Alicia Chandler

Alicia Chandler

Ph.D. Student

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Alicia Chandler

Alicia is a doctoral student in the Department of Sociology. Her research interests include intermarriage in the American Jewish Community. She is working as a graduate research assistant for Dr. Sarah Bunin Benor at Hebrew Union College on the Survey of American Jewish Names. She is the recipient of the Mary Cay Sengstock Diversity Scholarship.

In addition to her scholarship, Alicia is a co-founder and columnist for Nu?Detroit, a digital platform for diverse writing about and for the Jewish community of metropolitan Detroit. She is also the founder of Multifaith Life LLC, a consulting firm focused on the inclusion of interfaith families in the Jewish community. She has written for many publications including Jerusalem Post, Detroit News, Detroit Jewish News, and Huffington Post in addition to her regular columns in Nu?Detroit.

Alicia has a Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School and a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from the University of Michigan. Prior to coming to Wayne State, Alicia served as General Counsel for the Continuing Care Division of Trinity Health. She has also completed coursework at Hebrew College in the Interfaith Families Jewish Engagement Program.


  • BBA - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • JD - Harvard Law School

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Courses taught by Alicia Chandler

Spring-Summer Term 2023

Winter Term 2023