International Conference: “Islamophobia and/in Post-Secular States”


About The Event

Date: November 12-14, 2021

Venue: University of Alberta, The Chester Ronning Centre for the Study of Religion in Public Life, Camrose, Alberta, US

This conference will develop a more comprehensive understanding and theorization of the pervasiveness of Islamophobia. Papers will explore any dimension of Islamophobia, that measure its effects, and that develop recommendations to address it.

Violence against religious and racialized populations has a significant history in the West: from the Inquisition, which targeted Muslims and Jews in the Iberian Peninsula; to ethnic cleansing and genocide of Indigenous and Native peoples in colonial and settler colonial states; to forced migration and enslavement of African populations, and the Global War on Terror, among many other examples. In fact, Islamophobia might have shaped the conceptualization and construction of the encounter between the West and its internal and external “other.” The “Muslim subject” has appeared in different forms and shapes throughout history.

Conference Topics:

1. New Approaches and Theorization of Islamophobia in Post-Secularity

2. Relationships between Science, Religion, Law and Islamophobia

3. Connections between (anti)-Blackness, (anti)-Indigeneity and Islamophobia

4. Transnational Activism against Anti-Muslim Racism

5. Functions of Islamic Ethics in the Post-Secular in Addressing/Combating Islamophobia

6. Diverse Religious Communities’ Efforts Against Islamophobia

7. Islamophobia and Reformation/Regulation of Islam

More information on: University of Alberta

  • Cost: Free
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University of Alberta, The Chester Ronning Centre for the Study of Religion in Public Life, Camrose, Alberta, US

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