Lecture on Hate Violence, Religion, and Race at Trinity University

In September of 2012, my alma mater — Trinity University — invited me to present some of my recent research on hate violence in modern America. My lecture was entitled “Rethinking Islamophobia and Mistaken Identity” and critically considered the ways in which we frame and understand hate crimes in a post-9/11 context. I challenged our popular yet problematic verbiage of mistaken identity and proposed racialized religious identity an alternative label that I believe is more precise and constructive. In case you are interested in viewing my lecture, you can see it here. Alternatively, a fuller and more detailed iteration of this research is due to be published in 2014 in Muhammad in the Digital Age, a volume edited by Dr. Ruqayya Khan and published by The University of Texas Press. 

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