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Catherine Chatterley

Editor-in-Chief, Antisemitism Studies; Historian of Modern Europe; Founding Director, Canadian Institute for the Study of Antisemitism (CISA)

Catherine Chatterley is a respected historian, an award-winning writer, and a frequent lecturer in Canada and the United States. Dr. Chatterley is the Founding Director of the Canadian Institute for the Study of Antisemitism (CISA) and Editor-in-Chief of its new academic periodical, Antisemitism Studies, published by Indiana University Press.

Dr. Chatterley specializes in the study of modern European history, with particular emphasis on the history of antisemitism and the dynamic relationship between Jews and non-Jews in Western history. She has been a media commentator in public debates over the design and content of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) and the growth of anti-Israel activism on Canadian campuses. Currently, Catherine teaches history at the University of Manitoba.

Syracuse University Press published her first book, Disenchantment: George Steiner and the Meaning of Western Civilization After Auschwitz, in their series on Religion, Theology, and the Holocaust, edited by Steven T. Katz. Disenchantment was named a 2011 National Jewish Book Award Finalist in the category of Modern Jewish Thought and Experience.

Her second book, entitled The Antisemitic Imagination, is forthcoming from Indiana University Press.