Project Radiate: cRitical sociAl meDia lIteracy AgainsT hatE is funded by the US State Department and administered through the US Embassy in Berlin. The leads for this project on Touro site are Prof. Larisa Buhin-Krenek and Prof. Özen Odag with assistance of our students Bilge Isakov and Noa Shwartz.
This one-year project is researching how familiar young adults are with different forms of hate speech on social media. Specifically, we are interested in their ability to recognize racist, Islamophobic, anti-Romani, and antisemitic hate speech as well as their emotional reactions and behavioral responses to it. Finally, we will use this knowledge to create a peer-to-peer guide and a pilot training project for other young adults encountering hate speech.
RESPOND! is a four-year research project funded by the German Ministry for Education and Research, seeking to address and combat antisemitism online. Our main goal is to develop, implement, and evaluate a RESPOND! Media Competence Training to teach young media users how to recognize and counteract different forms of antisemitic hate speech on social media. In collaboration with Hochschule Bielefeld, and Universität Potsdam, and our community partner, the Jüdische Gemeinde zu Berlin, we are looking forward to sharing our behind the scene processes and insights, introducing our team members, and interacting with our participants! Project leaders: Prof. Dr. Özen Odağ and Prof. Larisa Buhin-Krenek, PhD. For more detail: https://respondnotohate.de/