Dr. Marvin A. and Sharon C. Gerstein Distinguished Junior Scholar Lecture Series
Joanna Krongold (University of Toronto)
"Antisemitism in the Age of COVID-19"
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought into stark relief many of the inequalities and systemic forms of discrimination that plague our society. This talk will take stock of the relationship between antisemitism and the pandemic, considering the ever-changing manifestations of anti-Jewish hatred in North American culture over the last three years. It will also include reflections on teaching antisemitism in the age of COVID-19.
Dr. Joanna Krongold is the Gerstein Distinguished Junior Scholar at the University of Toronto’s Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies, the Temerty Faculty of Medicine’s Office of Inclusion and Diversity, and the Wilson Centre for Research in Education. Dr. Krongold’s doctoral dissertation explored the use of metaphor and figurative dynamics in children’s and young adult Holocaust literature, a topic she is expanding in a new project on ecocriticism and the Holocaust. Her current postdoctoral work examines historical and contemporary antisemitism in health professions education.
This lecture will be delivered in-person at JHB100 and virtually via Zoom. To attend virtually, please click THIS LINK on Monday, March 13 at 4 PM.