Module 2: Measuring Antisemitism, Professor Emeritus Barry Kosmin, Trinity College, Hartford

Dr. Kosmin delves into the challenges and methods of quantitative research of antisemitism. He will discuss classical impediments such as the common fault of correlation and causation in relation to classical and modern antisemitism in post-secondary institutions from both a sociological, religious, and psychological perspective. As a scholar on secularization, Dr. Kosmin will also discuss the myth of 21st Century secularization as it relates to the safety of Jewish people.

Readings for lecture

  1. Paul Ritterband and Harold S. Wechsler, Jewish Learning in American Universities, Indiana U.P., 1994 Measurement JDC International Center for Community Development, “Third Survey of European Jewish Leaders and Opinion Formers,” 2015, pp. 21-23; 48-50
  2. Barry A. Kosmin and Ariela Keysar, “National Demographic Survey of American Jewish College Students 2014: Antis-Semitism Report,” Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut. 2015 
  3. Lars Dencik and Karl Marosi, “Different Antisemitisms: On Three Distinct Forms of Antisemitism in Contemporary Europe – With a Special Focus on Sweden,” Tel-Aviv, Kantor Center Position Papers, June 2016 
  4. Jonathan Boyd and L. Daniel Staetsky, “Could it happen here? What existing data tell us about contemporary antisemitism in the UK,” Policy Papers, London, Institute for Jewish Policy Research, 2015 
  5. Friedrich Neitzsche, The Genealogy of Morals (1899) 
  6. Karl Marx, Der Judenfrage – On the Jewish Question (1843) 
  7. Richard Wagner, Das Judentum in der Musik, (1869)