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Moustafa Bayoumi

Professor of English at Brooklyn College, City University of New York;

Columnist for The Guardian



This Muslim American Life: Dispatches from the War on Terror

Thursday October 19th at 5:30pm

Bloomington Campus, Hodge Hall, Room 2075

Bayoumi will discuss what the War on Terror looks like from the vantage point of Muslim Americans, highlighting the profound effect that surveillance has had on how they live their lives. To be a Muslim American today often means to exist in an absurd space between exotic and dangerous, victim and villain, simply because of the assumptions people hold. Bayoumi exposes how contemporary politics, movies, novels, media experts and more have together produced a culture of fear and suspicion that not only willfully forgets the Muslim-American past, but also threatens all of our civil liberties in the present.  This Muslim American Life was awarded the 2016 Evelyn Shakir Non-Fiction Arab American Book Award.



Sponsored by the ISLAM IN THE AMERICAN PUBLIC SPHERE seminar