Dr. Linda Maizels



  • PhD, Hebrew University, Jerusalem 
  • MA, Portland State University, Portland, OR
  • BS, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL


Dr. Linda Maizels is an independent scholar whose recent book What is Antisemitism? A Contemporary Introduction was published by Routledge in September 2022. She has served on the faculty of Colby College and Portland State University, and she was a fellow at both the Summer Research Workshop at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Summer Institute for Israel Studies at Brandeis University. Dr. Maizels was a Franklin Fellow in the Bureau of African Affairs at the US Department of State and currently works as a contractor for the US Department of State on issues related to cybersecurity and digital policy.


  • What is Antisemitism? A Contemporary Introduction (Routledge)
  • “In the Context of a Coarsened Climate: Campus Antisemitism and the Alt-Right, Alt-Lite, and Far Left,”Contending with Antisemitism in a Rapidly Changing Political Climate (Indiana University Press)
  • Academic Freedom, Freedom of Expression, and the BDS Challenge: A Guide and Resource Book for Faculty (Academic Engagement Network)
  • “On Whiteness and the Jews,” Journal for the Study of Antisemitism, (Vol. 3, No. 2)