10:45-12:15 Panel One- Islamophobia in the Great White North


Jasmin Zine

IISRA Vice President, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada

Yasmin Jiwani

Resisting Islamophobia through Digital Artifacts of Mourning

Concordia University, Canada

Naved Bakali

White Supremacist Mythologies in Canadian Educational Curricula: How Islamophobia Manifests and is Perpetuated in Canadian Schools.

University of Windsor, Canada

Eve Haque

Public Feelings, Secular Multiculturalism in the Memorialization of Aqsa Parvez

York University, Canada

Hassina Alizai

Learning To Teach While Muslim: Examining Islamophobia in Canadian Teacher Education

Queens University, Canada

12:15-3:00  Lunch Break and Friday Prayers
3:00 – 4:30 Panel Two - Disrupting Narratives of Islamophobia: The Qatar 2022 World Cup


Hatem Bazian

University of California, Berkeley, USA

Khalid Al Akhtar

The Politics of Narratives, a World Cup as Disruptive

Policy Planning Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Qatar

Mohamed Abdulla Al-Kuwari

Qatar’s hosting of the World Cup, and decolonial sports-based Repertoires

Department of Policy Planning, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Qatar

Amna Khalid Al-Thani

Islamophobia, and discourses gendering Qatar’s hosting of the World Cup

Department of Policy Planning, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Qatar

Beverley Milton-Edwards

The Beautiful Game, for some not all: Contextual Framing of Islamophobia in Football

Policy Advisor, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Qatar

4:30 - 5:00 pm - Coffee
5:00pm - 6:30pm: Roundtable on Reporting Islamophobia


Munir Jiwa

Founding Director, Center for Islamic Studies, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, USA

Farid Hafez

Williams College, USA

Jasmin Zine

Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada

Salman Sayyid

University of Leeds, UK

Elsadig Elsheikh

Othering and Belonging Institute, UC Berkeley, USA

Saturday, May 6th

9:00– 10:30 Panel Three-Literary and Cultural Production:  


Kristin George

University of California, Berkeley, USA

Martha Gonzales

On the Discursive Importance of Muslim Speculative Fiction

University of California, Davis, USA

Fatima Van Hattum

Orientalist Public Pedagogy: Visual Representation of Muslims in Pop Culture and Desert Romance Novels

University of New Mexico, USA

Rayan Freschi

An Analysis of Michel Houellebecq’s Islamophobic Narratives: nature and impact of an Author’s “effective hostility” towards Muslims and Islam

CAGE Researcher, France

Ron Hirschbein

From Aladdin to Bin Laden

California State University, Chico, USA

Amin Asfari

From Aladdin to Bin Laden

California State University, Chico, USA

 10:45– 12:15 Panel Four-Crescent Horizons


Khalid Kadir

University of California, Berkeley, USA

Mattias Gardell

Extremizing the Mainstream and Mainstreaming the Extreme

Uppsala University, Sweden

Saul Takahashi

Citizenship in an age of Islamophobia

Osaka Jogakuin University, Japan

Anna Ardin

Anti-Muslim stereotypes in official Swedish documents, Who are the dangerous Islamists?

Marie Cederschiöld University, Sweden

Mattias Irving

Anti-Muslim stereotypes in official Swedish documents, Who are the dangerous Islamists?

Södertörn University, Sweden

Salman Sayyid

Measuring Islamophobia

University of Leeds, UK

12:15 – 2:00 Lunch break 
2:00– 3:30 Panel Five- Transnational Perspective on Gendered Islamophobia 

Panel Chair: Elora Shehabuddin, University of California, Berkeley, USA

Where is Nuseiba: Islamophobia’s perpetuation of Missing White Woman Syndrome

Alisha Grech, University of Toronto, Canada

Islamophobia in Muslim Countries: A case study on Turkish Muslim Women

Nisa Efendioglu, University of Leeds, UK

The “perilous Muslim women” 

Amina Shareef, University of Cambridge, UK

Kashmiri Muslim Decolonial Feminism and Azadi/Freedom: Indian "Feminist" Filmmakers & Scholars' Islamophobic "Moves to Innocence”

Huma Dar, San Francisco State University and UC Berkeley, USA

3:45 – 5:15 Panel Six-France/ Quebec and Secular States Governing Islam

Panel Chair: Hatem Bazian, University of California, Berkeley, USA


Secularization of Islam in France: Islamophobic discourses during the special commission in charge of reviewing the bill "reinforcing the respect of the values of the French Republic" Hassina Bourihane, Laval University, Quebec City, Canada


Law 21 in Québec: “Act Respecting the Laicity of the State” or Institutionalised Islamophobia

Protecting the “Blanchité” of the State? 

