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 is currently studying for a Master’s degree in Social Sciences at Humboldt University in Berlin. During an internship at berlinHistory e.V., Alexa gained insight 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 interested in urban politics, various social mechanisms of oppression, intersectionality and right-wing ideologies. Alexa participated in a publication project on the New Right, deepening her knowledge of the ideological constitution of New Right authors. In her undergraduate thesis, she studied antisemitic conspiracy narratives in the context of Covid-19 denial. These narratives were 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. In order to explore possible conspiracy narratives surrounding the emergence of Covid-19, Telegram messages were qualitatively analysed using 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