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Northwestern Buffett Institute for Global Affairs

Beyond Religious Discrimination: What Does Islamophobia Tell Us About White Supremacy Today?

Islamophobia is commonly understood to be part of the aftershock of 9/11, but surfaced as a category at the beginning of the 20th century at the height of white supremacy. What does the reappearance of Islamophobia tell us about white supremacy now?

Northwestern University Associate Professor of African American Studies Barnor Hesse joined Salman Sayyid, Professor of Social Theory and Decolonial Thought at the University of Leeds, to discuss the history and globality of Islamophobia and why it is a form of racism in a Northwestern Buffett Institute for Global Affairs webinar.


This webinar is part of Northwestern Buffett’s "Building Sustainable Futures: Global Challenges and Possibilities" webinar series. The series will focus on a different United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (UN SDG) each quarter, beginning with UN SDG #16: Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions—an examination of how existing infrastructures uphold and promote violence, and what we can do to build more effective, accountable institutions.