Academic CV

Education

PhD in Sociology / (Expected graduation: 2021)

Department of Social Sciences, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany

 

MA in Hebrew Letters and Title “Rabbi” / (Expected graduation: 2022)

Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, Wyncote, PA

 

MA in Jewish Theology / 2018

School of Jewish Theology, University of Potsdam, Germany

 

BA in Jewish Theology / 2015

School of Jewish Theology, University of Potsdam, Germany

 

BA in Liberal Arts (Philology) / 2013

Institute of Philosophy, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary

Fellowships and Internships

Schusterman Center for Israel Studies, Brandeis University / 2019-2022

Summer Institute for Israel Studies Fellow (2019), Visiting Research Scholar (2019-2022)

 

The iCenter for Israel Education / 2020-2021

Master’s Concentration in Israel Education Fellow

 

Reconstructionist Rabbinical College / 2019-

Rabbinic intern at the Center for Jewish Ethics (2019-), Tutor for Hebrew and Liturgy (2020-)

 

Center for German Studies, University of Virginia / 2019

Transatlantic Partnership on Memory & Democracy Fellow

 

Jewish Museum Berlin, Berlin / 2017

Academy Programs Intern

Grants, Scholarships, Awards

Research Travel Grant, Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism at the University of Notre Dame / 2021

Austrian Studies Association Stipend / 2021

Congregation Tikvoh Chadoshoh Scholarship / 2020-2021

Society of Jewish Ethics Scholarship Award / 2020

Baron Award, Western Jewish Studies Association / 2019

Ernst Ludwig Ehrlich Studienwerk Stipend / 2014-2017

Deutschlandstipendium Stipend / 2013-2014

Memberships

Society of Jewish Ethics / 2020-2022

Publications (selection)

