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Towards A Historiography of Terrorism

Towards A Historiography of Terrorism

Policing Palestinian Protests

Policing Palestinian Protests

Zionist Settler Colonialism and Framing Palestinian Resistance

Zionist Settler Colonialism and Framing Palestinian Resistance

Against Impossibility

Against Impossibility

Staged Elections: Pakistan 2024

Staged Elections: Pakistan 2024

Knowledge, Islamisation and Critique in Malaysia

Knowledge, Islamisation and Critique in Malaysia

Is Afropessimism a form of Black Orientalism?

Is Afropessimism a form of Black Orientalism?

Fanon’s Palestine

Fanon’s Palestine

Islamophobia and Anti-Palestinian Racism

Islamophobia and Anti-Palestinian Racism

On Tragedy and Occupation

On Tragedy and Occupation

Is Anti-Caste a Commodity?

Is Anti-Caste a Commodity?

Islamicity Index: A Critique

Islamicity Index: A Critique

The Muslim at the End of the World

The Muslim at the End of the World

Independence Found and Lost

Independence Found and Lost

Proceedings of the 2nd International Critical Muslim Studies Conferenc …

Proceedings of the 2nd International Critical Muslim Studies Conferenc …

The Beautiful Game, for some not all

The Beautiful Game, for some not all

Houellebecq’s Islamophobic Narratives

Houellebecq’s Islamophobic Narratives

Imran Khan’s Battle for Sovereignty

Imran Khan’s Battle for Sovereignty

Turkiye Elections and the Reluctant Voter

Turkiye Elections and the Reluctant Voter

Malcolm X

Malcolm X

Nakba: Zionist Settler Colonial Fantasy

Nakba: Zionist Settler Colonial Fantasy

From Muhajer to Refugee: Afghans in Iran

From Muhajer to Refugee: Afghans in Iran

Wallah, what a Weekend: ReOrienting the Post-Western in Enriching, Ver …

Wallah, what a Weekend: ReOrienting the Post-Western in Enriching, Ver …

Islamophobia as a Remedy to the Panic of the Ruling Classes and the St …

Islamophobia as a Remedy to the Panic of the Ruling Classes and the St …

Proceedings of the 1st International Critical Muslim Studies Conferenc …

Proceedings of the 1st International Critical Muslim Studies Conferenc …

Qatar’s World Cup, Islamophobia “Imagined Geography” …

Qatar’s World Cup, Islamophobia “Imagined Geography” …

Joining Forces Against Islamophobia

Joining Forces Against Islamophobia

Muslimness as a ‘Matter Out of Place’

Muslimness as a ‘Matter Out of Place’

ReOrienting Narratives: Exploring 'Shifting Perspectives', i …

ReOrienting Narratives: Exploring 'Shifting Perspectives', i …

To Wear or Not to Wear the Hijab

To Wear or Not to Wear the Hijab

The Badr Club: When Muslim Men Want to Stay Western Boys

The Badr Club: When Muslim Men Want to Stay Western Boys

Making “Good Muslims”: Poland and the Lipka Tatars

Making “Good Muslims”: Poland and the Lipka Tatars

Afghanistan, Education and Neo-Colonialism

Afghanistan, Education and Neo-Colonialism

Empire and the Global Ummah

Empire and the Global Ummah

What I Learnt About Being the Other in Two Contexts

What I Learnt About Being the Other in Two Contexts

Ukraine and Fanon: Racism is “Atmospheric” in Western Discourse

Ukraine and Fanon: Racism is “Atmospheric” in Western Discourse

Muslims, the Left and the Right

Muslims, the Left and the Right

“I couldn’t breathe.”

“I couldn’t breathe.”

