Islamophobia Research and Documentation Project University of California, Berkeley & Centre for Ethnicity and Racism Studies University of Leeds, UK
Islamophobia Studies Journal & ReOrient
Call for Papers
Theoretical and Pedagogical Approaches to Islamophobia Studies Field
Paris 2017 – December 9, 2017
In the past few years, Islamophobia Studies has experienced the arrival of numerous new scholars, researchers, community organizers, journalist and social media contributors to the field. The field has been enriched and challenged by this rapid expansion. Each contributor to the field has set out to provide a working definition for Islamophobia, selection of an academic and research methodology and collecting relevant data to qualify their thesis. The Islamophobia Studies field is expanding rapidly with new books and articles from an array of specialization coming out daily that even “experts” are hard pressed to keep-up with the volume. Certainly, the Brexit vote and Trump’s election in the U.S. provided impetus for many to enter into the Islamophobia Studies field with an eye toward understanding and theorizing the shifts in public sentiments that led to these two monumental results among others.
The time is right for a conference focusing on the pedagogical approaches to the Islamophobia Studies Field that can begin to critically examine existing research, explore the gaps and anchor future projects. The conference seeks contributions from all academic specializations and community based research programs that are broadly engaged in the Islamophobia Studies Field. What are the pedagogical and theoretical orientation of current ongoing research and what conceptualization are being utilized to determine and shape the intellectual production? Clearly, the Islamophobia Studies Field has publications and articles from anthropology, Decolonial Studies, critical race theory, cultural Studies, sociology, media and political science fields, comparative immigration and refugee studies, public health, security and public policy etc. However, the goal of the conference is to foster a sustained conversation on the methods, theoretical and pedagogical approaches shaping all these contributions.
October 30, 2017: A 300-word abstract and a 100 words bio in a paragraph format to be used for the program if accepted. Send the abstract to the attention of Dr. Hatem Bazian, IRDP.
November 7th: Invites for selected papers.
December 1st: Final papers are due for all participants.