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The Canadian Islamophobia Industry

Research Spotlight

The Canadian Islamophobia Industry

Featuring Dr. Jasmin Zine

December 6th, 2022 1 pm est

Please join the Centre on Hate, Bias and Extremism as we welcome Dr. Jasmin Zine to our Webinar event to discuss her report on the Canadian Islamophobia Industry and the impacts it has had on communities across Canada.

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Dr. Jasmin Zine is a Professor of Sociology and Religion & Culture at Wilfrid Laurier University. Her recent book: Under Siege: Islamophobia and the 9/11 Generation (McGill -Queens University Press) explores the experiences of the millennial generation of Canadian Muslim youth who came of age during the global war on terror and times of heightened anti-Muslim racism. She is author of a major report on the Canadian Islamophobia industry that examines the networks of hate and bigotry that purvey and monetize Islamophobia. She served as a consultant on combating Islamophobia for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the Council of Europe (COE), and the Office for the Democratic Institutions and Human Rights at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (ODHIR/OSCE). She is a sought-after media commentator and has given numerous invited talks and keynotes in Istanbul, Paris, Vienna, Budapest, Berlin, Madrid, Cordoba, Nairobi, Uppsala, as well as in Pakistan and across the U.S.  Dr. Zine is co-founder of the International Islamophobia Studies Research Association (IISRA).