The Leo Baeck Institute London is now part of the Research Network Gender in Anti-Semitism, Orientalism and Occidentalism.

In the post 9/11 decade, debates on “Anti-Islamism” have raised new research questions concerning patterns of exclusion. As in historical anti-Semitism, gender and sexuality play a pivotal role in current debates on national identity.

The network brings together leading interdisciplinary research centres in Jewish and anti-Semitism Studies, and scholars from the fields of Islam (Near Eastern) studies, postcolonial studies, gender, sexuality, literature, history and visual culture from Europe, the US and Israel.