The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies is excited to partner with The Bridge Initiative to host Professor Khaled Beydoun for a talk on his newly published book American Islamophobia: Understanding the Roots and Rise of Fear.
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.
His talk will provide a preview of the book centered around Islamophobia and how understanding its roots in America’s earliest history is necessary in order to fully understand the current anti-Muslim climate.
This book talk at Georgetown University is made possible in part by a Department of Education Title VI grant to support Georgetown University’s National Resource Center – Middle East & North Africa.