Ellie Ash

Ellie Ash is a doctoral student in Religion and Society, focusing on contemporary American Judaism and working under Nancy Ammerman. She is interested in the social construction of religious commitment and the influence of formal religious ideology on lay practices and understandings, and hopes to write about these themes in connection to the place of Jewish law in Orthodox and non-Orthodox Jewish religiosity in North America. She has a BA in Linguistics from Stanford University (2012) and an MA in Social Science from the University of Chicago (2016).