Biography

Tammi Rossman Benjamin
University of California at Santa Cruz, USA

Tammi Rossman-Benjamin is cofounder and director of AMCHA Initiative, a non-profit organization that investigates, documents and combats anti-Semitism at institutions of higher education in America, and was a faculty member in Hebrew and Jewish Studies at the University of California from 1996 – 2016. She writes, researches, advocates and lectures widely on campus anti-Semitism, anti-Zionism, and academic freedom. Her scholarly essays have been published in academic volumes and journals, and her numerous articles and op-eds have appeared in Newsweek, The Hill, New York Daily News, Los Angeles Daily News, the Forward, JTA and many others. She was nominated for Jewish Hero of the Year by the Jewish Federation of North America, named one of 2013’s Bright Pro-Israel Lights on U.S. Campuses by the Jewish Press and honored as one of the Jewish Top 100 by The Algemeiner.