ISLAMOPHOBIA CONFERENCE, BERKELEY
Call for Papers
Islamophobia Conference, Berkeley 2018 |April 27-29
CRG’s IRDP at the University of California, Berkeley & Centre for Ethnicity and Racism Studies at the University of Leeds, UK
The theme for the 9th annual International Islamophobia Conference is framed by a critical article written by Professor S. Sayyid and Abdoolkarim Vakil (Article: Reports of Islamophobia 1997 & 2017) on the occasion of Runnymede Trust publishing, “Islamophobia: Still a Challenge for us all”.
CRITICAL MUSLIM STUDIES CONFERENCE, SPAIN
Call for Papers
Critical Muslim Studies Conference, Granada 2018 | June 23-24
Towards A Decolonial History of the South: Beyond Utopianism and Orientalism
The Granada Summer School in cooperation with [UC Berkeley Ethnic Studies Department, CERS, Iqbal Centre, and IRDP] invites papers across existing disciplinary boundaries to contribute towards a prolegomenon to decolonial world history. We welcome papers that do more than just critique and help flesh what an alternative to the Eurocentric production of knowledge.
Paper proposals should consist of a paper title and 300-word abstract and a one paragraph bio for the program if the paper is accepted. Please send these to the attention of Professors Ramon Grosfoguel, Salman Sayyid and Hatem Bazian.
This report on the anti-Sharia movement in the United States addresses the legalized othering of Muslim communities across the nation through anti-Muslim legislation and bills between the years 2000 and 2016. Within the broader context of rising anti-Muslim sentiment, discrimination, securitization and acts of violence against Muslims and those perceived to be Muslim, this report sheds light on the anti-Sharia movement – part of the more organized, contemporary Islamophobia movement in the US since 2010. As a result of these organized Islamophobia efforts, the anti-Sharia legislation movement has been established, and continues to expand, by an unfounded fear of “creeping Sharia,” proliferated by fabrications, lies, and intentionally misconstrued information surrounding Muslims in the United States.
FEATURED BOOK ON ISLAMOPHOBIA
In this classic work, now updated, the author of Culture and Imperialism reveals the hidden agendas and distortions of fact that underlie even the most “objective” coverage of the Islamic world.