Dr Keith Kahn-Harris

Dr Keith Kahn-Harris is a sociologist and writer. He is a senior lecturer at Leo Baeck College, an associate lecturer in the Department of Psychosocial Studies at Birkbeck, University of London, and he runs the European Jewish Research Archive at the Institute for Jewish Policy Research.

His interest in antisemitism grew in part out of his research in the sociology of contemporary Jewish communities. In particular, he has looked at how Jews become entangled in controversies over the meaning and nature of antisemitism, the place of Jews in anti-racist coalitions and the role that processes of denial play in racist and anti-racist discourses. Dr Kahn-Harris also has a longstanding interest in practices and cultures of transgression and extremity, and he has sought to contextualise the Holocaust within this framework. His books include: Strange Hate: Antisemitism, Racism and the Limits of Diversity (Repeater, 2019), Denial: The Unspeakable Truth (Notting Hill Editions, 2018) and (with Ben Gidley) Turbulent Times: The British Jewish Community Today (Continuum, 2010). 

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