Carlota Matesanz is a Margarita Salas Postdoctoral Researcher at the Complutense University of Madrid. In 2023 she will be based at the Birkbeck Institute for the Study of Antisemitism. Carlota’s research focuses on public discourses of hatred, the role of historical actors, and the connections between hate speech and antisemitism.
Carlota received her PhD in Contemporary History in 2021. Her PhD thesis examined the Anti-Defamation League’s public discourse on antisemitism (1945-2001) and her MA dissertation explored the narratives of the Holocaust in the United States after the Second World War. In 2022 she was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Stephen Roth Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism and Racism at Tel Aviv University. She also received a research fellowship from the Fondation pour la Mémoire de la Shoah.
Carlota’s current research project is on social media and antisemitism, specifically the approach from social media companies regarding hate speech policies and Holocaust denial.