Antisemitism often mixes a sexualized horror regarding Jews with a specific kind of sexual titillation. Drawing on both Critical Race Theory and Porn Studies, this paper examines what these disciplines can add to the study of antisemitism, and places antisemitism within the larger history of race, gender, and sexuality.
Aidan Beatty is a historian from Ireland and now teaches at the Honors College of the University of Pittsburgh. He is the author of Masculinity and Power in Irish Nationalism (Palgrave, 2016) and co-editor of Irish Questions and Jewish Questions: Crossovers in Culture (Syracuse University Press, 2018). His work has appeared in the Journal of Modern History, Irish Historical Studies and The Journal of Jewish Studies.
This seminar is part of the series, ‘Antisemitism and Racism – Comparisons and Contexts’.