An Alliance of Nationalism and Feminism: The Case of the Swiss Burqa B …

An Alliance of Nationalism and Feminism: The Case of the Swiss Burqa B …

Death and Multiculturalism: Islamophobia in Ontario and the Untranslat …

Death and Multiculturalism: Islamophobia in Ontario and the Untranslat …

‘Unprotected & Exposed’: Reasserting Islamophobia As A Type O …

‘Unprotected & Exposed’: Reasserting Islamophobia As A Type O …

Because It is Not All Said and Done Yet

Because It is Not All Said and Done Yet

Palestine and the Question of Islam

Palestine and the Question of Islam

Pakistan’s Elite Betraying the People of Bangladesh Again

Pakistan’s Elite Betraying the People of Bangladesh Again

Is Radicalisation Colour Blind?

Is Radicalisation Colour Blind?

Islamophobia, Racism and Muslimness: The Work of Definitions*

Islamophobia, Racism and Muslimness: The Work of Definitions*

India’s Citizenship Amendment Bill: After Year One

India’s Citizenship Amendment Bill: After Year One

Islamophobia in France

Islamophobia in France

Bandung Before and After: Islam, the Islamicate and the De/colonial

Bandung Before and After: Islam, the Islamicate and the De/colonial

Black Lives Matter and The White Society of the Spectacle

Black Lives Matter and The White Society of the Spectacle

Colonial Idol: Why Colston Must Fall

Colonial Idol: Why Colston Must Fall

V For Virus

V For Virus

An Untoward Event: The Assassination Of General Soleimani

An Untoward Event: The Assassination Of General Soleimani

The Caliphate in Outer Space: The Final Frontier

The Caliphate in Outer Space: The Final Frontier

Can There Be Muslim Political Theory

Can There Be Muslim Political Theory

The Walking Dead of Islamism

The Walking Dead of Islamism

Not Acting as Prescribed: Zaira Wasim and Our Discomfort with Religion

Not Acting as Prescribed: Zaira Wasim and Our Discomfort with Religion

British Muslims, Cultural Freedom, Political Dissent, and the Counter- …

British Muslims, Cultural Freedom, Political Dissent, and the Counter- …

White Women, Muslims and the Nation

White Women, Muslims and the Nation

Of Sea Walls and Rising Rides: Critical Race/Religion Readings of ‘W …

Of Sea Walls and Rising Rides: Critical Race/Religion Readings of ‘W …

Of Sea Walls and Rising Rides: Critical Race/Religion Readings of ‘W …

Of Sea Walls and Rising Rides: Critical Race/Religion Readings of ‘W …

Of Sea Walls and Rising Rides: Critical Race/Religion Readings of ‘W …

Of Sea Walls and Rising Rides: Critical Race/Religion Readings of ‘W …

Remembering is a Political Act

Remembering is a Political Act

Recalling Ertuğrul: The Resurrection of a Legend

Recalling Ertuğrul: The Resurrection of a Legend

Defining Islamophobia

Defining Islamophobia

Reading the Islamic Republic of Iran

Reading the Islamic Republic of Iran

Being Muslim in Lynchistan

Being Muslim in Lynchistan

Tunisian Imam’s call for Hajj Boycott

Tunisian Imam’s call for Hajj Boycott

White feminisms, non-white feminisms: Assessing the Tariq Ramadan affa …

White feminisms, non-white feminisms: Assessing the Tariq Ramadan affa …

The hijab and the public: How Turkey Islamized and “became polarized …

The hijab and the public: How Turkey Islamized and “became polarized …

To speak or not to speak about Tariq Ramadan?

To speak or not to speak about Tariq Ramadan?

