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Book Discussion with author Nazita Lajevardi
Date:
Thursday, 01 Oct 2020
Time:
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location:
303 International Center
Department:
Muslim Studies Center
Event Details:

Book Discussion with author Nazita Lajevardi
Outsiders at Home:
The Politics of American Islamophobia


Discrimination against Muslim Americans has soared over the last two decades with hostility growing especially acute since 2016 - in no small part due to targeted attacks by policymakers and media. Outsiders at Home offers the first systematic, empirically driven examination of status of Muslim Americans in US democracy, evaluating the topic from a variety of perspectives. To what extent do Muslim Americans face discrimination by legislators, the media, and the general public? What trends do we see over time, and how have conditions shifted? What, if anything, can be done to reverse course? Answering each of these questions, Nazita Lajevardi shows that the rampant, mostly negative discussion of Muslims in media and national discourse has yielded devastating political and social consequences.