Five College Consortium

Five College Middle Eastern Studies Program

The Specter of Islam: Understanding the Global Rise of Islamophobia Today

Fri, Mar 24 2017 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Location: 
Center for Humanistic Inquiry (2nd floor, Frost Library)

This roundtable brings together scholars of Muslim cultures, histories, religious practices, politics, and democratic theory to comment on the rise of anti-Muslim rhetoric and policies in a global context. The participants will speak and interact with the audience on the endless manufacturing of fear, the everyday and exceptional practices of Othering, and the histories and possibilities of inclusive politics around Islam in South Asia, Europe, and the United States.  

Participants include:

Suleiman Ali Mourad, Religion, Smith College
Falguni Sheth, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Emory University
Mehammed Mack, French, Smith College
Fareen Parvez, Sociology, University of Massachusetts

Dinner will be provided. 

Organized by Nusrat Chowdhury and Yael Rice with support from the Lamont Lecture Fund, Amherst College.

Campus: 
Amherst College
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