Recalling the Caliphate: Preface to Arabic Edition By S.Sayyid

Recalling the Caliphate: Preface to Arabic Edition By S.Sayyid

A Decolonial Khutba: Imagining Islam from the perspective of the ‘wr …

A Decolonial Khutba: Imagining Islam from the perspective of the ‘wr …

Islamophobia, One Year Later

Islamophobia, One Year Later

100 Years after the Bolshevik Revolution: A Bad Muslim Critique of the …

100 Years after the Bolshevik Revolution: A Bad Muslim Critique of the …

Reports of Islamophobia: 1997 and 2017

Reports of Islamophobia: 1997 and 2017

Islam as Transgression: Kekistan, the Alt-Right and Islamophobia

Islam as Transgression: Kekistan, the Alt-Right and Islamophobia

The Islamophobia of Buddhist Terror? Why Language Matters

The Islamophobia of Buddhist Terror? Why Language Matters

I am Not your Muslim

I am Not your Muslim

The Black Prince and Coloniality

The Black Prince and Coloniality

Coloniality and Liberal Angst in Pakistan

Coloniality and Liberal Angst in Pakistan

The Meaning of Pakistan

The Meaning of Pakistan

Has Politics Let Us Off the Hook?

Has Politics Let Us Off the Hook?

Omar Khadr: A Muslim Between Canada and the West

Omar Khadr: A Muslim Between Canada and the West

Decoloniality and the Islamicate [1]

Decoloniality and the Islamicate [1]

There is No Islamophobic Elephant in This Room: A reflection on Houell …

There is No Islamophobic Elephant in This Room: A reflection on Houell …

Coming To America: Disrupting Notions of Race and Ethnicity

Coming To America: Disrupting Notions of Race and Ethnicity

Trump’s Muslim Ban

Trump’s Muslim Ban

Burqa Bans

Burqa Bans

Empire and War

Empire and War

The Curious Case of the Love Jihad

The Curious Case of the Love Jihad

“Love Trumps Hate”: A Decolonial Paradox

“Love Trumps Hate”: A Decolonial Paradox

Snowden and Citizenfour

Snowden and Citizenfour

Blog Team

Dr. Izram Chaudry

Dr. Izram Chaudry

Lecturer | Department of Sociology and Criminology | University of Bradford

 

Izram is a Lecturer in the Department for Sociology and Criminology at the University of Bradford. He completed his BA (Hons) at Leeds Beckett University and subsequently his MA and PhD at the University of Leeds. Izram has written on Islamophobia, Whiteness and   Critical Race Theory (CRT). More specifically, he has focused on the permeation of Islamophobia within Higher Education settings through microaggressions. His current work focuses on providing explanatory purchase vis-à-vis why Islamophobic microaggressions occur.

Johanna Loock

Johanna Loock

Lecturer | School of Sociology and Social Policy | University of Leeds

 

Johanna holds an MA in Islamic Studies with a course specialisation of ‘Islam in Europe’ from the Freie Universität Berlin. During her MA, a scholarship allowed her to pursue Religious Studies at New York University and Columbia University. Before that, she gained her BA in Islamic Studies and Geography from the Universität Bern. In her PhD, she is concerned with paradoxes of German citizenship approached through an analysis of state integration politics. Her research interests include Islamophobia, decoloniality, subtle forms of nationalism, (re-)construction of national identity, and processes of racialisation.

Dr. Sheheen Kattiparambil

Dr. Sheheen Kattiparambil

Lecturer | School of Sociology and Social Policy | University of Leeds

 

Sheheen holds a Masters in Modern Middle East from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, where his thesis focussed on a decolonial analysis of Persian Gulf piracy in the early nineteenth century. His doctoral thesis demonstrates the possibility of Islamism as a counter-hegemonic movement against forms of racialized governmentality in the context of Muslim political subjectivity in India in relation to Brahminism. His research interests and writings cover Islamophobia, decoloniality, South Asian studies, and speculative fiction.

Dr. Shvetal Vyas Pare

Dr. Shvetal Vyas Pare

Casual Academic | Flinders University | South Australia

 

Shvetal did her masters and M.Phil in English from Delhi University. Her areas of interest are critical discourse analysis, decolonial studies, Indian history and Indian literature. She has published academically in Modern Asian Studies and in South Asia, as well as a variety of commentaries and blog posts on diverse platforms. She also does translations for People’s Archive of Rural India (PARI), translating from English into Gujarati.

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