Matthias Jakob Becker

Matthias is research fellow in the Department of Communication at the University of Haifa and researcher at CENTRIC, Sheffield Hallam University.

His research lies within the disciplines of (pragma)linguistics and Internet studies and focuses on the construction of implicit hate speech. He read Linguistics, Philosophy and Literature at the Free University of Berlin, and has worked with several research projects on the use of language in politics and the media at the Technical University of Berlin. His doctoral dissertation, published by Nomos in 2018, analyses the linguistic construction of historical national analogies in British and German discourses on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.