Senior Lecturer in Law, Sheffield Hallam University

Lesley Klaff is a senior lecturer in law at Sheffield Hallam University and an affiliate professor of law at Haifa University. She is editor of the Journal of Contemporary European Antisemitism, associate editor of the Journal for the Study of Antisemitism, and member of the editorial advisory committee of the International Journal of the Social Science Foundation. She serves on the Academic Advisory Board of the Louis D Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law in Washington DC and the Berlin International Center for the Study of Antisemitism. She is also a member of UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI), an NGO that gives pro-bono advice and assistance to victims of antisemitism.

Lesley has published many articles on contemporary antisemitism, and her latest contribution, "Holocaust Inversion in British Politics: The Case of David Ward" will appear in 'Anti-Judaism, Anti-Zionism, Delegitimizing Israel' edited by Robert Wistrich in November. She is currently writing a book on Holocaust inversion for Hadassa Word Press and has recently guest edited a special issue of the Journal for the Study of Antisemitism entitled, 'Contemporary Antisemitism in the Shadow of the Holocaust', which was published in August. She is currently co-editing a book, 'Unity and Diversity in Cotemporary Antisemitism' for Academic Studies Press.

In 2015 and 2016 Lesley organised and hosted two international colloquia on contemporary antisemitism at Sheffield Hallam University. She is also a regular speaker on contemporary antisemitism at the annual Battle of Ideas Festival and other events.


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    Senior Lecturer in Law, Sheffield Hallam University