[Livestream/ Schedule] Sixth Annual Islamophobia Conference at UC Berkeley

University Of California, Berkeley
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The UC Berkeley Center for Race and Gender Islamophobia Research and Documentation Project (IRDP)PresentThe 6th Annual Conference: The State of the Islamophobia Studies Field
April 23-25, 2015
**Schedule of Panels**
Day 1: Thursday April 23rd 2015
370 Dwinelle Hall
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*** 8:45am – 9am: Welcome & Conference Opening Hatem Bazian, Director, IRDPUC Berkeley and Co-Founder of Zaytuna College
  
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– 9am 10:45am:  National and Global Political Discourses, Interfaith and Islamophobia
Chair: Som Pourfarzaneh, Associate Director, Center for Islamic Studies, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley
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1: Munir Jiwa, Associate Professor of Islamic Studies, Founding Director, Center for Islamic Studies, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley“Frames and Scripts of Islamophobia”
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3: May Kosba, M.A. candidate in Islamic Studies, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley“Politics of Terror: Islamophobia in Post-revolution Egyptian Media”
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4: Yassir Morsi, A Post-doc at the University of South Australia, International Centre for Muslim and non-Muslim Understanding“The Hollow Subject of Islamophobia

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*** 11am 12:45PM:  Navigating Muslim Identity in the Past and Present
Chair: Sister Marianne Farina, Associate Professor, Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology in Berkeley and a faculty member Center for Islamic Studies, Graduate Theological Union
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1: Omar Salha, PhD Nohoudh Scholar, Near and Middle East / Global Diplomacy Associate Tutor – Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy, SOAS, University of London, UK“Diplomacy, Sport and Islam: Tackling Islamophobia through faith and football”
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2: Randa Kayyali, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia“The Arab-Muslim Cognitive Link and Middle Eastern Christians in the U.S.: Three Strategies of Identification”
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3: Dr. Nargis Virani’s research explores intersections between The Qur’an and Literatures originating in Muslim milieu.“Islamicate or Islamophobic?: Portrayal of Muslims in Bollywood.”
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4: Arun Rasiah (PhD in Education, UC Berkeley), Assistant Professor of Liberal Studies, Holy Names University in Oakland, California,“Revisiting the Orientalist Seminary: Other Views of Rationalism”
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12:45PM – 2PM Lunch Break
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*** 2PM – 3:45PM: Social, Political and State Construction of Islamophobia
Chair: Rabab Ibrahim Abdulhadi, Associate Professor, AMED, San Francisco State University
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1: Hanane Karimi, PhD candidate in Sociology, University of Strasbourg, France“French public school: From Veil ban to Charlie’s attacks”
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2: Jasmin Zine, Associate Professor, Sociology & the Muslim Studies Options, Wilfrid Laurier University, Ontario, Canada“‘Embedded Academics’ and the Construction of Islamist Youth Radicalism”
3.Deborah A. Gordon, Chair and Professor, Women Studies and Religion Department, Wichita State University, Kansas“Honor Diaries: Islamophobia in Zionism’s Retort to Palestine on Campus”
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4: Ayad al-Qazzaz, Professor of Sociology, Sacramento State University, California“The Coverage of Saudi Arabia in the Introduction to Sociology U.S. Textbooks Between 2001-2015”
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*** 4PM – 5:45PM: Educating and Civilizing the Muslim Subject
Chair: Kristin George, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Sociology, UC Berkeley
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1: Siegfried L. Mathelet, Post-doc in Philosophy, University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM) Canada, Research and Education Project on Islamophobia Chaire UNESCO-UQAM sur les fondements philosophiques de la justice et de la démocratie “A Hidden Ideological Scheme under New Secularism: Explaining a Peak of Islamphobia in Quebec (2013-2014)”
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2: Sanober Umar, Ph.D. Student, Queen’s University, Canada“Love Jihad: Muslim Men, Muslim Women and the Hindu Man’s “Woman”
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3: Paula Thompson, MA Candidate, Center for Islamic Studies, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley Grassroots or Astroturf: Muslims, Countering Violent Extremism and ‘Safe Spaces’ Initiative
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4: Shehnaz Haqqani, PhD student, Islamic Studies, University of Texas at Austin“Constructing Misogyny in the Muslim Community as a Form of Islamophobia
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Day 2: Friday, April 24th 2015
100 Boalt Hall School of Law
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 *** 9am 10:45am: Un-Human Rights: Race, Racism and Islamophobia at the Prison
Chair: Mahan Mirza, Ph.D., Dean of Faculty, Zaytuna College
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1: Rasheed Shabazz, Fellow at the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, UC Berkeley“’Free ’em all’: New Afrikan Muslim Political Prisoners and Islamophobia”
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2: Maj. Raashid S. Williams, a United States Army JAG Officer, Detailed Military Defense Counsel at the Office of Military Commissions, Counsel for Detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba“Understanding Manifestations of Islamophobia in the American Judicial Process:A Case Study of the Combatant Status Review Tribunals in Guantanamo Bay”
