An Empire’s State of Mind Muslims, Race and the Surveillance State

An Empire’s State of Mind Muslims, Race and the Surveillance State

Thursday, April 21
4:30-6:00 pm
355 Peik Hall

Dr. Arshad Ali will draw upon extensive research with Muslim communities in the US and the UK to explore the historical construction of Muslim identities in the USA and discuss how contemporary representations of Muslim bodies draw upon longstanding narratives of Blackness, Indigeneity, and Muslim otherness in the Western world.

Dr. Ali will also conduct a workshop for students on April 22nd. The workshop will focus on ethical dilemmas of doing research in a high surveillance environment.

Arshad I. Ali is Assistant Professor of Educational Research at The George Washington University. Dr. Ali is an interdisciplinary scholar who studies youth culture, race, identity, and democratic engagement in the lives of young people.

This talk is sponsored by the Department of Curriculum & Instruction and co-sponsored by the Birkmaeir Critical Literacy & Urban Education Speaker Series; the Institute for Diversity, Equity & Advocacy (OED); the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy & Development; the Youth Studies Program; and the Race, Indigeneity, Gender & Sexuality Studies Initiative.

For more information, contact Nimo Abdi, nmabdi@umn.edu. Light refreshments will be served.

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