I have a few different research projects on the go right now.
The biggest one is a collaborative project with my colleagues Kalman Weiser (York University) and Scott Ury (Tel Aviv University). We, together with a group of international scholars whom we plan to convene, plan to analyze and critique the conceptual, methodological, and pedagogical foundations of antisemitism studies. Recent scholarly literature has begun to problematize many features of research into the various causes and cases of antisemitism, including the lack of consensus about how to define and identify it. But these novel insights have not yet been subject to comprehensive and critical scrutiny, and few of them have made their way into materials intended for an undergraduate audience. Moreover, as is the general trend in academia, the study of antisemitism is increasingly interdisciplinary in nature and draws on advances in diverse fields, from philosophy and literary studies to history and the social sciences. We seek to examine this literature in order to evaluate it and to reconceive the fundamental theoretical questions relevant to research and teaching about antisemitism.
A related concern of mine are philosophical treatments of tolerance and pluralism. In addition to exploring the question of antisemitism and tolerance, I hope to work on two other papers during the coming months: one that identifies and defends a position I'm tentatively calling "Moral Non-Judgmentalism," and another that makes a case for why pluralists (in philosophy) ought to be more pluralistic in relation to the exclusivists with whom they tend to argue. Ideas behind both papers were developed in a seminar I taught last Spring, "Tolerant Ethics, Intolerant Religions" as well as in a paper I presented at UofT.
In another collaborative project, I am working with Michael Morgan (Indiana University) on a volume of Emil Fackenheim's final, unpublished lectures and essays. Our hope is that this volume will be the first in a series volumes of Fackenheim's collected works.