David Patterson holds the Hillel A. Feinberg Distinguished Chair in Holocaust Studies at the Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies, University of Texas at Dallas, and is a Senior Research Fellow for the Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitsm and Policy (ISGAP). He is a member of the Executive Board of the Annual Scholars’ Conference on the Holocaust and the Churches. He has lectured at universities on six continents and throughout the United States. A winner of the National Jewish Book Award, the Koret Jewish Book Award, the Hadassah Mytrle Wreath Award, and the Holocaust Scholars’ Conference Eternal Flame Award, he has published more than 40 books and more than 250 articles, essays, and book chapters on antisemitism, the Holocaust, and Jewish studies. His most recent books are Eighteen Words to Sustain a Life (Wipf & Stock, 2023), Judaism, Antisemitism, Holocaust: Making the Connections (Cambridge, 2022), Shoah and Torah (Routledge, 2022), Portraits: Elie Wiesel’s Hasidic Legacy (SUNY, 2021), The Holocaust and the Non-Representable (SUNY, 2018), Anti-Semitism and Its Metaphysical Origins (Cambridge, 2015), and A Genealogy of Evil: Anti-Semitism from Nazism to Islamic Jihad (Cambridge, 2010).
R. Amy Elman is Professor of Political Science and the William Weber Chair of Social Science at Kalamazoo College in Michigan. She has received numerous awards for her scholarship including two Fulbright grants (in Sweden and Israel), a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities and a grant from the Sassoon International Center for the Study of Anti-Semitism at Hebrew University. She has worked on behalf of women’s rights and against antisemitism domestically and within Europe for over three decades. She has lectured and published widely on the response of states and the European Union to issues of citizenship, migration, violence against women, sex discrimination, genocide, and antisemitism. In The European Union, Antisemitism and the Politics of Denial (University of Nebraska Press, 2014) she explores the conditions that precipitated the EU’s efforts to stem antisemitism and she considers the consequences. More recently, she explores the mainstreaming of American antisemitism (in Journal of Contemporary Antisemitism).
Victoria Aarons holds the position of O.R. and Eva Mitchell Distinguished Professor of Literature in the English Department at Trinity University in San Antonio, where she teaches courses on American Jewish and Holocaust literatures. In addition to numerous articles and book chapters, she is the author or editor of 12 books, including A Measure of Memory: Storytelling and Identity in American Jewish Fiction and What Happened to Abraham: Reinventing the Covenant in American Jewish Fiction, both recipients of the Choice Award for Outstanding Academic Title; The New Diaspora: The Changing Landscape of American Jewish Fiction; The Cambridge Companion to Saul Bellow; Third-Generation Holocaust Representation: Trauma, History, and Memory (co-authored with Alan L. Berger); Third-Generation Holocaust Narratives: Memory in Memoir and Fiction; The New Jewish American Literary Studies; Holocaust Graphic Narratives: Generation, Trauma, and Memory; The Palgrave Handbook on Holocaust Literature and Culture (co-edited with Phyllis Lassner), and, most recently, Memory Spaces: Visualizing Identity in Jewish Women’s Graphic Narratives (Wayne State UP, 2023). Aarons serves as judge for the Edward Lewis Wallant Award, a literary prize given each year to a rising American Jewish writer of fiction. She is on the editorial board of Philip Roth Studies, Studies in American Jewish Literature, Partial Answers, and Women in Judaism, and she is series editor for Lexington Studies in Jewish Literature. She serves on the San Antonio Holocaust Memorial Museum Commission and the Holocaust Education Committee of the Jewish Federation of San Antonio. She is currently editing a book on Jewish women’s graphic novels and memoirs.
Lesley Klaff a Senior Lecturer in Law at Sheffield Hallam University and is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Contemporary Antisemitism. She a Research Fellow at the London Centre for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism and is a member of the Academic Advisory Board of the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law in Washington, D.C. She is also a member of UK Lawyers for Israel, a non- profit which uses the law to oppose attempts to delegitimize Israel.
Klaff has published on a range of topics relating to contemporary antisemitism, including campus antisemitism, Holocaust inversion, antisemitism in British politics, the IHRA definition of antisemitism, the intersection of antisemitism and misogyny, and the legal construction of Jewish identity under the Equality Act 2010.
Her most recently published book chapters are:
“A New Form of the Oldest Hatred: Mapping Antisemitism Today” in Johnson, Alan (ed.) Mapping the New Left Antisemitism: The Fathom Essays (London: Routledge 2023); and
“The Legal Construction of Jewish Identity as a ‘protected characteristic’ through an examination of Fraser v UCU (2013), Parker v Sheffield Hallam University 2016, and the EHRC Report into Labour Party Antisemitism 2020” in Hirsh, David (ed.) The Rebirth of Antisemitism in the 21st Century: From the Academic Boycott Campaign into the Mainstream (London: Routledge 2023).