The institute researches and advises on current antisemitism, Islamism and right-wing extremism with an international perspective, promotes academic and practice-oriented exchange, and develops concepts, programs and approaches to overcome current problems.
- Kim Robin Stoller is co-founder and Chair of the Board of Directors of the International Institute for Education and Research on Antisemitism (IIBSA), based in Berlin. Kim is co-chair of the Research Network “Ethnic relations, racism and antisemitism” of the European Sociological Association. Over the last 10 years Kim participated at expert meetings on antisemitism of the OSCE/ODIHR, the Inter-Parliamentary Group for Combatting Antisemitism, the Fundamental Rights Agency and the European Union and spoke at different state ministries and in the European Parliament. Kim has been coordinating networks and/or projects to confront antisemitism in several European countries, as well as in Morocco and Israel. Kims’ research expertise is on nationalism and antisemitism, antisemitism in the guise of hatred against Israel, strategies for confronting antisemitism, and antisemitism among Islamists and Arab nationalist movements. Currently, Kim works on a book on “Civil Society activists combatting antisemitism in Morocco”.
- Günther Jikeli is co-founder and Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of IIBSA. Günther holds the Erna B. Rosenfeld Professorship at the Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism/Borns Jewish Studies Program and is an associate professor at Germanic Studies at Indiana University. He received his doctorate from the Center for Research on Antisemitism at Technical University Berlin in 2011. He is a historian and sociologist of modern Europe, with particular interests in the history of antisemitism and in critical antisemitism studies. His latest book “Das neue Unbehagen. Antisemitismus in Deutschland heute” [The New Unease. Antisemitism in Germany Today] was published in summer 2019. In 2015, he published “European Muslim Antisemitism.” with IU Press. In 2013, he was awarded the Raoul Wallenberg Prize in Human Rights and Holocaust Studies. Günther’s academic work was recognized in 2019 by The Algemeiner as one of “The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life.” His research focuses on online and offline forms of contemporary antisemitism.
- Grischa Stanjek is Director of Communications and Researcher at IIBSA. Prior to this, he was head of the media department of the Jewish Forum for Democracy and Against Antisemitism (JFDA) and project manager of the project “Mitzpe – Research Center for Antisemitism and Threats to Democracy”. Products of his work with a focus on right-wing extremism and Islamism have been published in international media and are used in various educational programs. Prior to that, he studied communication design (BA) and worked as an educator, programmer and photographer in Berlin, New York and Tel Aviv.