The Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy (ISGAP) is dedicated to the scholarly research of the origins, processes and manifestations associated with antisemitism globally, as well as other forms of prejudice, including racisms.
The academic study of antisemitism, like prejudice more generally, has a long and impressive intellectual and research history. It remains a topic of ongoing political importance and scholarly engagement. However, unlike prejudice and discrimination directed at other social groups, antisemitism is almost always studied outside an organized academic framework. Ffounded in 2004, ISGAP is the first interdisciplinary research center dedicated to the study of antisemitism based in North America.
ISGAP’s mission is to explore this subject matter within a comprehensive, interdisciplinary framework from an array of approaches and perspectives. This mission encompasses the study of such subjects as changing historical phases of antisemitism, how antisemitism relates to other forms of hatred, or to what extent it is unique, how some societies are able to resist antisemitism and how policies could be developed and utilized to combat it. ISGAP considers these questions within global, national and regional contexts.