Zeinab Diab, Université de Montréal, Canada


Islamophobia in Established Liberal Democracies, 

Johanna Loock, University of Leeds, UK


Construction of the Muslim Other and Erosion of Rights in France

Yasmine Djerbal, Queen’s University, Canada


Political Football: Anti-Muslim Biased Media Coverage of the 2022 World Cup


Jibril Latif, Gulf University for Science and Technology, Kuwait

5:30-6:45- Panel Seven-Internalized Islamophobia: Destroying American Muslim Communities from within

Panel Chair: Dalia Mogahed Director of Research, ISPU, USA

Sabreena Ghaffar-Siddiqui, Sheridan College, USA

Rania Awaad, Stanford University, USA

Abed Ayoub, Esq. National Legal & Policy Director, American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), USA

Sunday May 7th

9:00– 10:30 Panel Eight-Media, Schooling & Campus life

Panel Chair: Munir Jiwa, Islamic Studies Center, GTU, USA 

Experiences of Muslim Students in Quebec Colleges, 

Leila Bdeir, Vanier College, Canada

Let’s talk: Islamophobia Intergroup Dialogues on College Campuses

Fatima Hendricks, Occupational Therapist, South Africa

Grieving the Ungrievable: The Construction of Muslim Subject in Digital Mourning Spaces Zeinab Farokhi, University of Toronto, Canada

10:45 – 12:15 Panel Nine-European Horizons: Racialization of Space and Practice

Panel Chair: Farid Hafez, Williams College, USA

Islamophobia and Conversion: The Role Anti-Racism Plays in White Converts’ Experience of Islam Post 9-11

Sarah Mohr, GTU, USA

Islamophobia Six Zones 

Hatem Bazian, University of California, Berkeley

Islamophobia in France and "conspiratorial racialization" through the narrative of replacement, Marwan Mohammed, Science Po Pari, France

"Towards an Understanding of a “War On Antisemitism” – Transnational Policing and State Repression of Palestine Advocacy In Europe and Beyond"

Anna-E. Younes, Independent Scholar, Germany

12:15 – 2:00 Lunch Break
2:00 – 3:30 Panel Ten- Securitization

Panel Chair: Elsadig Elsheikh, Othering and Belonging Institute, UC Berkeley, USA 

Islamophobia and the Benefits of and Challenges for Prison Imams 

 Amin Asfari & James Gaceck, Regis University, USA

Criminology and Islamophobia in Higher Education

Fahid Quraishi, University of Salford, UK

Criminalizing Islamophobia Studies

Farid Hafez, Williams College, USA


What are the consequences of Islamophobia?

Ans De Nolf, KU Leuven, Belgium

3:45 – 5:15 Panel Eleven- Islamophobia and Political Horizons: Structural Unbelonging of Muslims

Panel Chair: Saul Takahashi, Osaka Jogakuin University, Japan


The Sun Rises in the West, Sets in East: Kashmir, Secularism and Knowledge Production

Iymon Majid, Kulturwissenchaftliches Institut, Germany


The Musalmaan of Hindoostaan: Spotlight on Muslims of Karnataka, India

Imran Mulla, University of Cambridge, UK & Karnataka University, India


The Dangers of Narratives of Resurgence: The Myth of Economic Anxiety and the Islamophobic Consequences of an Alt-Right Incursion in American Electoral Politics

Dalia Fahmy, Long Island University, USA


Islamophobic Discourses in India during Covid-19 Pandemic: A Case of Tablighi Jamaat, Mohsin Hassan Khan, University of Management and Technology, Pakistan

5:30-6:30 AGM and Closing Plenary