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The Fourth Annual International Conference on the Study of Islamophobia

A Call for Papers

The Fourth Annual International Conference on the Study of Islamophobia University of California, Berkeley Booth Auditorium, Berkeley, School of Law (Boalt Law) April 19th and 20th, 2013

This international conference sponsored by the Islamophobia Research and Documentation Project of the Center for Race and Gender at the University of California at Berkeley is a multi-disciplinary and academic gathering focused on the systematic study of the “Othering” of Islam, the racialization of Muslims, and its institutional effects domestically and worldwide. From its inception in 2008, the conference is a forum for scholars, researchers and community activists who are engaged in the study of, and the collective attempt to, deconstruct the ideological, discursive, political, economic, social, and religious forces of Islamophobia. While there is an abundance of scholarly works available across many academic fields, our goal is to provide a dedicated intellectual space for an increasingly interdisciplinary and multi-collaborative platform for a global network of individuals and institutions working on issues about Islamophobia.

Papers presented at the conference will have the possibility of being published in the bi-annual Islamophobia Studies Journal published through as a collaborative effort between the Islamophobia Research and Documentation Project of the Center for Race and Gender at the University of California at Berkeley, the Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas Initiative for the School of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University; the Center for Islamic Studies at the Graduate Theological Union, the International Centre for Muslim and non-Muslim Understanding at the University of South Australia, and Zaytuna College.

This is an open call for papers for our fourth annual conference to be held on April 19th and 20th, 2013 at Boalt Law School at UC Berkeley. The deadline for paper abstracts is January 10th, 2013. Please email proposals or for more information contact: Professor Hatem Bazian at hatemb@berkeley.edu.

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