Antisemitism and the Contemporary American Left
November 21, 2021, Noon, Eastern Time (US and Canada)
University Campuses, Black Lives Matter, the Women’s March – many political mobilizations have in the past years been associated with antisemitism in progressive movements. Based on an empirical study, This presentation will argue that on the left, antisemitism is an “invisible prejudice”: It is often not acknowledged and is sometimes expressed in coded forms. The reasons can be found both in theoretical and historical traditions as well as in current socio-political conditions.
Dr. Sina Arnold is a senior lecturer and researcher at the Center for Research on Antisemitism and the Research Institute Social Cohesion at Technische Universität Berlin, Germany. A social anthropologist, her current work focuses on contemporary antisemitism in Germany and the United States, memory politics, migration and racism, and (post-)national identities. She is the author of “Das unsichtbare Vorurteil. Antisemitismus Diskurse in der US-amerikanischen Linken“ (2016) and “From Occupation to Occupy. An Empirical Study of Antisemitism Discourses in the Contemporary US Left“ (forthcoming with Indiana University Press).