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Variations of Anti-Semitism in a Global Perspective

Wednesday, November 9, 2016
1:00pm – 2:00pm

Storrs Campus
Dodd Center room 162

In remembrance of Kristallnacht, Professor Ariela Keysar will present “Variations of Anti-Semitism in a Global Perspective: Conceptual and Methodological Issues” during a faculty colloquium sponsored by the Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life at 1:00pm in the Dodd Research Center, room 162. A kosher lunch will be provided. The colloquium will include methodological aspects of Professor Keysar’s research, including how researchers collect data on subjective topics and definitions of different forms of anti-Semitism today. Empirical international comparisons utilizing various data sources will be showcased.

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 was the associate director of the landmark Longitudinal Study of American and Canadian Conservative Youth and 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 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.


Aaron Rosman, 860-486-2271,

Judaic Studies (primary), College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Dodd Human Rights Impact, History Department, Human Rights Institute, Sociology Department, UConn Master Calendar

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