Antisemitism on Social Media

Monday, April 11, 2022
12:00 p.m. ET (US)
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About the Event

Turquoise book cover of "Antisemitism on Social Media"Monika Hübscher and Sabine von Mering’s Antisemitism on Social Media is a book for all who want to understand this phenomenon. It is also an invitation to students and up-and-coming and established scholars to study this further. In this webinar we take a look at this new interdisciplinary volume and discuss how social media with its technology and business model has revolutionized the dissemination of antisemitism and show that this impacts not only victims of antisemitic hate speech but also society at large. We will present a selection of the chapters. We begin with an introduction into the research field of antisemitism on social media by outlining challenges and research opportunities.

About the Speakers

Monika Hübscher is a Ph.D. candidate at Haifa University and a Research Associate at the University of Duisburg-Essen. She researches and lectures about antisemitism, antisemitism on social media, and hate speech and disinformation on social media. Together with Sabine von Mering, she co-edited Antisemitism on Social Media and co-wrote the chapters "A Snapshot of Antisemitism on Social Media in 2021 ", "Tertiary Antisemitism in Social Media Posts of Germany's Alternative für Deutschland "and "Attacks on Democracy? A Troll-Attack on YouTube ".

Profile picture of Sabine von Mering smiling.Sabine von Mering, Ph.D. is Professor of German and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, a core faculty member with the Environmental Studies Program, and Director of the Center for German and European Studies (CGES) at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, USA. Her co-edited volumes include Antisemitism on Social Media with Monika Hübscher (2022), Right-Wing Radicalism Today: Perspectives from Europe and the US with Timothy Wyman-McCarty (2013), Russian-Jewish Emigration after the Cold War: Perspectives from Germany, Israel, Canada, and the United States with Olaf Gloeckner and Evgenija Garbolevsky (2006), and International Green Politics with Sarah Halpern-Meekin, ed. (2002).

Profile picture of VanessaVanessa Walter is a BA student of History and educational science at Bielefeld University. She is a member of the Working Group Hate Speech and Disinformation on Social Media, where she focuses especially on antisemitism on social media. Currently she works as a student assistant in a research project which aims to empower future police officers and teachers in their task of anti-Semitism prevention, intervention and repression. Together with Monika Hübscher she is author of the Chapter Attacks on Democracy? A Troll-Attack on Youtube in the book Antisemitism on Social Media. Furthermore she researched with methods of Digital History on the Discourse surrounding menstruation and mechanisms of body controlling in the Berliner Klinische Wochenschrift.

Profile picture of Sophie with a soft smileSophie Schmalenberger is a PhD Candidate at Aarhus University`s School of Culture and Society (Denmark). Her research interests include far-right populism and the mainstreaming of New Right positions in Germany and Europe with a focus on the role that memory culture and affect play in extreme-right mobilization. She is (co-)author of the forthcoming chapters “Performing ‘White’ Victimhood: Memory Activism and the extreme-right Generation Identity.” in the Handbook of Memory Activism (Routledge) and Visualisierter Opfermythos: Die deutsche Neue Rechte, sozial-mediatisiertes Gedenken und das Orchestrieren rechter Affekte in the edited volume Die Beharrlichkeit der Nation (Springer VS).