Contemporary anti-Jewish racism and constructions of ‘Swedishness’ – an approach to the study of antisemitism from the field of Critical Race Studies

  • Date: –17:00
  • Location: Zoom
  • Lecturer: Hansalbin Sältenberg has been a PhD candidate at the department of Gender Studies, Lund University since 2018. He has a master’s degree in sociology from the same university. Commentator: Rebecka Katz-Thor, PhD in Aesthetics at Södertörn University.
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  • Organiser: Centre for Multidisciplinary Studies on Racism (CEMFOR)
  • Contact person: Daniel Strand
  • Seminarium

Hansalbin Sältenberg, PhD-student in Gender Studies (Lund University), presents his ongoing research project on contemporary anti-Jewish racism in Sweden.

The seminar will be via Zoom - Register in advance for this meeting here

Abstract

Challenging the academic division of labor between studies of antisemitism and other kinds of racisms, my doctoral project explores anti-Jewish racism in contemporary Sweden. Locating white, modern and liberal Sweden at the center of the analysis, the dissertation explores the connection between anti-Jewish racism and constructions of “Swedishness”, both in relation to secularism and Protestantism and anti-Muslim racism and in relation to gender and sexuality as social categories. Challenging the usefulness of the paradigm of “new antisemitism” to grasp experiences of anti-Jewish racism in Sweden, the thesis explores the complex dynamics between Jews in Sweden, and processes of national inclusion and exclusion.

The seminar is coordinated with the Forum for Jewish Studies (Uppsala University).

The seminar will be held in English.

Contemporary anti-Jewish racism and constructions of ‘Swedishness’ – an approach to the study of antisemitism from the field of Critical Race Studies