Lecture 'Meet the PhD Jury: Race, Gender and Islamophobia'

For whom
Students, Alumni
When
27-05-2019 from 13:30 to 15:30
Where
Auditorium 4 Jaap Kruithof, Blandijnberg 2, 9000 Gent
Language
English
Organizer
Centre for Research on Culture and Gender, Ghent University
Contact
Ladan.Rahbari@UGent.be
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Public lecture by Prof Dr. Minoo Moallem (Vice Chair of Research and Director of Media Studies, UC Berkeley)

In this lecture, Prof Minoo Moallem (Vice Chair of Research and Director of Media Studies, UC Berkeley) argues that Islamophobia as discourse is not new but could be traced back to colonial modernity. Its regimes of othering and its perception of Islam as a homogenous religious doctrine is essentialized as a force that limits the cultural capacity of its adherents. This form of racialization creates a hierarchy of cultures, ranked from primitive to civilized, which situates Muslims as religiously different but inferior. A gendered discourse from its inception, Islamophobia continues to rely on "Woman's question” and the inferiority, victimization, and suffering of Muslim women. The collapse of the race with religion through gender difference enables a system of marking that links fields of visibility with the production of racialized and gendered knowledge.

Organized by: Dr Chia Longamn, Dr Carine Plancke, Dr Ladan Rahbar