Asian-Jewish Study

Currently, the multiracial population is the fastest growing demographic group in the U.S. The 2010 Census demonstrates that the multiracial population has grown by approximately 35 percent since 2000.  These figures raise some important questions regarding the state of race and race relations in the U.S.  We are interested in investigating how one segment of the multiracial population thinks about its identity, particularly as race intersects with ethnicity and religion.  We are specifically interested in looking at how Asian-Jewish individuals make sense of their identity.

The research covers a wide range of subjects including childhood and adolescent experiences, family dynamics, religious and cultural practices, and community involvements.

We are looking for a wide range of participants, ranging from ages 18 to 25, including those who are more religiously involved, and those who are less involved, and individuals from Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and other Asian backgrounds. Participation will involve an interview spanning about an hour and half and the interviewee will be compensated for their time. 

If you are interested in being part of this study, please contact Rachel Williams or Helen Kim at rachwil@gmail.com or kimh2@whitman.edu. Thank you for being part of this important research.