University campuses in North America and Europe are deeply polarized over the character of the Jewish state and the meaning of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This book reveals the damage that antisemitism does to the identity of Jewish students, staff, and faculty. It is the first book to ask what the impact has been on the fundamental principles the academy relies on for its identity—academic freedom, free speech rights, standards for hiring or firing faculty members and administrators, and the ethics of academic conduct and debate. While Hate Speech and Academic Freedom details the chilling challenges we face, it also offers policies to use in meeting them, concluding with detailed chapters on how to use the IHRA Definition of Antisemitism.

Cary Nelson is Jubilee Professor of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the author or editor of 36 books. He served as national president of the American Association of University Professors and is currently Chair of the Alliance for Academic Freedom.

Dr. Charles Asher Small is the book series editor.

ISGAP-Academic Studies Press (ASP) Critical Contemporary Antisemitism Studies is an interdisciplinary ISGAP book series that explores the context of studies of contemporary antisemitism as it relates to otherness and belonging in the age of neoliberal globalisation. The book series examines notions of contemporary antisemitism, including the demonisation of Jewish peoplehood and different forms of discrimination and marginality in the context of historical and contemporary forms of antisemitism, racism(s), ethnicity, religion and religious pluralism, and gendered identities. The book series aims to explore the intersectional composition of antisemitism and marginality and to examine how these phenomena operate globally across societies and institutions.