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{jathumbnailoff}From Theorizing Islamophobia to Systematic Documentation

April 19th and 20th, 2013

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Conference Schedule

Co-Sponsors: Center for Race and Gender, Islamophobia Research and Documentation Project, GTU Center for Islamic Studies, Zaytuna College, Asian Law Caucus, Boalt Muslim Student Association, Arab and Muslim Ethinicities and Diasporas Initiative, Council on American Islamic Relations-National and Northern California, Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies Department, Ethnic Studies Department, Near Eastern Studies Department, American Culture Program at UC Berkeley, American Cultures Engaged Scholarship, Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, Northern California Islamic Council, American Muslim Voice, American Muslims for Palestine, Islamic Scholarship Fund, UC Berkeley Muslim Student Association, and UC Berkeley Arab Student Union.

                                                                   Friday, April 19, 2013

8:30 am – 9:00 am- Opening

Hatem Bazian, Conference Chair and Convener 

From Theorizing Islamophobia to Systematic Documentation

9:00 am – 10:45 am Panel One (Conceptualization Theme)

Eduardo Jose Hernandez, Temple University

Divorcing the Other: The foundations of White Supremacy in the Morisco Expulsion from Spain

Anaïd Lindemann, University of Lausanne, Switzerland- Lausanne  Use of Islam in the Definition of Foreign Otherness in Switzerland: A Comparative Analysis of Media Discourses Between 1970 and 2004. 

Maseeh Haseeb, Carleton University

A Contemporary Applicability of Orientalism within the Unfolding Discourse of National Security.

Itrath Syed, Simon Fraser University, Canada *Muslim Social Media Memes* 8th Panel Anaïd Lindemann, University of Lausanne, Switzerland- Lausanne Use of Islam in the Definition of Foreign Otherness in Switzerland: A Comparative Analysis of Media Discourses Between 1970 and 2004. 

Chair: Munir Jiwa, Center for Islamic Studies, GTU

11:00 am – 12:45 pm Panel Two (Islamophobia in the European Context)

Corinne Torrekens, Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB).

Rising Islamophobia in Belgium: How Muslims (Counter-)React ?

Esra Ozyurek, University of California, San Diego

Between Islamophobia and Islamophilia: German Converts to Islam and their Relations to Born Muslims

Arzu Merali, IHRC – London

France and the Hated Society: Muslim Experiences

Susanne Leuenberger, University of Berne

“Mr. Blancho, are you the Bin Laden of Biel?” Swiss Converts to Islam Trigger Public Arbitrations of the “Integratedness” of Switzerland’s Muslim Population: A media Analysis.

Chair: Marianne Farina, Dominican School of Religion

12:45 pm – 1:45 pm Lunch Break

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm Panel Three (Islamophobia in the Asian Context)

Arun Rasiah, Holy Names University

Communalization of the State and Islamophobia in Post-Civil War Sri Lanka

Suleyman Elik, Istanbul Medeniyet University

The Rise and Fall of Political Islam: An Assessment for Islamism and Islamophobia 

Varsha Basheer, University of Kerala, India

The Secular, the Radical and the ’practising‘ terrorist Muslim: Ruminations on Media-ted Muslim Identity and Creation of Islamophobia in India

Farzana Haniffa, University of Colombo 

Minorities in the post war context : Islamophobia in Sri Lanka

Chair: Yasmeen Daifallah, UC Berkeley 

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm Panel Four (Islamophobia in the Racial Context)

Oishee Alam, University of Western Sydney, Australia

“Islam is a whitefella religion, whatchya tryna prove?”: Islamophobia and the Racialisation of Muslims in Australia

Hakan Tosuner, European University Viadrina Frankfurt Oder, Germany

Discrimination of Highly Educated Muslim Men in Germany

Serdar Kaya, Simon Fraser University, Canada

Anti-Muslim Sentiments in the West: A Comparative, Multilevel Analysis

Houria Bouteldja, Indigenous of the Republic, France

“Islamophobia : When Whites Lose Their Triple A-Rating”

Chair:Ramon Grosfoguel, UC Berkeley

5:45 pm – 7:00 pm Dinner Break

7:00 pm – 9:30 pm Panel Five (Countering the Islamophobic Narrative) 

Sief Dana, University of Wisconsin-Parkside

Narrating Islam: the Counter Narrative

Rabab Abdul-Hadi, San Francisco State University

“Colonial Feminism AGAIN! Geller, MUNI Ads, and Orientalism.”

Anwar Milbes Hijaz, University of California, Riverside 

The Affect of Media Exposure and Group Familiarity on Tolerance of American Muslims

Rosemary Henze, San Jose State University

Just a Piece of Cloth A documentary film directed and produced by Rosemary Henze

Chair: Hatem Bazian, UC Berkeley and Zaytuna College

                                                               Saturday, April 20th, 2013

9:30 am – 11:45 am Panel Six (Constructing and Institutionalization of Islamophobia)

Maha Hilal, American University 

Institutionalizing Islamophobia: The “War on Terror” and the Muslim American Experience

Randa Elbih, University of New Mexico

Pedagogy of Post 9/11 United States: Muslim American Students’ Experiences, Teachers’ Pedagogies, and Textbooks’ Analysis

Guest Speaker, UK

Faith Matters Tell MAMA (Measuring Anti-Muslim Attacks)Project

Youssef Chouhoud, University of Southern California

To Hell with Islamophobia: Framing Soteriological Discourse in Muslim Context

Rochelle Terman, University of California, Berkeley

Muslim Women’s Rights in an Age of Islamophobia

Chair: Rabab Ibrahim Abdulhadi, SFSU

11:45 am – 1:00 pm Lunch Break

1:00 pm – 2:45 pm Panel Seven (Islamophobia, Law and Public Discourses)

Darakshan Raja, Urban Institute, Washington, DC 

The Role of Islamophobia in Shaping Responses to Crime Victimization in the American Muslim Community

Keith Feldman, University of California, Berkeley

How (Anti)Terrorism Went Viral

Sajeed Khan,Lecturer, Department of Classical & Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Fellow, Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, Wayne State University

The Connection Between Islamophobia and Other Anti-Progressive Campaigns in the Midst of America’s Demographic Shift

Zara Zimbardo, California Institute of Integral Studies

Cultural Politics of Humor in (De)normalizing Islamophobic Stereotypes*

Chair: Abdullah Ali, Zaytuna College and UC Berkeley

3:00 pm – 5:00 PM Panel Eight (Islamophobia in the Age of War)

Pye Ian, Independent Scholar

“Argo as Pre-War Propaganda: Islamophobia, Incomplete Clandestine History, & Washington’s Marriage to Hollywood”

Jasmin Zine, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada

Constructing the “Enemies Within”: Muslim Youth, Islamophobia and the Racial Politics of Canada’s ‘Home Grown’ War on Terror

Gilbert Caluya, The International Centre for Muslim and non-Muslim Understanding University of South Australia

Terrorists on the Couch: Psychoanalysing Muslim Intimacy post-9/11

Tamirace Fakhoury, Lebanese American University Visiting lecturer for summer 2012/2013, UC Berkeley

“Debunking Islamophobia?: the discourse of Arab and Muslim student associations at UC Berkeley”

Chair: Mahan Mirza, Zaytuna College

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm Concluding Remarks and end of panel section

7:30 pm-9:30 pm-Conference celebration and concert (details are below).

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