The Geography of Islamophobia

Editorial by CRG Visiting Scholar, Rhonda Itaoui
The documented increase in anti-Muslim sentiment and hate crimes demand that we question and challenge the extent to which Muslims are excluded from accessing various urban spaces safely and equally. Ongoing debates continue to be held in opposition to where Muslim buildings and organizations belong, and are accompanied by an equally strong desire to regulate, monitor, and control the way Muslim bodies access public spaces. Since 9/11, personal attacks, hate crimes, racial slurs, and discrimination in the public sphere have made it increasingly difficult for Muslims to access or even locate safe spaces, particularly for ‘visible Muslims,’ such as women like Nabra Hassanen who wore a hijab in public.

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Critically Engaging Social Movements: A Faculty Spotlight on Chris Zepeda-Millán

Prof. Chris Zepeda-Millán is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Ethnic Studies and Chair of the Center for Research on Social Change. He is also the lead faculty member for the CRG Social Movements research working group. Prof. Zepeda-Millán remains active in a number of ongoing social movements surrounding labor, immigrant, and indigenous rights as well as students of color inclusion and environmental justice. His research primarily focuses on social movements as well as immigration, Latino politics, and interdisciplinary research methods in Chicano/Latino studies. The CRG interviewed Prof. Zepeda-Millán for the Fall 2017 issue of FaultLines.

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CRG Research Working Groups, 2017-2018

CRG research working groups are opportunities for faculty, students, activists, practitioners, and artists to facilitate deeper understandings of a wide variety of research topics and seed new ideas. Read more for a brief summary of key accomplishments and updates.

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Immigration Justice Events, Resources, & Commentary

As the community continues to process the rescinsion of DACA and shape next steps for legal rights, community organizing, and safety and support, we’re sharing a preliminary list of upcoming events on topics related to immigration justice, as well as commentary and resources.

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