Cornell University
Effective immediately, all in-person, nonessential Cornell events must be postponed, cancelled or offered virtually at this time. More information.

This is a past event. Its details are archived for historical purposes.

The contact information may no longer be valid.

Please visit our current events listings to look for similar events by title, location, or venue.

"Viral Populism" with Dorian Bell

Monday, February 18, 2019 at 4:30pm to 6:30pm

A. D. White House, Guerlac Room
29 East Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA

Drawing on recent events in Europe and the US, Dorian Bell, UC Santa Cruz, will chart the new relationship developing between antisemitism and Islamophobia as economic anxiety grips the West in a lecture titled "Viral Populism: Antisemitism, Islamophobia, and the Refugee 'Crisis'." European popular discourse threatens to turn the migration question into a referendum on whether Islam belongs in Europe. Meanwhile, anti-migrant sentiment is enlivening conspiracy theories about Jews. The results, Bell argues, threaten to harden antisemitism and Islamophobia into the enduring poles of a global populist reaction.

Sponsored by the Jewish Studies Program, French Studies Program, Institute for Comparative Modernities (ICM), Comparative Muslim Societies Program (CMS), The Society for the Humanities, Ottoman and Turkish Studies Initiative (OTSI), the Clarke Initiative for Law and Development in the Middle East and North Africa, and Africana Studies & Research Center.

Google Calendar iCal Outlook
Event Type



Institute for Comparative Modernities (ICM), Society for the Humanities, Comparative Muslim Societies Program, Africana Studies and Research Center, Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, Cornell Institute for European Studies


casfeatured, Romance Studies, cosochum, isscal, immcal

Contact E-Mail

Contact Name

Ayla Cline


Dorian Bell

Speaker Affiliation

UC Santa Cruz

Dept. Web Site

Disability Access Information

If you need accommodations to participate in this event, please contact Ayla Cline as soon as possible.


following the lecture

Open To


Recent Activity