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Gunther Jikeli

Jewish Studies

Expert Bio

Günther Jikeli, a historian and sociologist of modern Europe, holds the Erna B. Rosenfeld Professorship at IU’s Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism at the Borns Jewish Studies Program. He is also an associate professor in Germanic Studies and Jewish Studies at IU and leads the research lab Social Media & Hate.

In 2013, he was awarded the Raoul Wallenberg Prize in Human Rights and Holocaust Studies by the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation and Tel Aviv University. His latest book, “The Return of Religious Antisemitism?” (ed.) was published in 2021. In 2019, he published (with Olaf Glockner) “Das neue Unbehagen. Antisemitismus in Deutschland heute” (“The New Unease. Antisemitism in Germany Today”), and in 2015, he published the monograph “European Muslim Antisemitism” with IU Press.

Areas of Expertise

Antisemitism, right-wing extremism in Germany, radicalization.

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