Contesting Islam, Constructing Race & Sexuality

19 Oct 2021


Join us for a talk with author Sunera Thobani. Sunera Thobani examines how Islam is foundational to the formation of Western identity at critical points in its history, including the Crusades, the Reconquista and the colonial period. More specifically, she explores how masculinity and femininity are formed at such pivotal junctures and what role feminism has played in the wars against 'radical' Islam. Exposing these symbiotic relationships, Thobani explores how the return of 'religion' is reworking the racial, gender and sexual politics by which Western society defines itself, and more specifically, defines itself against Islam.

Event Date: 
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 7:00pm
Sponsored By: 
Islamophobia Studies Center at Berkley, California