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The Visible Scholar

’Looking Muslim’ and the Black-White Racial Binary

Tuesday, February 5, 2019
12 noon – 12:45 p.m.
Research & Collaborative Study Area, 1st Floor, Boatwright Library

Atiya HusainDr. Atiya Husain
Assistant Professor of Sociology
School of Arts & Sciences

Despite only one-third of Muslims in the U.S. being Arab, many people see “Arab” and “Muslim” as synonymous in today’s context of the war on terror. Roughly the same number of Muslims in the U.S. are black and white Americans. This talk will focus on the experiences of black and white Muslims to show how this group is positioned relative to US black-white racial logic, and what their experiences can tell us about race in the US more broadly.

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Taking place in an open venue in the library, The Visible Scholar Series provides a space for informal faculty talks on new publications. Students, staff and faculty can listen and view a scholar in action.