Books

Book chapters

  • Langer, A. (2022) “#LatinosForTrump: Latinx Social Media Support for Trump’s 2016 and 2020 Election Campaigns.” To be published in Latinx Representation in Popular Culture and New Media, edited by J. Jesse Ramirez and Anna Marta Marini. Brill.
  • Langer, A. (2022) “Dog-Whistle Politics as a Strategy of American Nationalists and Populists: Soros, the Rothschilds and Other Conspiracy Theories.” To be published in Nationalism and Populism: Expressions of Fear or Political Strategies?, edited by Carsten Schapkow and Frank Jacob. De Gruyter.
  • Langer, A. (2022) “Je Suis Chez Moi, Je Suis Français” – Notions of Be/longing in French Rapper Black M’s Music.” To be published in Entangled Histories of Art and Migration: Theories, Sites and Research Methods, edited by Cathrine Bublatzky, Burcu Dogramaci, Kerstin Pinther and Mona Schieren.
  • Langer, A. (2021) “Deep state, child sacrifices and a ‘plandemic’: Antisemitic tropes in the online conspiracy collective QAnon.” To be published in Antisemitism on Social Media, edited by Sabine von Mering and Monika Hübscher. Routledge.
  • Langer, A. (2021) “Zwei Debatten aus Baden-Württemberg: „Deutschsein“ und der Ort religiöser Minderheiten im 19. Jahrhundert und in der Gegenwart.” [Two debates from Baden-Württemberg: “Germanness” and the role of religious minorities in the 19th century and today.] To be published in Postsäkulare Politik? Emanzipation, jüdische Erfahrung und religiöse Gemeinschaften heute, edited by Lutz Fiedler and Christian Schmidt. Wallstein Verlag.
  • Langer, A. (2021) “Black female vegans on food, health and society: A. Breeze Harper’s Sistah Vegan project.” To be published in The Edinburgh Companion to Vegan Literary Studies, edited by Laura Wright and Emelia Quinn. Edinburgh University Press.
  • Langer, A. (2021) “TENAZ: Teatro Nacional de Aztlán.” To be published in Latino literature: an encyclopedia for students, edited by Christina Soto van der Plas and Lacie Rae Buckwalter Cunningham. ABC-Clio.
  • Langer, A. (2021) “Zusammenhänge zwischen Hundepfeifenpolitik und rechtsextremer Gewalt: Am Beispiel der George-Soros-Verschwörungstheorien.“ [Dog-whistle Politics and Far-Right Violence: As Exemplified by the George Soros Conspiracy Theories.] To be published in Neue Dimensionen des internationalen Rechtsterrorrismus, edited by Marc Coester and Christoph Kopke. Springer VS.
  • Langer, A. (2021) “The Eternal George Soros: Rise of an Antisemitic and Islamophobic Conspiracy Theory.” In Europe: A Continent of Conspiracies: Conspiracy Theories in and about Europe, edited by André Krouwel and Andreas Önnerfors, pp. 163-184. Routledge.
  • Keskinkilic, O. Z. and A. Langer (2021) “Konkurrenz vs. Solidarität: Überlegungen zu den Chancen und Herausforderungen jüdisch-muslimischer Allianzen.” [Competition vs. Solidarity: Reflections on chances and challenges of Jewish-Muslim alliances.] In Diskriminierung und Antidiskriminierung: Beiträge aus Wissenschaft und Praxis, edited by Gero Bauer, Maria Kechaja, Sebastian Engelmann and Lean Haug, pp. 201-212. Transcript.
  • Langer, A. (2020) “Wer gehört zu Deutschland? – Die Rekonstruktion des Deutsch-Seins.” [Who belongs to Germany? The reconstruction of Germanness.] In 1989-2019: Wir sind das Volk. Wer ist das Volk?, edited by Andreas H. Apelt, Eckhard Jesse and Evelyna Schmidt, pp. 89-96. Mitteldeutscher Verlag.
  • Langer, A. (2020) “Herausforderungen und Chancen interreligiöser Begegnungen aus Sicht des jüdischen Religionsgesetzes.” [Challenges and chances of interfaith encounters from the perspective of Jewish law.] In Handbuch des interreligiösen Dialogs: Möglichkeiten der gesellschaftlichen Vielfalt, edited by Samet Er, pp. 89-99. LIT Verlag.
  • Langer, A. (2020) “Juden und Muslime weigern sich Feinde zu sein: die Initiative Salaam-Schalom.” [Jews and Muslims refuse to be enemies: the Salaam-Shalom Initiative.] In Handbuch des interreligiösen Dialogs: Möglichkeiten der gesellschaftlichen Vielfalt, edited by Samet Er, pp. 393-396. LIT Verlag.
  • Langer, A. (2019) “Die assimilationistischen Linken und das Feindbild des religiösen Juden.” [Left-wing assimilationism and the religious Jew as enemy image.] In Die Linke und die Religion: Geschichte, Konflikte und Konturen, edited by Cornelia Hildebrandt, Jürgen Klute, Helge Meves and Franz Segbers, pp. 119-131. VSA Verlag.
  • Langer, A. (2019) “Christonormativity as Religious Neutrality: A Critique of the Concept of State Religious Neutrality in Germany.” In Religious Freedom and the Law: Emerging Contexts for Freedom for and from Religion, edited by Brett G. Scharffs, Asher Maoz and Ashley Isaacson Wooley, pp. 182-195. Routledge.

Articles in peer-reviewed journals

Articles in non-peer reviewed journals

  • Langer, A. (2019) “Von Paulus bis Kant, von Böckel bis Gedeon: Der rote Faden der Feindschaft gegenüber Jüdinnen und Juden in Europa.” [From Paul to Kant, from Böckel to Gedeon: The thread of anti-Judaism in Europe.] Da.Gegen.Rede, pp. 61-73. Demokratiezentrum Baden-Württemberg.
  • Langer, A. (2018) “Jüdisch-muslimische Allianzen in Deutschland und Europa am Beispiel der Salaam-Schalom Initiative.” [Jewish-Muslim alliances in Germany and Europe as exemplified by the Salaam-Schalom Initiative.] Überblick 24(2), pp. 10-12.
  • Keskinikilic O. Z. and Langer, A. (2018) “Re/orientiert? Jüdisch-muslimische Verflechtungen.” [Re-oriented: Jewish-Muslim entaglements and alliances.] INAMO 24(96), pp. 4-6.
  • Langer, A. (2017) “Antisemitismus: Vergessen, aber nicht verschwunden.“ [Antisemitism: Forgotten but not gone.] Couragiert 4(1).
  • Langer, A. (2016) “Herausforderungen und Spielräume des muslimischen Studienwerks Avicenna und des jüdischen Studienwerks ELES.” [Challenges and chances of the Muslim study foundation Avicenna and the Jewish study foundation ELES.] Schriften zur Demokratie 42, pp. 139-144. Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung.

