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OCT
29
Date:
Thursday, 29 Oct 2020
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location:
Online
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Discrimination against Muslim Americans has soared over the last two decades with hostility growing especially acute since 2016 - in no small part due to targeted attacks by policymakers and media. Outsiders at Home offers the first systematic, empirically driven examination of status of Muslim Americans in US democracy, evaluating the topic from a variety of perspectives. To what extent do Muslim Americans face discrimination by legislators, the media, and the general public? What trends do we see over time, and how have conditions shifted? What, if anything, can be done to reverse course? Answering each of these questions, Nazita Lajevardi shows that the rampant, mostly negative discussion of Muslims in media and national discourse has yielded devastating political and social consequences.

Please register in advance at the Outsiders at Home: The Politics of American Islamophobia registration page

 

Sponsored by the Muslim Studies Program and MSU Library

NOV
17
Date:
Tuesday, 17 Nov 2020
Time:
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location:
Online
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Webinar lecture by Brahim Chakrani. Brahim Chakrani is an Associate Professor in the Department of Linguistics and Languages.  He obtained his B.A. in English Literature from the University of Cadi Ayyad in Marrakech, Morocco and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. While completing his graduate work, Dr. Chakrani also obtained a Certificate of Advanced Studies in the program of Second Language Acquisition and Teacher Education (SLATE) at UIUC.  Prior to joining MSU, he taught at UIUC and Parkland College in Champaign and served as supervising Teaching Assistant in the African Language program at UIUC.

Please register in advance at the Language Accommodation: Analyzing the Role of Attitudes in Interdialectal Arabic Encounters registration page

 

Sponsored by the Muslim Studies Program