Wednesday, January 24, 2018

DIRECTOR'S CORNER

Disenfranchising the Palestinians

"Disenfranchising the Palestinians" On Nov. 2, 2017, Palestinians mark the hundred-year anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, a letter from British foreign secretary Lord Arthur James...
Humanizing the human is dehumanizing!

Humanizing the human is dehumanizing!

"Humanizing the human is dehumanizing!" The proclivity of governments and civil society institutions across the globe to engage the Muslim subject has created a set...
From Granada to Guantanamo: The torturing of the Muslim subject

From Granada to Guantanamo: The torturing of the Muslim subject

"From Granada to Guantanamo: The torturing of the Muslim Subject" Teaching a summer course on Muslim Decolonial Thought in Granada, Spain, brought me again into...

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”.

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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.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

NEW Legalizing Othering: The United States of Islamophobia

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

Covering Islam

Edward Said

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.

From the Iranian hostage crisis through the Gulf War and the bombing of the World Trade Center, the American news media have portrayed “Islam” as a monolithic entity, synonymous with terrorism and religious hysteria. At the same time, Islamic countries use “Islam” to justify unrepresentative and often repressive regimes. Combining political commentary with literary criticism, Covering Islam continues Edward Said’s lifelong investigation of the ways in which language not only describes but also defines political reality.

FEATURED ARTICLE ON ISLAMOPHOBIA

Epistemic Islamophobia & Colonial Social Sciences

Ramon Grosfoguel

This article explores how epistemic racism shapes contemporary discussions on Islamophobia. Epistemic Racism is an underestimated aspect of racism. The first part is a discussion about epistemic racism in the world-system.

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AbdoolKarim Vakil
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Adnan Husain
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Amna Salameh
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Corinne Torrekens
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Deepa Kumar
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Farid Hafez
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Jaideep Singh
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Jasmin Zine
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Khaled Beydoun
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Maxwell Leung
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Munir Jiwa
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Omar Salha
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Rabab Adbulhadi
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Ramon Grosfoguel
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Rhonda Itaoui
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Sahar Aziz
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Saher Selod
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Salman Sayyid
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Sindre Bangstad
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Uzma Jamil
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