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The Bay Area Muslim Study: Establishing Identity and Community

This benchmark study, the first of its kind on the Bay Area’s Muslim community, serves many purposes including providing groundbreaking data on its demographics, sense of identity, economic well being, political and civic engagement, and the challenges that it faces. The resulting data is useful for academics and practitioners wishing to pursue further research, as well as for the community and its leaders, philanthropists and foundations, policymakers, and the general public. As a source of information, it will serve as an important tool for advocacy and media purposes, given that data about the community has often been misrepresented. Finally, the report will add to and complement the growing body of empirical data on local Muslim communities and the national portrait.  Report authors are Farid Senzai, Santa Clara University and Hatem Bazian, UC Berkeley, Zaytuna College Co-Founder, and Director of the CRG Islamophobia Research and Documentation Project.

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Paris, France International Islamophobia Conference
The Epistemic, Racial, Cultural and Structural Exclusionary Measures in France and Europe

CFP Deadline: September 2, 2013
Conference Date: December 13-14, 2013




Fourth Annual International Conference on the Study of Islamophobia: 
April 19-20, 2013

Call for Papers Submission Deadline: January 10, 2013  


New Publication: Islamophobia in the Netherlands

by Ineke van der Valk
published by Amsterdam University Press

Links for the free download of the English and French translations:

English version:

version Francais:

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Anti-Islam Ads on San Francisco Buses Put Muslims at Risk

Dr. Hatem Bazian
Silicon Valley Mercury News
September 8, 2012




April 20-21, 2012
Booth Auditorium
UC Berkeley Boalt Law School

This conference will be livestreamed here:



Fear, Inc: The Roots of the Islamophobia Network in America (8/26/11)


The Center for American Progress released an exposé on how 7 funders have given $43 million over 10 years to a small, inter-connected group of individuals and organizations responsible for mainstreaming fear, bigotry and hate against Muslims and Islam in America.  Wajahat Ali, a speaker at our April 2011 conference on Islamophobia and a UC Berkeley alum, is the lead researcher on this report.  Check out his summary of this important research.


CAIR, CRG Release First Annual Islamophobia Report

On Thursday, June 23, 2011, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the University of California, Berkeley's Center for Race and Gender (CRG) held a news conference on Capitol Hill to release "Same Hate, New Target," the first-of-its-kind annual report outlining the disturbing growth of Islamophobia in the United States during 2009-2010.  
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CONFERENCE VIDEO for Islamophobia Production and Re-Defining Global "Security" Agenda for the 21st Century
April 21-22, 2011
University of California, Berkeley

For the full conference video, please visit:

For a full list of speakers, please visit:

Opening Remarks: Hatem Bazian, IRDP Director & Conference Convener:


'Ground Zero Mosque' or Zero Mosques in America:
Islamophobia & Critical Race Theory

October 12, 2010
UC Berkeley

Speakers included Dina Ibrahim, San Francisco State University; Munir Jiwa, Graduate Theological Union; Rabab Ibrahim Abdulhadi, San Francisco State University; Basim Elkarra, CAIR Sacramento; Imam Zaid Shakir, Zaytuna College; Hatem Bazian, UC Berkeley & Zaytuna College; & Ramon Grosfoguel, UC Berkeley.

For the full video archive, please visit:

Here is the video of Hatem Bazian's introduction which politically framed the event:

Knowing Palestine: Islamophobia, Imagination, & Critical Solidarities
March 11, 2010
UC Berkeley

Forum presentations included Dr. Hatem Bazian's talk, "Islamophobia Production in the Palestine-Israel Conflict," and Prof. Keith Feldman's talk, "June Jordan's Palestine."

Listen to the audio recording of this forum.

Read a summary of the forum in the Spring 2010 issue of Faultlines.


Why? Questioning America's Response to Fort Hood: 
Islamophobia, Media, & Civil Rights

December 2, 2009
UC Berkeley

A forum sponsored by Asian Law Caucus, Arab Resource & Organizing Center, CAIR-California, UC Berkeley Center for Race & Gender, UC Berkeley Islamophobia Research & Documentation Project, & the Muslim Student Association


Deconstructing Islamophobia: 
Immigration, Globalization, & Constructing the Other

April 26-28, 2008
UC Berkeley

In 2008, CRG organized an international conference, "Deconstructing Islamophobia:  Immigration, Globalization, & Constructing the Other."  Please contact us for conference video.

Download the Fall 2008 Faultlines issue spotlighting this conference, or see the following articles: