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Us vs. Them: Racism, Islamophobia and the Politics of Division

When Feb 20, 2017
from 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Where Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library
Contact Phone 814-863-4243
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Topics covered include the role of overt white supremacy in the election, how Islamophobia was mobilized during the election; populisms and how they deploy cultural identity; tribalism as a way of organizing one’s interests; the role of the media and especially fake news.  


Gabeba Baderoon, Associate Professor of  Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and African  Studies, and Affiliate Faculty, Comparative Literature

Ebony Coletu, Assistant Professor of English and African American Studies, and Affiliate Faculty,  Center for Democratic Deliberation

Joshua Inwood, Associate Professor of  Geography, Senior Research Associate in the Rock Ethics Institute

Zachary Morgan, Associate Professor of Latin American History and African American Studies

Shoba Wadhia, Director, Center for Immigrants’ Rights, Samuel Weiss Faculty Scholar, Clinical  Professor of Law

Cynthia Young, Department Head and Associate Professor of African American Studies

Department of African American Studies, The Pennsylvania State University
133 Willard Building, University Park, PA 16802
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