Ilana Horwitz

Ilana Horwitz

Ilana ( is a doctoral student in Sociology of Education and Education & Jewish Studies at Stanford University as well as an IES Fellow. Her research examines the intersection of education and religion. Ilana holds an M.A. in International Education Development from Columbia University’s Teachers College, and a B.B.A in Business Administration from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University. Previously, Ilana worked in a variety of organizations focused on education research, program evaluation and management consulting, including Deloitte Consulting and ICF International.

Recent publications: 

Horwitz, I. (2019). Foregrounding the Family: An Ethnography of How Families Make Decisions About Hebrew School. Contemporary Jewry, 39(1), 155-172.

Kelman, A. Y., Belzer, T., Hassenfeld, Z., Horwitz, I., & Williams, M. C.  (2017) Traditional Judaism: The Conceptualization of Jewishness in the Lives of American Jewish Post-Boomers. (Forthcoming) Jewish Social Studies.

Kelman, A. Y., Belzer, T., Hassenfeld, Z., Horwitz, I., & Williams, M. C. (2016). The Social Self: Toward the Study of Jewish Lives in the Twenty-first Century. Contemporary Jewry, 1-27.

Dissertation committee: 

Ari Y. Kelman, Eric Bettinger, Aliya Saperstein, Mitchell Stevens

Dissertation title: 
The Long Arm of God: How Religion Shapes Educational Outcomes
Research interests: 
Sociology of Education, Religion, Families, Quantitative Methods, Qualitative Methods

Ph.D. in Sociology of Education & Jewish Studies (with a Certificate in Quantitative Research Methods), Stanford University (In Progress)
M.A. in Sociology, Stanford University, June 2017
M.A. in International Education Development, Columbia University, Teachers College, May 2008
B.A. in Business Administration, Managing Information Systems, & Organization Management, Emory University, May 2003

Contact info: 

Stanford University - Center for Education Policy Analysis
520 Galvez Mall, Office 511
Stanford, CA 94305