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Alaya Fader

Alaya Fader

Associate Professor
of Anthropology

Office: Lowenstein 923B (LC)
Phone: (212)636-6513

B.A., New York University; M.A., Teachers College,
Columbia University; M.A., Ph.D., New York University, 2000


2009.       Mitzvah Girls: Bringing Up the Next Generation of Hasidic Jews in Brooklyn. Princeton University Press, Princeton                                                                      
2009.       "The Jewish Child." In Companion to the Handbook of the Child, Richard Schweder, ed. University of Chicago Press.
2008.       "Jewish Spirituality and Late Capitalism." Jewish Culture and History 8(3):39-58.
2008.       New Age Judaism, C. Rothenberg and A. Vallely, eds, pp. 34-51. Vallentine Mitchell, London and Portland, OR.
2008.       "Reading Jewish signs: multilingual literacy socialization with Hasidic women and girls in New York." Text and Talk 28(5):621-641.
2007.       "The Jewish Children's Museum Roundtable Discussion." Material Religion 3(3):405-426.
2007.       "Reflections on Queen Esther: The Politics of Jewish Ethnography." Contemporary Jewry 27:112-136.
2007.       "Redeeming Sacred Sparks: Syncretism and Gendered Language Shift among Hasidic Jews in New York." Journal of Linguistic Anthropology 17(1):1-23 .
2006.       "Learning Faith: Language Socialization in a Hasidic Community." Language in    Society 35(2):207-229.
2001.       "Literacy, Bilingualism and Gender in a Hasidic Community." Linguistics and Education 12(3):261-283.

Other Accomplishments

Winner of a 2009 New York City Book Award by the New York Society Library.
Winner of the 2009 National Jewish Book Award in the category of Women's Studies
"Highly Commended" by the Clifford Geertz Prize in the Anthropology of Religion, Society for the Anthropology of Religion and the American Anthropological Association

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