Jordan Joseph Brensinger

Jordan Joseph Brensinger

jjb2173@columbia.edu
Department: 
Sociology
Areas of Interest: 
Stratification and inequality, culture, education, race and ethnicity, religion, social networks
Biographical Note: 

Jordan Brensinger is a Ph.D. student and Paul F. Lazarsfeld Fellow. His work touches on the intersections of areas like inequality, culture, education, and boundaries. He is currently completing two research projects. The first, based on a year-long ethnography, explores the moral orders that animate American higher education and their impact on students' moral identities. The second (with Tamar Rapoport) explores the nature of moral boundaries, as well as how individuals learn those boundaries, drawing on interviews and participant observation in Ulpanot, Zionist religious boarding schools for girls in Israel.

Jordan recieved a B.A. in Mathematics and Spanish from Messiah College, where he focused on mathematical theory and Latino politics in the United States. After working in commercial real estate, he transitioned to service in the education development sector in Israel and the Palestinian Territories, during which time he also completed a Certificate in Middle East Cultures and Religions at Jerusalem University College. After returning to the United States, Jordan studied social policy with an emphasis on inequality and domestic and global higher education, earning his M.I.A. from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs.

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