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Professor R. Amy Elman

Amy Elman is Professor of Political Science and the William Weber Chair of Social Science at Kalamazoo College in Michigan. She graduated from Brandeis University with a BA and went on to receive an MA and PhD in Comparative Politics at New York University. She has received numerous awards for her scholarship, including two Fulbright grants, a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities and a grant from the Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism at Hebrew University. She has worked on behalf of women’s rights and against antisemitism domestically and within Europe for over three decades. She has lectured and published widely on the response of states and the European Union to issues of citizenship, migration, violence against women, sex discrimination, and antisemitism. She has published four books. Her most recent book, entitled The European Union, Antisemitism and the Politics of Denial (University of Nebraska Press, 2014), explores the conditions that precipitated the EU’s efforts to stem antisemitism and considers the consequences.