Given the global pervasiveness of antisemitism, its online presence, and related inroads into the mainstream, there may be no greater challenge for scholars of antisemitism than to reconsider our assumptions about who antisemites are, where, and how they mobilize. This twelve-part series of seminars, six in the fall and six in the spring, interrogates the identities antisemites presumably possess, the ideological positions they prefer, and the places they inhabit. With an eye toward antisemitism’s ideological fluidity as well as its contradictions and corresponding convergences, we are interested in original, interesting, and emerging areas of antisemitism research. To this end, to have gathered scholars to present work on a range of topics that include, but are not exclusive to, antisemitism’s convergence with misogyny, racism, and heterosexism. We also examine the growing convergence between the social movements and/or corporations (including news outlets) whose legitimacy and bottom line are informed by opposition to or connection with antisemitism. We are interested in the insights that can be gleaned from comparisons across regions as well as those that can be had from in-depth attention to country and or cite specific case studies.

This series will be convened by ISGAP Research Fellows:

Dr. R. Amy Elman, Professor of Political Science, William Weber Chair of Social Science, Kalamazoo College;

Professor David Patterson, Hillel Feinberg Chair in Holocaust Studies, Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies, the University of Texas at Dallas;

Dr. Ellen Cannon, Professor of Political Science and Jewish Studies, Northeastern Illinois University; 

Max Horder, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Anthropology, Princeton University.


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06 Oct., “The Ayatollah Khomeini’s Antisemitic Rhetoric, Iran’s Revolution and The Betrayal of Women”

Dr. Jessica Emami, Adjunct Professor of Sociology, Marymount University, Arlington, United States

Date: Wednesday, October 06, 2021 
Time: 11:00 AM Eastern Time

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03 Nov., “An Examination of American Culture and the Declining Jewish Influence on It”

Professor Thane Rosenbaum, Distinguished University Professor, Touro College, NYC, United States

Date: Wednesday, November 03, 2021 
Time: 11:00 AM Eastern Time

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17 Nov., “The Mainstreaming of American Antisemitism: The Defeat of an Ideal”

Dr. R. Amy Elman, Weber Professor in Social Science, Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, United States

Date: Wednesday, November 17, 2021 
Time: 11:00 AM Eastern Time

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01 Dec., “Transnationalism and Intersectionality in the Building of the Antisemite Tropes: A View from Latin America”

Dr. Judit Bokser-Liwerant, School of Political and Social Science, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Mexico City, Mexico

Date: Wednesday, December 01, 2021 
Time: 11:00 AM Eastern Time

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15 Dec., “Annexing Israel: The Improbable Alliance between the BDS and LGBTQ Movements”

Dr. Corinne Blackmer, Professor of English and Judaic Studies, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, United States

Date: Wednesday, December 15, 2021 
Time: 11:00 AM Eastern Time

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12 Jan., “Common Bonds and Experiences of the African and Jewish Diasporas”

Professor Ansel Brown, Associate Professor, School of Law, North Carolina Central University, Durham, United States

Date: Wednesday, January 12, 2022 
Time: 11:00 AM Eastern Time

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26 Jan., “Intersectionality and the Academy’s Acceptance of Antisemitism”

Professor David Patterson, Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, United States

Date: Wednesday, January 26, 2022 
Time: 11:00 AM Eastern Time

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09 Feb., “Between Particularism and Universalism: Antisemitism Education in America”

Dr. Naya Lekht, Director of Education, The Club Z Institute, United States

Date: Wednesday, February 09, 2022 
Time: 11:00 AM Eastern Time

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23 Feb., The Intersection of Antisemitism and Misogyny in the UK

Professor Lesley Klaff, Senior Lecturer in Law, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, United Kingdom

Date: Wednesday, February 23, 2022 
Time: 11:00 AM Eastern Time

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09 March, “Where Left and Right Touch: Antisemitism and the new Authoritarianism(s)”

Max Holder, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Anthropology, Princeton University, Princeton, United States

Date: Wednesday, March 09, 2022 
Time: 11:00 AM Eastern Time

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23 March, “Contemporary Antisemitism and Islamism in the West”

Wasiq Wasiq, Founding Trustee, Muslims Against Antisemitism, London, United Kingdom

Date: Wednesday, March 23, 2022 
Time: 11:00 AM Eastern Time

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