Alexa Krugel

Alexa has been a student assistant in the Decoding Antisemitism project since the end of September 2021. She has been living in Berlin since 2016 and just finished her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences at the Humboldt University in Berlin. Within an internship at berlinHistory e.V., Alexa gained insights into conceptual project work and website maintenance. As part of her studies, she learned the basics of qualitative and quantitative data analysis and was particularly concerned with urban politics, various social mechanisms of oppression, intersectionality and right-wing ideologies. Alexa got involved in a publication project on the New Right and thus deepened her knowledge of the ideological constitution of New Right authors. In her bachelor’s thesis, she deals with antisemitic conspiracy narratives in the context of Covid-19 denial. These narratives are examined against the theoretical background of the authoritarian character, with a special focus on the mechanism of projection, and in their entanglement between individual psychological and societal factors. To explore possible conspiracy narratives surrounding the emergence of Covid-19, Telegram messages are analysed qualitatively with MAXQDA software and examined with regard to their connectivity to further constructions of ‘the enemy’.


TU Berlin
Zentrum für Antisemitismusforschung (ZfA)
Kaiserin-Augusta-Allee 104–106, 10553 Berlin