Frederick Krantz, PhD
Professor of History, Liberal Arts College, Concordia University
Frederick Krantz received his BA in History from Columbia College in 1961 and his PhD in Early Modern European Intellectual History from Cornell University in 1971. His post-doctoral study in Jewish history and the history of anti-Semitism was completed at Yeshiva University in 1987.
He was an instructor at Duke University's Department of History from 1965-69, teaching late medieval and early modern European history. From 1969-71 he worked as an assistant professor at Sir George Williams University, before moving to SGWU (Concordia University) in 1972, where he was an associate professor from 1972-77 and the first principal of the Liberal Arts college from 1978-85.
In 1988, Krantz created the Canadian Institute for Jewish Research (CIJR), a non-profit, independent, internationally-recognized academic think-tank based in Montreal and Toronto. Its research is devoted mainly to data and analysis of Israel, the Middle East, and Jewish issues for students, media, and university campuses, and to the Jewish and non-Jewish communities of Canada and the rest of the world. CIJR manages a database of news and opinions, hosts seminars and colloquia with academics, and publishes materials.