Sindre Bangstad is a social anthropologist, educated at the University of Bergen, Norway and at Radboud University in Nijmegen, The Netherlands . Bangstad has undertaken ethnographic research on Muslims in post-apartheid Cape Town, South Africa, as well as on young Muslims in
Oslo, Norway. He is currently an affiliated researcher at the Faculty of Theology at the University of Oslo in Norway. A leading researcher on Islamophobia in Norway, Bangstad’s work has featured in The Guardian U.K., OpenDemocracy and on the SSRC blog The Immanent Frame. Bangstad’s monograph Anders Breivik and The Rise of Islamophobia is forthcoming from Zed Books in June 2014. Bangstad has held invited lectures at the Norwegian Academy of Sciences (2012), been a Northern Scholar at the University of Edinburgh in the UK (2011), and has been awarded the Universitetsforlagets Faglitteraere Pris for best academic prose manuscript in Norwegian (2008). In April 2014, Bangstad will hold invited guest lectures at Columbia University, University of Connecticut and Middlebury College in the USA. For more on Bangstad’s publications and record, see: https://uio.academia.edu/SindreBangstad
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.