Research Assistant Professor of Jewish Education
Phone: 1 (212) 998-5150
Prof. Bethamie Horowitz is socio-psychologist whose current research focuses on emerging adults and how they navigate their lives in light of their individual and cultural inheritance, their aspirations and the changing contexts they encounter. She has conducted longitudinal studies about the interplay of ethnic and professional identities in new teachers, emerging artists, and recently ordained clergy, with a particular attention to the contextual features that enable a sense of agency.
Bethamie has joined the NYU faculty in 2011 after two decades of substantial research experience in a variety of applied contexts in the USA and in Israel. She served as director of planning and research at UJA-Federation of New York in the 1990s, where she conducted the 1991 New York Jewish Population Study, and the Connections and Journeys study of identity and Jewishness in the lives of younger American Jewish adults. From 2000-2007 she directed research at the Mandel Foundation Israel.
She began her training in international conflict resolution and peacemaking, and subsequently conducted both election research and educational research in Israel.
She received her A.B. from Harvard University in anthropology and her Ph.D. from The CUNY Graduate Center.