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Ari Y. Kelman

Biography

Professor Kelman's research focuses on the forms and practices of religious knowledge transmission. He holds a specific research interest in American Jewry.

He is the author of Shout to the Lord: Making Worship Music in Evangelical America (NYU 2018) and Station Identification: A Cultural History of Yiddish Radio (California, 2009). He is also the co-editor (with Jon Levisohn) of Beyond Jewish Identity (2019: Academic Studies Press), the editor of Is Diss a System?: A Milt Gross Comic Reader (NYU, 2010), co-author of Sacred Strategies: Transforming Synagogues from Functional to Visionary (Alban Institute, 2011). Together with research partners at Stanford and elsewhere, he maintains an active research agenda and publishes regularly in venues both scholarly and popular.

Other Titles

Associate Professor, Graduate School of Education
Associate Professor (By courtesy), Religious Studies

Program Affiliations

SHIPS (PhD): Anthropology of Education
SHIPS (PhD): History of Education
SHIPS (PhD): Social Sciences in Education
SHIPS (PhD): Sociology of Education
(MA) LDT
Education and Jewish Studies

Research Interests

Recent Publications

Kelman, A. Y., & Lockwood, J. (2020). From Aesthetics to Experience: How Changing Conceptions of Prayer Changed the Sound of Jewish Worship. RELIGION AND AMERICAN CULTURE-A JOURNAL OF INTERPRETATION, 30(1), 26–62.

Holscher, K., Ebel, J., Riess, J., Edmonds, J. L. T., Heo, A., & Kelman, A. Y. (2019). Forum. RELIGION AND AMERICAN CULTURE-A JOURNAL OF INTERPRETATION, 29(1), 1–35.

Kelman, A. Y. (2019). Learning and Learning about Religious Knowledge. RELIGIOUS EDUCATION.

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