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The Pears Institute was established by Pears Foundation in 2010, in partnership with Birkbeck, University of London.

Management Group

The Pears Institute is a research centre at Birkbeck, University of London and is based in the School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy. The Director of the Institute reports to the Management Group, comprising senior academic representatives from Birkbeck and representatives of Pears Foundation.


David Latchman

Master of Birkbeck, University of London (Chair)

Amy Braier

Director, Pears Foundation

Matthew Davis

Executive Dean, School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy

David Feldman

Director, Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism

Stephen Frosh 

UCL Centre for Holocaust Education

Sir Trevor Pears CMG

Executive Chair, Pears Foundation


Advisory Group

The Advisory Group encompasses colleagues drawn from the Institute’s associates and partner organizations representing a range of disciplines and interests. The Advisory Group provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and the development of new initiatives.


David Feldman

Director, Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism (Chair)

Seth Anziska

University College London

Anthony Bale

Birkbeck, University of London

Ludivine Broch 

University of Westminster

Bryan Cheyette 

University of Reading

Stuart Foster

UCL Centre for Holocaust Education

Stephen Frosh

Birkbeck,University of London

Ben Gidley 

Birkbeck,University of London

Francesca Klug

LSE Centre for the Study of Human Rights

Les Moran

Birkbeck,University of London

Daniel Pick

Birkbeck,University of London

Dave Rich 

Community Security Trust


Birkbeck, University of London

Christine Schmidt

The Wiener Holocaust Library

Bruna Seu

Birkbeck,University of London

Becky Taylor 

University of East Anglia

Professor David Feldman, Director – 2

In an age of populism and nationalism it is more important than ever to understand the connections between antisemitism and other forms of racialization.

Professor David Feldman, Director

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