Adina Bankier-Karp

Senior Fellow
Adina Bankier-Karp

Adina Bankier-Karp brings methodological experience and an abiding love of the Jewish people to her social research.


Adina’s research background is in the interconnected effects of Jewish education, family upbringing and critical Jewish experiences in shaping Jewish connectedness. She has published research comparing Australian olim with those living in the Australian Jewish community as well as a study on the Australian Strictly Orthodox population.


As a research associate at the Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation, Monash University, Adina is involved in ongoing analysis of the Gen17 Australian Jewish Community Study as well as current research projects.


Before shifting into social research, Adina was a Jewish educator for over two decades at Mount Scopus Memorial College, the largest Jewish day school in Melbourne, and was involved in youth and adult Jewish education across Australian Jewish schools, youth movements and community organisations.


She holds a BA (with Honours) in Jewish studies and English literature, an MA in Jewish studies and a PhD in Jewish education from the Faculty of Education, Monash University.


Adina lives in Melbourne, Australia with her husband, Daniel, and their two children.