Reviews in non-peer reviewed journals

  • Langer, A. (2020) “Glaube allein macht noch keine Religion.” [Religion is more than just belief.] Transform Magazin 6, 125-126.

Talks (selection)

Invited guest lectures

  • Langer, A. (March 5, 2021) “German Rapper Eko Fresh as a Historian of ‘Turkish’ Immigration and Integration in Germany.” Paper presented as part of the lecture series of the German History Research Group at the University of Cambridge in Cambridge, England.
  • Langer, A. (October 28, 2020) “Jewish-Muslim Alliances and Rivalries in Europe.“ Paper presented as part of the lecture series “Jewish-Muslim Forum“ at Youngstown State University in Youngstown, OH.
  • Langer, A. (February 4, 2020) “Deutsch-Sein und Jude-Sein: Zugehörigkeitsdebatten in der Aufklärung und heute.” [Being Jewish and German: a contradiction?”] Paper presented as part of the lecture series „Der lange Schatten. Antisemitische Gewalt in der Geschichte” [Antisemitisic violence in history] at Universität Osnabrück.
  • Langer, A. (May 27, 2019) “Warum brauchen wir interreligiöse Allianzen?” Paper presented at the conference “Demokratiekonferenz der Partnerschaft für Demokratie“ Frankfurt at Bildungsstätte-Anne-Frank.
  • Langer, A. (May 23, 2019) “Antisemitismus gestern und heute: Die Säkularisierung des Judenhasses.” [Antisemitism yesterday and today: The secularization of Jew-hatred.] Paper presented as part of the lecture series “Bildung – Macht – Rassismus” [Education, power, racism] at the University of Hamburg in Hamburg, Germany.
  • Langer, A. (April 30, 2019) “Building alliances against antisemitism and Islamophobia in Europe.” Paper presented as part of the lecture series “Imagine Europe” at San Diego State University in San Diego, California.
  • Langer, A. (December 2018) “Grenzen der Religionsfreiheit.” [The limits of religious freedom.] Paper presented at Karl Rahner Akademie in Cologne, Germany.
  • Langer, A. (December 2018) “Allianzen bilden in der antisemitismus- und rassismuskritischen Bildungsarbeit.” [Building alliances in an educational framework] Paper presented at the conference „W_orte für Empowerment: Rassismus(kritik) in der Migrationsgesellschaft“ at the Informations- und Dokumentationszentrum für Antirassismusarbeit in Nordrhein-Westfalen.
  • Langer, A. (November 12, 2018) “On antisemitism and Islamophobia in contemporary Germany.” Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania.
  • Langer, A. (October 17, 2018) “Wer gehört zu Deutschland?” [Who belongs to Germany?] Paper presented as part of the lecture series “Philosophie in der Kunsthalle“ [Philosophy in the Kunsthalle] at the Kunsthalle Lingen.
  • Langer, A. (June 5, 2018) “Idee und Praxis lokaler Verständigung zwischen Juden und Muslimen.” [Theory and praxis of local reconciliation between Jews and Muslims.” Paper presented as part of the lecture series “Migration und Bildung” [Migration and education] at Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster.
  • Langer, A. (April 15, 2018) “Jewish and Muslim minorities in Germany and Europe.” Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, North Carolina.
  • Langer, A. (April 9, 2018) “Jewish past and present in Amsterdam.” Affiliated talk as part of the exhibition „Lost stories, found images” at University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
  • Langer, A. (April 4, 2018) “Jewish identity politics in Germany today.” College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.
  • Langer, A. (2018) “Coalition-building between minorities in Europe.” University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Langer, A. (March 17, 2018) “Coalition-building between minorities in Europe.” University of Texas in Arlington, Texas.
  • Langer, A. (July 6, 2017) “Die Juden sind schuld? - Antisemitismus gestern und heute.” [Antisemitism yesterday and today.] Universität Bielefeld.
  • Langer, A. (May 2, 2017) “Antisemitismus im 21. Jahrhundert.” [Antisemitism in the twenty-first century.] Universität Duisburg-Essen.
  • Langer, A. (December 6, 2016) “Ringparabel 2016: Der lange Weg zum Miteinander der Religionen.” [The long way of religious coexistence.] Theater Freiburg.
  • Langer, A. (November 3, 2016) “Antisemitismus und Islamophobie.” [Antisemitism and Islamophobia] Paper presented as part of the lecture series “Einblick, Weitblick, Durchblick” at Universität Stuttgart.
  • Langer, A. (October 13, 2016) “Wo hört Antizionismus auf – wo fängt Antisemitismus an?“ [Where does antizionism end and where does antisemitism begin?] Universität Wien.

