The Pears Institute is committed to the study of antisemitism across a wide range of disciplines. Being part of Birkbeck enables us to draw on an unparalleled combination of expertise in the study of antisemitism, racialization, racial and religious intolerance, multiculture, ethnicity and identity across the widest range of disciplines: history, politics, psychosocial studies, geography, English and humanities and law.
As a leading research university, students benefit from cutting-edge thinking by academics who are experts in their field.
Modules offered at Birkbeck include:
|‘Race’, Ethnicity and Development (BA)|
|Racism and Antisemitism (BA)|
|The Politics of Race and Diaspora (BA)|
|Urban Multiculture (BA)|
|Auschwitz in History and Memory (MA)|
|Culture, Community, Identity (MA)|
|Jews and Antisemitism in Europe since 1948 (MA)|
|Modern Europe and Its Others: Jews, Muslims, Blacks (MA)|
|The Holocaust (MA)|
|The Nazi Capture of Power (MA)|
|Contesting Culture (MSc)|
|Culture, Community, Identity (MSc)|
|Equality and the Law (MSc)|
|Race, Ethnicity and Development (MSc)|
An interdisciplinary postgraduate programme, ‘Culture, Diaspora, Ethnicity’, stretches across the social sciences and arts and humanities and is offered at certificate, diploma and MA levels. This programme explores debates on ‘race’ and racism, multiculture and postcoloniality; empire and the formation of modern Britain; contemporary transnational political communities, social identities and urban culture.