Call for Papers: 10th Annual International Islamophobia Conference- Virtual Internment Islamophobia, Social Technologies of Surveillance and Unequal Citizenship

14 Apr 2019


Call for Papers for the 10th Annual International Islamophobia Conference

Abstracts are limited to 300 words and a one paragraph (100 words) biography to be used for the program, if the paper is selected.
Abstracts are due by Jan. 30th, 2019
Response to abstracts by Feb. 15th, 2019
Final Invite by March 1st, 2019

The 10th conference is seeking papers that examine Islamophobia, as a longer and more complex phenomenon. How are security structures implemented pre and post 9/11 compare with the Japanese Internment in WWII and what are the policies being pursued by enhancing paranoia and fear domestically and globally? What are the similarities and differences between various periods considering each community was targeted after a major attack by a foreign power, but structures of exclusion were well-underway many years before? Can we study the current period by reference to the legal and political process that shaped the responses’ to the unfolding events? Furthermore, papers should interrogate and theorize political elites’ deployment of Islamophobia, social technologies of surveillance, the funding sources for the Islamophobia industry and the benefits of institutionalizing unequal citizenship for the targeted communities. In the age of the Muslim ban and its endorsement by the Supreme Court, the focus of submitted papers should explore the implications of immigration and the shaping of public opinion around belonging and structures of exclusions.

Sponsors Include:
Islamophobia Research and Documentation Project
University of California, Berkeley
Centre for Ethnicity and Racism Studies
University of Leeds, UK
Islamophobia Studies Journal
GTU’s Center for Islamic Studies
Haas Institute for Fair and Inclusive Society

Event Date: 
Monday, April 15, 2019 (All day) to Sunday, April 21, 2019 (All day)
Sponsored By: 
Islamophobia Research and Documentation Project University of California, Berkeley
Islamophobia Studies Center 2425 Channing Way, Suite 335 Berkeley, CA 94704
Berkeley Law School, UC Berkeley