Islamophobia and Its Impact in the US and World

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Date(s) - November 21, 2022
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM


Islamophobia and Its Impact in the US and World

Islamic Networks Group (ING) will be delivering a presentation on “Islamophobia and Its Impact in the US and World: A Strategy for Teaching about Anti-Muslim Racism” at the American Academy of Religion (AAR) 2022 Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado.

The rise of Islamophobia is part of a global outbreak of racism, of which Islamophobia is a specific form, first appearing in the context of the Crusades and then the Western colonial takeover of Muslim-majority countries and regions. Teaching about and against Islamophobia, therefore, requires attention to historical and global contexts and its connection to racism generally. ING has developed a model for teaching about and against Islamophobia through an interactive seminar that traces the roots, history, and contemporary manifestations of Islamophobia globally and in the US and concludes with a discussion of ways to counter Islamophobia and a call to concrete action against it. The presentation will include time for questions, discussion, and reflection.

Speaker: Dr. Zachary Markwith (bio)

For more information about the presentation and to register, visit the AAR website here.