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No to Antisemitic Hate Speech Online

University of Potsdam

RESPOND! No to Antisemitic Hate Speech Online! Development, implementation and evaluation of a multiplier training course to combat anti-Semitic hate speech on the social media of young people – A collaborative project.

University of Potsdam Team

The RESPOND! Team at the University of Potsdam includes our Principal Investigator, Prof. Linda Juang, Ph.D.; our research assistant Jannis Niedick; as well as a student assistant, Leo Bitter.

Our team at the University of Potsdam is responsible for the development and evaluation of the Respond! Media Literacy Training. The team will apply and test models of identity development to the study group of young people between the ages of 18 and 30 to investigate the formation of inclusive identities in the context of anti-Semitic hate speech on the Internet. 

Prof. Linda Juang, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator

Univeristy of Potsdam

Prof. Linda Juang, Ph.D., is a Professor of Inclusive Education at the University of Potsdam. Her research focuses on the adaptation and adjustment of adolescents and college students of immigrant background within the contexts of family, school, and community, which she approaches from an ecological system’s perspective. Her particular interest is in how three key immigration-related issues–parent and adolescent acculturation, ethnic identity, and racial/ethnic discrimination—relate to adolescent well-being and health.

Jannis Niedick

Research Associate

Univeristy of Potsdam

Jannis Niedick studied History in his Bachelor’s degree and Education with a focus on Migration Education, Civic and International Education in his Master’s degree at the University of Bielefeld. In his final thesis, he examined the speech of AfD members of parliament about antisemitism, Judaism, and Israel on Twitter on the occasion of Holocaust Memorial Day 2020. During his studies, he worked for several years as an education officer for a youth association in extracurricular education work. Since September 2021, he has been working as a research assistant in the RESPOND! Project at the University of Potsdam.

Leo Bitter
Leo Bitter

Student Assistant

University of Potsdam

Leo Bitter earned his Bachelor’s degree in social sciences and is currently studying psychology at Bielefeld. His bachelor thesis focused on Israel-related antisemitism and the role of the media. During his studies, he worked as an educational consultant for the prevention of extremism in schools. He joined the RESPOND! project in January 2022 as a student assistant.

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