Public talk by Jasmin Zine

Islamic History Month’s Special Event

You are cordially invited to participate in the Islamic History Month’s special event co-sponsored by the office of the Vice-Provost (Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion), the ECMC Chair in Islamic Studies, Department of Political Science, Edmonton Council of Muslim Communities, and Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies (MEIS) research group:

Book Talk: Under Siege: Islamophobia and the 9/11 Generation

Public talk by Jasmin Zine, Professor of Sociology and Religion & Culture at Wilfrid Laurier University

When: Tuesday, October 3, 2023, 6:00 PM — 8:00 PM (MST)
Where: Telus Centre, Room 150, University of Alberta. Please register HERE.

Abstract: The 9/11 attacks in the United States and the subsequent global “war on terror” along with domestic security policies in western nations has impacted the lives of young Muslims whose identities and experiences have been shaped within and against these conditions. The generation of Muslim youth who have come of age during these turbulent times have a unique legacy because they have not known a world before the aftermath and backlash surrounding these events. Millennial Muslim youth have been cast as potential “radicals” and jihadists” who pose a threat to national security and western democratic societies. Dr. Jasmin Zine will discuss her book UnderSiege: Islamophobia and the 9/11 Generation (McGill-Queens University Press, 2022) that explores the experiences of the ‘9/11 generation’ of Canadian Muslim youth as they navigate these fraught times of heightened Islamophobia and anti-Muslim racism.

Bio: Jasmin Zine is a Professor of Sociology and Religion & Culture at Wilfrid Laurier University. Her recent publications include Under Siege: Islamophobia and the 9/11 Generation (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2022) which provides an ethnographic study of the experiences of Muslim youth navigating heightened Islamophobia and the global war on terror. Under Siege was named on the Hill Times list of best books in Canada in 2022. She is also author of The Canadian Islamophobia Industry: Mapping Islamophobia’s Ecosystem in the Great White North (Islamophobia Research and Development Project, University of California, Berkeley, 2022) that examines the networks of hate and bigotry that purvey and monetize Islamophobia. Dr. Zine has worked as a consultant with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the Council of Europe (COE), and the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (ODHIR/OSCE) on developing guidelines for educators and policymakers on combating Islamophobia and anti-Muslim racism. She has been an invited speaker at numerous international academic conferences and political forums and is a sought-after media commentator. As a public intellectual she has testified in the 2017 Parliamentary hearings on Motion 103 addressing Islamophobia, systemic racism, and religious discrimination as well as the 2019 Parliamentary Hearings on On-Line Hate and in the 2021 Canadian Senate Committee on Human Rights Hearings on Islamophobia. Dr. Zine is co-founder and Vice President of the International Islamophobia Studies Research Association (IISRA).