The authors identify the following goals of their Syllabus:
- Define anti-Muslim racism as an alternative to the concept of Islamophobia
- Understand the relationship of race and religion to white supremacy through the racialized figure of the Muslim
- Provide an intersectional and comparative analysis to anti-Muslim racism
- Strategize ways to challenge anti-Muslim racism and resist white supremacy
- The syllabus is organized by the following themes and topics, which move from broader framing issues to more specific examples. Later readings may benefit from the contextualization provided by earlier sections.
Bringing into conversation a wide variety of interdisciplinary texts -- both scholarly and popular -- this syllabus interrogates the relationship between Islampohobia and Racism through the following sections:
I. Race, Empire and IslamWhile this syllabus provides a valuable resource for teaching on these topics, what further reading suggestions would you like to add to this collection? Do you have additional ethnographic or anthropological texts you would like to propose? Or perhaps texts that interrogate this relationship in non-American contexts? If so, email (email@example.com) or tweet us (@anthrolens) with your suggestions and we'll add them here!
II. The Production and Reproduction of Anti-Muslim Racism
III. The Impact of Anti-Muslim Racism
IV. Policing, Security and Anti-Muslim Racism
V. Resisting Anti-Muslim Racism
VI. Further Reading and Resources
Quick links and further reading:
- Islamophobia is Racism Syllabus
- #BlackIslamSyllabus a Google Doc "curated by Dr. Kayla Renée Wheeler .... The goal of this project is to provide teachers, professors, researchers, journalists, and people interested in learning more about Islam with resources on Black Muslims to promote a more inclusive approach to the study of Islam."
- additional Reading Lists, Syllabi, & Teaching Resources (anthro everywhere! page)