Rhonda Itaoui is in the final year of a PhD program in Social Sciences at Western Sydney University in Australia, and a Visiting Scholar at the UC Berkeley Islamophobia Research and Documentation Project. Her international PhD fieldwork explores the impact of globalized Islamophobia on the spatial mobility of young Muslims in the Bay Area, California, and Sydney, Australia, with her Sydney findings featured in two recently peer-reviewed articles 'The Geography of Islamophobia in Sydney: Mapping the Spatial Imaginaries of young Muslims' and 'Media Representations of Racism and Spatial Mobility: Young Muslim (Un)belonging in a Post-Cronulla Riot Sutherland'. As a Summer Fellow, she will work with the Global Justice Program to develop a robust and interactive Annotated Bibliography on Islamophobia in North America.
The Center for Race and Gender (CRG) is an interdisciplinary research center at the University of California Berkeley that fosters explorations of race and gender and their intersections. Specifically, they facilitate on-going research projects through hosting working groups and cutting edge projects, such as the Islamophobia Research & Documentation Project.