leadership of research institutes has included: Founding Director, Mandell L. Berman Institute-North American Jewish Data Bank, Graduate Center of the City University of New York: Associate Director, AHRB Parkes Centre for the Study of Jewish/Non-Jewish Relations, University of Southampton, UK; Executive Director, of the London-based think tank, Institute for Jewish Policy Research

Dr. Kosmin is the author of over 20 books and research monographs and more than 50 scholarly articles in the areas of sociology, demography, politics, philanthropy, and policy research.  His scholarship includes being (1993-99) Joint Series Editor (with Dr Sidney Goldstein) of the monograph series, American Jewish Society in the 1990s for State University of New York Press and Joint Editor of the journal, Patterns of Prejudice (1999-2004).

Learn more about the Institute for the Study of Secularism in Society and Culture at www.trincoll.edu/secularisminstitute/.