Dr. Ellen Cannon has been a Professor of Political Science and Jewish Studies at Northeastern Illinois University from 1978-present. She received a Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts in 1973 and a B.A. SUNY at Stony Brook in 1969. She is a graduate of the 2019 ISGAP-Oxford Summer Institute. Recent Publications  include, “Contemporary Jewish Politics and Historiography: The Case of the BDS Movement,” in Dean Phillip Bell (ed.) THE ROUTLEDGE COMPANION TO JEWISH History and Historiography, (2019); “The BDS and Anti-BDS Movements: Propaganda War vs. Interest Group Articulation,” JEWISH POLITICAL SCIENCE REVIEW (Fall, 2019); more than 400 news articles on terrorism and catastrophic disasters.  PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS: Faculty of the Wexner Heritage Program; The Academic Engagement Network (AEN); Board Member of the American Jewish Committee; Vice President of the American Jewish Congress Midwest Region, 1985-2005; Faculty Advisory Board of the Midwest Israeli Consulate; Academic Advisory Board of the Jewish Legal Program at DePaul University; The Jewish Advisory Board of the Jewish Federation of Chicago; the Board of the Chicago Jewish Day School. Lectures and Speaking Engagement Topics include American Jewish Politics, US-Israel Foreign Relations, the Ideologies of the Far Right and the Far Left, the Threat of the BDS  Movement Nationally and Internationally. 

Her topic and area of concentration as an IGAP Senior Research Fellow will be: “Combating Antisemitic Domestic Terrorism: Federal, State, and local responses and challenges.”