Ayala Fader

Ayala Fader received her PhD from New York University and is currently Associate Professor of Anthropology and Co-Director of the Women’s Studies Program at Fordham University. She is the author of the award-winning book Mitzvah Girls: Bringing Up the Next Generation of Hasidic Jews in Brooklyn (Princeton, 2009), as well as numerous articles on Yiddish-English bilingualism and socialization, New Age Jewish spirituality and Jewish culture, and changing notions of faith. She has received many fellowships in support of her work, most recently from the National Science Foundation (2014-2016) for her current research project: social change and digital media among ultra-Orthodox Jews in New York.