Professor Rob Singh was recently fired from Birkbeck, University of London for antisemitic rhetoric directed at students. He will be allowed to finish the rest of the academic year at the institute.
According to the university's website, "Rob is a specialist in contemporary US politics and the politics of American foreign policy. He is the author of eleven books - including, most recently, In Defense of the United States Constitution (Routledge, 2019) - and numerous articles and book chapters."
Statements made by Singh
Singh’s firing was the result of the Campaign Against Antisemitism (CAA) which claimed to have submitted evidence against Singh.
Singh allegedly made statements to students like: “Too bad you live down to stereotypes,” “Is it difficuybeing a Jew?” [sic] and “Are you pretending to be a Jew?”
Singh is also accused of using profanities and slurs specifically targeting black people, and other racist terminology, such as referring to people as apes.
Professor Singh will be leaving his position as the Professor of Politics and Director of Education in the Department of Politics on July 31, according to CAA.
A spokesperson for Campaign Against Antisemitism said, “The language used in the correspondence that was provided to us is extreme and appalling, containing various forms of bigotry, including a number of antisemitic comments. Someone who repeatedly uses such language, even in the heat of a sustained argument, has no place teaching impressionable young people. It is right that he is imminently leaving Birkbeck.”