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3: Jinan Bastaki, London School of Economics and Political Science (LLB), UC Berkeley (LLM), and Ph.D. student at SOAS, University of London, UK“Law in The Struggle Against Islamophobia4.Robert Beshara, M.F.A., Doctoral researcher in and instructor of psychology The University of West Georgia“A Critical Discourses Analysis of George W. Bush’s “War on Terror” Speech”
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4: Robert Beshara, M.F.A., Doctoral researcher in and instructor of psychology The University of West Georgia“A Critical Discourses Analysis of George W. Bush’s “War on Terror” Speech”
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*** 11am – 12:45PM:  Islamophobia: Measuring the Impacts and Documenting the Effects
Chair: Colleen Keyes, Ph.D., Vice President of Academic Affairs, Zaytuna College, Berkeley
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1: Raisa Manejwala, Ph.D. Student, La Salle University’s Clinical Psychology Program in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania“Religious Discrimination on the University Campus and the Undergraduate Experiences of South Asian Muslim Women”
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2: Saeed A. Khan, Lecturer in the Department of History and Department of Near East &Asian Studies at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan“Islam between Right and Left: The Convergence of Ideological Opposites on Islamophobia”
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3: Yarehk Hernandez, Doctoral Student – Department of Religion, Temple University, Pennsylvania“Reclaiming Alterity: Strangeness and the Queering of Islam in Medieval and Early Modern Spain”
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4: Emily Dubosh, Psy.D., Mixalis Poulakis, Psy.D., and Nour Abdelghani, M.A., School of Psychological Sciences, University of Indianapolis “Policing in the Terror Decade: Understanding Islamophobia and Law Enforcement”
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*** 12:45PM – 2PM Lunch Break
[Juma’ Prayers are held on campus at 1:15PM at Hearst Gymnasium, a short walking distance from Boalt Hall School of Law and volunteers can provide direction]
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*** 2PM – 3:45PM: Subaltern Narratives of Internalized Islamophobia: Muslim American Advocacy in the post 9/11 United States
Chair: Muhammed Malik, Independent Nonprofit Consultant
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1: Maha Hilal, PhD, Deputy Executive Director National Coalition to Protect Civil Freedoms “In Service of Islamophobia: The Role of Muslim American Organizations in the Perpetuation of Anti-Muslim Racism”
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2: Ramah Kudaimi, MA, US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation“Where is Your Adab? Respectability Politics, Islamophobia, and Muslim American Activism”
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3: Sana Saeed, Sana Saeed, MA, Producer at AJ+“The New American Muslim and Faith-washing the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict”
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4: Hatem Bazian, Ph.D., Director of Islamophobia Research and Documentation Project, UC Berkeley and Co-Founder Zaytuna College.“How does it feel to be a Muslim? Thinking through the present colonial”
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*** 4PM 5:45PM: “Islamophobia at the Margins”: When Anti-Muslim Animus Intersects with Racism, Classism, and Poverty
Chair: Khaled A. Beydoun, Assistant Professor of Law; Barry School of Law and IRDP Affiliated Faculty
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1: Munir Jiwa, Associate Professor of Islamic Studies, Founding Director, Center for Islamic Studies, Graduate Theological Union“Registers of Humanity: Liberal Indexing, Inter-faith washing, and Islamophilia as Islamophobia” 
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2: Margari Hill; Founder, Muslim ARC“Criminalizing Black Muslims”
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3: David Dorsey, Director of the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, Oberlin College, Ohio.“Soul Competency as Invitation to Religious Disarmament and Multi-faith Engagement”
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4: Sahar Aziz, Associate Professor of Law, Texas Wesleyan University School of Law “Coercive Assimilationism: The Perils of Muslim Women’s Identity Performance in the Workplace”
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*** 5:45PM – 7:30PMRace, Racism and Theorizing Islamophobia
Chair: Zahra Billoo, Executive Director, CAIR Northern California
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1: Abdullah Ali, Faculty Member, Zaytuna College, Ph.D. Student in Islamic Studies, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley“Race in Transition: Confronting Race-Agnosticism in a World Formed and Ruled by Race”
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2: Farid Hafez, Ph.D., M.Sc. Department of Political Science, Salzburg University, Austria“The State of the Art of Comparative Studies on Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia” 
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3: Atiya Husain, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Sociology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Reexamining Race Theory in Islamophobia Studies”
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4: Amber Michel, Master of Liberal Studies, University of Minnesota“Countering Violent Extremism: Islamophobia, the Department of Justice and American Islamic Organizations
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Day 3: Saturday, April 25th 2015
100 Boalt Hall School of Law
*** 10:00am – 11:45am: Racialization and Securitization of Muslims in Europe
Chair: Khalid Kadir, Lecturer, International & Area Studies, UC Berkeley
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1: Core Alexa Doving, Senior Researcher, Center for Studies of Holocaust and Religious Minorities, Oslo, Norway“The Way They Treat Their Daughters and Wives” – The Racialization of Muslims in Norway”
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2: Fatima Khemilat, Ph.D. Fellow – Political Sciences Institut d’Etudes Politiques d’Aix-en-Provence | CHERPA, France “The Rewritten History of Islam: the Roots of Barbarity?”

