Islamophobia and Race Symposium

When Mar 27, 2017
from 09:30 AM to 05:30 PM
Where Chao Auditorium Ekstrom Library
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9:30-12:00  Race, Religion, and Power: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Islamophobia and Race

  • “The Muslim Menace: The Racialization of Religion in the Post-9/11 Era”

 Sahar Aziz (Law) Texas A & M University

  •  “’Where there are Mosques, there are Muslims…’: Vexations Past and Present”

Greg Hutcheson (Spanish) University of Louisville

  •  “Anti-Black, Xenophobic, and Anti-Muslim”

 Junaid Rana (Asian-American Studies) University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign


1:30-3:30 Representations, Mobilizations, and the Media

  • “Terrified: How Anti-Muslim Fringe Organizations became Mainstream”

Prof. Christopher Bail (Sociology) Duke University

  •  “Islamophobia, Media Representations, and Post-Race Racism”

Evelyn Alsultany (Arab and Muslim American Studies) University of Michigan, Ann Arbor


3:45-5:30  Islamophobia and Racism on the ground

  • “Anti-Black, Twice: An Intersectional Analysis of Islamophobia"

Donna Auston (Anthropology) Rutgers University

  •  “Islamophobia in Action”

Prof. Louise Cainkar (Sociology) Marquette University