The following introduction also comes to us courtesy
of the Borns Jewish Program:
Günther Jikeli completed an MA in environmental sciences and a PhD in contemporary history at the Center for Research on Antisemitism at the Technical University Berlin, Germany’s foremost institute for scholarship on antisemitism. In 2012, he published a study (in German) on perceptions of Jews among young Muslims in Europe, a revised version of which appeared with IU Press in 2015 entitled Muslim Antisemitism in Europe: Why Young Urban Males Say They Don’t Like Jews. His current research, underway with IU colleague Asaad Alsaleh, looks at attitudes towards Jews among Syrian refugees in Germany. This year he was named Inaugural Erna B. Rosenfeld Professor in IU’s Jewish Studies Program. Günther has been an informed contributor to current debates about antisemitic trends, and has been frequently cited in the international press, including Le Monde and The New York Times. While at IU, he has found innovative ways to involve his students in research, including partnering with the U.S. Special Envoy for Monitoring and Combating Anti-Semitism at the U.S. State Department.