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“Naming the Jew”: Online Antisemitism and the Alt-Right
October 29, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The CSULB Jewish Studies Program is very pleased to bring to Long Beach Professor Jacob Labendz, to discuss “Naming the Jew”: Online Antisemitism and the Alt-Right. His talk will be at the Alpert JCC (3801 E. Willow St., Long Beach) on Monday, October 29th, at 7:30 pm.
Dr. Labendz has spent the last few years researching far right and anti-Semitic politics in America, including the Charlottesville protests last year and their aftermath. He has found that the main dividing line between the Alt-Right and the “Alt-Light” is their willingness to “name the Jew;” that is, to shed their online anonymity and public express anti-Semitism. In his talk, Dr. Labendz will discuss the place and function of “naming the Jew” in Alt-Right circles.
In 2017, Dr. Labendz was named the Clayman Assistant Professor of Judaic and Holocaust Studies at Youngstown State University in Ohio, where he is also the Director of the Center for Judaic and Holocaust Studies. When not researching far right political activism in the United States, he focuses on the history of the Jews of Central Europe, with particular attention to the Czech lands.
As always, Jewish Studies talks are free and open to the public. There is no need to rsvp. For more information, please contact me by email at the above address.
Barbara and Ray Alpert Endowed Chair in Jewish Studies
Director, Jewish Studies Program
Professor, History Department
California State University, Long Beach