Joshua Abarbanel, Golem, 2016. Stained wood, fiberglass, and metal chain; 90" x 90" x 18". © Jewish Museum Berlin, Photo: Yves Sucksdorff

The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies (Leve Center) and the UCLA Initiative to Study Hate (ISH), with the support of the Anthony and Jeanne Pritzker Family Foundation, is pleased to announce The Research Hub on Antisemitism, a dynamic collective poised to evaluate the rising tide of antisemitism nationally and internationally.  The Hub is pleased to announce two initial endeavors:  a Postdoctoral Scholar position in the study of antisemitism, designed for a scholar who understands antisemitism within broad historical and political contexts and is open to exploring its connection to other forms of group-based hate.  We are also pleased to announce a call for research proposals from within the UCLA community, in any discipline, that engage with the past or present of antisemitism. UCLA faculty, research staff, and students (graduate and undergraduate) are welcome to apply, and collaborative projects are encouraged.  The Postdoctoral Scholar and successful grantees will build bridges between the vibrant communities of the Leve Center and ISH.

Read more about the creation of The Research Hub on Antisemitism.

“It is critical that we do more than condemn the recent surge in antisemitism — we must actively work against it. I am grateful to the Pritzker Family Foundation for this important investment. The mission of the UCLA Research Hub on Antisemitism epitomizes the highest ideals of our institution and will help our society find ways to rise above animus in all its forms.”
—Chancellor Gene Block

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Co-Directors

Postdoctoral Research Fellows

Dr. Naomi Taub

Dr. Kathryn Huether

Research Projects 2024-2025

Faculty Projects

Name of PI and department: Jaimie Krems, Psychology
Names of other researchers and departments: Daniel Sznycer (Psychology, Oklahoma State University), David Pinsof (Psychology, UCLA)
Project Title: Tests of an Engineering Perspective of Hatred toward Jews


Name of PI and department: Aliza Luft, Sociology
Names of other researchers and departments: N/A
Project Title: Sacred Treason: Race, Religion, and The Holocaust in France


Name of PI and department: Eleanor Kaufman, Comparative Literature (home), English, and ELTS
Names of other researchers and departments: N/A
Project Title: Early 20th Century Antisemitism in the American Southwest

Graduate Student Projects

Name of PI and department: Seul Lee, Information Studies
Names of other researchers and departments: N/A
Project Title: Exploring the Impact of Social Media on Antisemitism: Students’ Perspectives, Experiences, and Outcomes


Name of PI and department: Marianna Petiaskina, Department of Slavic, East European, & Eurasian Languages & Cultures
Names of other researchers and departments: Igor Pilshchikov, Professor, Department of Slavic, East European, & Eurasian Languages & Cultures
Project Title: Enforced Enlightenment as a Strategy for De-Judaization: Baltic Jews in the Russian Empire under Nicholas I


Name of PI and department: Je Hoon Chae, Department of Communication
Names of other researchers and departments: Tim Groeling, Professor, Department of Communication
Project Title: Reducing Anti-Semitic Misperception and Attitudes Through Trust-Enhanced Fact Checks


Name of PI and department: Joshua Goetz, Political Science
Names of other researchers and departments: N/A
Project Title: Effect of the Israel-Palestine Conflict: Antisemitism and Islamophobia in the United States

Undergraduate Student Projects

Name of PI and department: Yarin Hagay Nevel, Psychology
Name of other researchers and departments: Cecelia Fischer, Undergraduate Student, History, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures (Arabic)
Project Title: Stress, Anti Semitic Posts, and Linked Fate