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Dr David Tollerton

Public engagement

I have written on Holocaust memory, blasphemy, and contemporary politics for The GuardianThe Times Higher Education, and The Conversation, as well as speaking on Radio Devon and at a range of public and school events in Exeter and Oxford.

'Scrap Thought for the Day - For the Love of All that is Holy', The Conversation, 2 November 2017.

'The Problem with London's New Holocaust Memorial', The Conversation, 26 October 2017.

'The Six-Day War and 21st Century Religion in the Public Sphere', Religion Bulletin, 6 June 2017.

'Easter Egg Row is an Undercooked Mess that Feeds English Nationalism', The Conversation, 5 April 2017.

‘In the Age of Trump, Why Bother Teaching Students to Argue Logically?’ The Guardian, 15 November 2016.

‘Universities Should Not Just Condemn “Zionist bashing”, But Also Educate’, Times Higher Education, 10 May, 2016.

‘Should We Compare the Refugee Crisis and the Holocaust in the Lecture Hall?’ Times Higher Education, 8 September 2015.

‘Texas Shooting is a Pointless Chapter in the Story of Intolerance and Extremism’, The Conversation, 8 May 2015.

‘Comparing Hamas to Biblical Cult of Child-Killers is Neither Accurate Nor Helpful’, The Conversation, 20 August 2014.

Contribution to discipline

I am a member of the editorial board for Holocaust Studies: A Journal of Culture and History, co-chair of the ISBL 'Bible and its Influence: History and Impact' panel, and steering committee member for the AAR 'Religion, Holocaust, and Genocide' Unit.