The Narrative of Islamophobia in European Media

1:00 pm on Friday, December 8, 2017
2:30 pm on Friday, December 8, 2017
Contact Name:
Arlene Brennan
CURA Colloquium The first half of the session will include feedback on Sana's paper, and the second half will be her response. Sana Haque's paper aims to analyze the rhetoric on Islamophobia in Europe in traditional and new media. It also considers the counter-narrative developed by the Muslim community to undermine negative stereotypes. The paper argues against the idea that Muslims are passive in the face of Islamist terror and Islamophobia. This counter-narrative not only subverts stereotype but also builds understanding and allows Muslims to actively reshape their own identities. Email for a copy of this working paper to review in advance.