Werdegang/Academic CV

Education/Ausbildung

Ph.D. in Sociology / (Expected graduation: 2021)

Department of Social Sciences, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany

 

M.A. in Hebrew Letters and Title “Rabbi” / (Expected graduation: 2022)

Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, Wyncote, PA

 

M.A. in Jewish Theology / 2018

School of Jewish Theology, University of Potsdam, Germany

 

B.A. in Jewish Theology / 2015

School of Jewish Theology, University of Potsdam, Germany

 

B.A. in Liberal Arts (Philology) / 2013

Institute of Philosophy, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary

Fellowships and Internships

Visiting Research Scholar / 2019-2022

Summer Institute for Israel Studies Fellow / 2019

Schusterman Center for Israel Studies, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

 

Student Rabbi / 2020-2022

Congregation Am Haskalah, Lehigh Valley, PA

 

Master’s Concentration in Israel Education Fellow / 2020-2021

The iCenter for Israel Education, Northbrook, IL

 

Rabbinic intern at the Center for Jewish Ethics / 2019-2022

Tutor for Hebrew and Liturgy  / 2020-2022

Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, Wyncote, PA

 

Transatlantic Partnership on Memory & Democracy Fellow / 2019

Center for German Studies, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

 

Academy Program on Migration and Diversity Intern / 2017

Jewish Museum Berlin, Berlin

Grants, Scholarships, Awards/Auszeichnungen, Stipendien

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

Fred Louis Stamm Memorial Prize / 2021

Austrian Studies Association Stipend / 2021

Finalist, J. Y. Sanders Research Scholar Award / 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/Mitgliedschaften

Society of Jewish Ethics / 2020-2022

Advisory Board, Oyoun Kultur NeuDenken Berlin / 2021-

Publications/Veröffentlichungen

Selected Talks/Ausgewählte Vorträge

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. (June 10, 2021) “Struggling with Germanness: Jewish and Muslim Performances of Resistance.” Paper presented at the conference “Studies of Belonging” at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • 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. (2021, 11. Juni) "Boundaries & Borders of Belonging." Panel at the conference "Studies of Belonging" at Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences in Amsterdam.
  • 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.