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3: Ida Nitter, MA student of Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Chicago“Tea Time – a Microcosm of Islamophobia in Norway”
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4: Nacira Guénif-Souilamas is Professor at the University Paris 8 Vincennes-Saint-Denis and Directo of Experice research center (Paris 13-Paris 8). “Muslim Status in France and Charlie Hebdo Attacks”
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*** 12 – 1PM Lunch Break
*** 1PM 2:45PM: Deconstructing the Media’s Racialized Muslim Figure
Chair: Dena Takruri, AJ+ Presenter and Producer
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1: Nadia Mohammad is an editor at altMuslimah.com and a Master’s student in Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell, and Firdaus Arastu is an editor at altMuslimah.com“Insider Muslims, Hashtagivism and Effective Community Building Through Dialogue”
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2: Jamal Dajani, is a Peabody Award-winning news producer, journalist, filmmaker and Middle East analyst.“The debasement & vilification of Muslims in Hollywood and US media”
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3: Usaama al-Azami, PhD candidate, Department of Near Eastern Studies, PrincetonUniversity, New Jersey“Are We Living in an Islamophobic Social Imaginary?”
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4: Leila Alaouf, French modern literature, University of Vincennes-Saint-Denis, France, Member of Think-Tank Different“The treatment of Islam and Islamophobia by the French Media”
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*** 3PM 5:00PM: Islamophobia and Sites of Muslim Otherness
Chair: Farid Senzai, Associate Professor, Political Science Department, Santa Clara University
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1: Tanzeen Doha, PhD candidate in the Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Davis “Islamophobia and the Structure of Dishonor”
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2: Mahmoud A. Khalifa, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Taibah University, Al-Madina, Saudi Arabia “Representations of Islamophobia in Narratives by Muslim Women Writers”
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3: Anna E. Younes, Ph.D. Candidate, Departments of Anthropology and Sociology, The Graduate Institute, Geneva“Ver-ruckt”: Towards an Ethnography of the Racial Uncanny
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4: Farah Weheba, MA, Stanford’s School of Education: Learning, Design, and Technology“September 11th Terrorist Attacks Primes: Effects of USCIS 9/11 Historical Imagery on Muslim and Middle-Eastern Applicants Interviewed for Naturalization for Citizenship”
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5: Sharmin Sadequee, Phd Candidate, Department of Anthropology at Michigan State University.“State Violence and Female Relatives of Muslim Prisoners in the U.S. Criminal Justice System in the “War on Terror”
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*** 5:00PM – 5:15PM: Concluding Remarks and Closing Hatem Bazian, Director, IRDP UC Berkeley and Co-Founder of Zaytuna College
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                                          7:30PM Celebration Concert Zaytuna College 2401 Le Conte
         Songs for the Spirit Concert with ASWAT ensemble Arabic, Persian, Turkish and Urdu Sufi Music and Songs
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Co-Sponsors: Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies, Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus, Center for Middle East Studies, Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diaspora Studies, SFSU School of Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley Department of Ethnic Studies, Council on American Islamic Relations, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, Graduate Theological Union, Center for Islamic Studies, Department of Near Eastern Studies, Zaytuna College

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