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Lars Rensmann is Professor of European Politics and Society at the Centre of International Relations Research and Chair of the Department of European Languages and Cultures at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands, where he also leads the Chair group of European Politics and Society. He is a member of several scientific and editorial boards, including Antisemitism Studies and the Journal of International Political Theory.  He previously served as Professor of Political Science and Chair of the Department of Political Science and International Affairs at John Cabot University in Rome. Prior to his return to Europe, he was the DAAD Professor of Political Science in the Department of Political Science at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Lars Rensmann is also Permanent Fellow at the Moses Mendelssohn Center for European-Jewish Studies, University of Potsdam, Visiting Professor at John Cabot University, and he has been a Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Social Sciences, Humboldt University Berlin. In addition, he has held academic appointments and guest professorships at Yale University, the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Haifa, the University of Vienna, the Free University of Berlin, LMU Munich, and the University of Potsdam, among others. His work focuses on European and German political cultures, parties, democracies, and crises of democracies; antisemitism, racism, the radical right, and populism in European politics and society; international political and democratic theory and its contemporary relevance, with a focus on European-Jewish political and social thought, cosmopolitanism, Hannah Arendt and the Frankfurt School; political cultures and sports cultures; as well as the history of genocide in the age of the Holocaust and its legacy for memory cultures, democratic political cultures, and human rights. His research has been published in many journals, including the European Journal of Political Theory, European Journal of Cultural & Political Sociology, European View, Politics, Religion & Ideology, Politics & Governance, Antisemitism Studies, Critical Horizons, German Politics & Society, Patterns of Prejudice, Political Science, and Perspectives on Politics. Recent and forthcoming book publications include: After Arendt and Adorno: European Jewish Thought and Global Politics; Illiberal Democracy: The Alternative for Germany and the Resurgence of Populist Parties in Europe; Rage and Rebellion: Understanding Populist Politics in Our Time (all forthcoming); The Politics of Unreason: The Frankfurt School and the Origins of Modern Antisemitism (SUNY Press, 2017); Gaming the World: How Sports Are Reshaping Global Politics and Culture (Princeton UP, 2010; with Andrei S. Markovits), Politics and Resentment: Antisemitism and Counter-Cosmopolitanism in the European Union (Brill, 2011; ed. with Julius H. Schoeps); Arendt and Adorno: Political and Philosophical Investigations (Stanford UP, 2012; ed. with Samir Gandesha).