American Islamophobia: Understanding the Roots and Rise of Fear

09 Apr 2018


Please join us for official Ohio book launch of Professor Khaled A. Beydoun's new book, "American Islamophobia: Understanding the Roots and Rise of Fear." The event will feature a presentation and Q&A session with the author, followed by a book signing.

The event is free, but registration is requested.

Professor Khaled A. Beydoun is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. He previously served on the UCLA School of Law faculty, and currently serves as affiliated faculty with the UC-Berkeley Islamophobia Research & Documentation Project. Professor Beydoun has extensive experience as an attorney, working within the realm of civil rights, criminal defense, and international law practice.

A Critical Race Theory scholar, Professor Beydoun examines Islamophobia from a legal, race-based and intersectional perspective. His scholarship examines the racial construction of Arab and Muslim American identity, criminal and national security policing, and the intersection of race, religion and citizenship. His work has been featured in top law journals, including the California Law Review, the UCLA Law Review, the Michigan Journal of Race and Law, and the Harvard Journal of Race & Ethnic Justice.

A native of Detroit, Professor Beydoun earned his law degree from the UCLA School of Law, and his BA from the University of Michigan. His also holds a Master's Degree from the University of Toronto. A regular commentator on pressing issues, Professor Beydoun contributes regularly to Al-Jazeera English, serves as an expert consultant for the US Census Bureau, and has featured his opinion pieces in the New York Times, Washington Post, Newsweek, Salon and the BBC.

Event Date: 
Monday, April 9, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:15pm
Sponsored By: 
University of Akron School of Law, Muslim Law Student Association, CAIR Ohio
Brennan Courtroom, Room L180, University of Akron School of Law, 150 University Avenue, Akron, Ohio 44325