University of Chicago's Ventures Podcast

University of Chicago Center for Middle Eastern Studies has a podcast called “Ventures.” Each episode contains an interview with a person such as a scholar, musician, artist, or journalist on a topic related to the Middle East.


Islamophobia Studies Journal Spring 2021

The Journal is produced in collaboration with the Islamophobia Research and Documentation Project at the Center for Race and Gender at Berkeley, a research unit dedicated to the systematic study of Othering Islam and Muslims. ISJ is an interdisciplinary and multi-lingual academic journal that encourages submissions that theorizes the historical, political, economic, and cultural phenomenon of Islamophobia in relation to the construction, representation, and articulation of “Otherness.” ISJ is an open scholarly exchange, exploring new approaches, methodologies, and contemporary issues.


What the Patriarchy?!

A series dedicated to uprooting patriarchy from Islam. The Youtube series is run by Shehnaz (PhD, Islamic Studies), Assistant Professor & Blogger.


Curriculum Internationalization Resources for Community College Educators

Here is a website continually developing (just put some new materials on it this week) specifically for community college/early undergraduate educators who want to internationalize their curriculum!!! A number of Title VI National Resource Centers on a variety of world areas are coming together to put information on it. You can find background information for yourself or to hand out to students, curricular materials, PD opportunities, movie/book suggestions, links to great resources, and more. Best of all, it’s searchable by subject, world area, etc.


The Year in Hate and Extremism 2019 | Recommended Read

In 2019, the third year of the Trump presidency, data gathered by the Intelligence Project of the SPLC documents a continued and rising threat to inclusive democracy: a surging white nationalist movement that has been linked to a series of racist and antisemitic terror attacks and has coincided with an increase in hate crime.


Photos: Life in the Time of COVID-19

Iran is one of the main countries hit by the COVID-19 virus and has been in quarantine for a few weeks now. The US Institute of Peace has a great series of photos showing how the country is coping. (I found the pictures of elementary students being educated through TV broadcasts especially interesting.) The country is coping pretty well - though people are really disappointed that the Persian New Year festivities, two weeks of celebration of their biggest holiday, have been cancelled.


Film History and National Identity

Film History and National Identity
Written by Julie Weiss

For students: We hope this guide sharpens your reading skills and deepens your understanding.
For teachers: We encourage reproduction and adaptation of these ideas, freely and without further permission from AramcoWorld, by teachers at any
Common Core Standards met in this lesson: RI.9-10.1, RI.9-10.7, W.9-10.2 (see details below).

—The Editors


Back to school? 2019 Study about Muslim College Students

Announced by University of Pittsburgh


According to our new report, campus Muslim Student Association involvement is unrelated to confidence in one’s faith, suggesting that campus MSAs are welcoming to all Muslims in different places on their spiritual journey. Read our new report for more insights on MSA members. (


Islamophobia Research, An Initiative at Georgetown University

The Bridge Initiative is a multi-year research project on Islamophobia housed in Georgetown University. The Bridge Initiative aims to disseminate original and accessible research, offers engaging analysis and commentary on contemporary issues, and hosts a wide repository of educational resources to inform the general public about Islamophobia. Available at the site are fact sheets, articles, infographics and more. Sign up for mailing to get up to date information on Islamophobic news.


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