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NEWS: Entangled and Disentangled Otherings project awarded DAAD-Cambridge funding

Entangled Otherings explores the complicated relationships between antisemitism, islamophobia, and other kinds of racism and discrimination. 

This three-year project is a collaboration between the Cambridge Interfaith Programme, the Centre for Research on Antisemitism at the Technical University in Berlin, Birkbeck Institute for the Study of Antisemitism (London), and the Department of German Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington.

It is led by CIP Academic Director Professor Esra Özyürek jointly with Stefanie Springorum (TU Berlin), David Feldman (Birkbeck) and Irit Dekel (Indiana). 

An initial workshop took place in June 2022 (Entangled Otherings, reported here).

Investigators held a closed meeting during 2023. 

A call for papers has been issued for the 2024 workshop, scheduled for July 2024.

The project is funded by DAAD-Cambridge, a local research hub supporting German studies with funds from the German Federal Foreign Office.

Principal Investigator 

Professor Esra Özyürek


Esra Özyürek (2016) Export-import theory and racialization of Antisemitism: Turkish and Arab-only prevention programs in Germany. Comparative Studies in Society and History 58(1): 40-65, 2016.

Irit Dekel & Esra Özyürek (2020) What do we talk about when we talk about Antisemitism in Germany? Journal of Genocide Research. DOI: 10.1080/14623528.2020.1847859 
(Republished as part of the first DAAD Yearbook of German and European Studies in December 2022.)

Esra Özyürek (2023) Subcontractors of Guilt: Holocaust memory and Muslim belonging in postwar Germany. Stanford University Press.

Irit Dekel & Esra Özyürek (2023). The logic of the fight against antisemitism in Germany in three cultural shifts, in Patterns of Prejudice (via, 4 April 2023.


“Perfides Ablenkungsmanöver” ( - a joint opinion piece via Zeit Online, 10 July 2020. (German language.) 

“A long and fruitful dialogue”: [extracts from an interview with] Özyürek and Dekel, June 2023.

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