Conference and workshops presentations

  • Langer, A. (July 19, 2021) “Antisemitic Tropes in the Online Right-wing Conspiracy Collective QAnon”. Paper to be presented at the conference “Antisemitism in Today’s America: Manifestations, Causes, and Consequences” at the University of Indiana in Bloomington, Indiana.
  • Langer, A. (March 19, 2021) “Herz Homberg: A Bohemian Jewish Educator on His Mission to ‘Civilize’ the Jews of Eastern Europe.” Paper presented at the 20th Annual Czech and Slovak Studies Workshop at the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Langer, A. (March 15, 2021) “Anti-circumcision polemics in the German Enlightenment and its internalization among nineteenth-century German Jews.” Paper presented at the 25th Annual Conference of the Western Jewish Studies Association at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas, NV.
  • Langer, A. (January 8, 2021) “Beyond Jewish Racial Justice Activism: Can Jewish Tradition Guide Us in Times of COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter?.” Paper presented at the 2021 Annual Meeting of the Society of Jewish Ethics 2021 in Washington, D.C.
  • Langer, A. (October 22, 2020) “Rapping the end of communism in Hungary: the early 90s hip-hop band “Rapülők” and the promise of a better future in central and eastern Europe.” Paper presented at the conference “Imagining the future in Modern Central and Eastern Europe” at the Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague, Czechia.
  • Langer, A. (December 7, 2019) “Trauma and resilience in interfaith activist work.” Paper presented at the conference “Wounded identities in Central and Eastern Europe” at Babes-Bolyai Universität in Cluj-Napoca, Rumania.
  • Langer, A. (October 23, 2019) “The Protestant spirit of the Berlin neutrality law.” Paper presented at “Bucerius Young Scholars Forum” at University of California in Berkeley, California.
  • Langer, A. (May 6, 2019) “German integration discourses on Jewish and Muslim religious symbols in the nineteenth century and today.” Paper presented at Western Jewish Studies Association 24th Annual Conference at California State University in San Bernardino, California.
  • Langer, A. (April 12, 2018) “Who belongs in/to the country? – Integration debates then and now.” Opening lecture at the conference “Sanctuary and belonging” at University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia.
  • Langer, A. (March 11, 2018) “Jewish acculturation in the nineteenth century: on the example of Samson Raphael Hirsch.” Paper presented at “Western Jewish Studies Association Annual Conference” at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.
  • Langer, A. (September 10, 2016) “The myth of European secularism: Christonormativity versus state neutrality.” Paper presented at the “4th International Consortium for Law and Religion Studies Conference” at University of Oxford in Oxford, England.
  • Langer, A. (December 4, 2015) “Grundlagen einer Friedenslehre aus den Quellen des Judentums.” [Traditional Jewish sources on peace.] Paper presented at the conference “Die Friedenspotentiale der abrahamitischen Religionen – Juden, Christen, Muslime” at Evangelische Kirche im Rheinland.

Conference chairmanship

  • Langer, A. (March 16, 2021) “Holocaust and Jewish Education in Germany and Israel.“ Panel at the 25th Annual Conference of the Western Jewish Studies Association at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas, NV.