Toward a legal definition of Islamophobia

Boyd Law Building, Room 235
Monday, February 27th, 2017
Poster for Islamophobia event

The Public Policy Center will co-sponsor an event, "Toward a legal definition of Islamophobia," at 12:40 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 27 in UI College of Law Boyd Law Building, room 235. 

The event features Khaled Beydoun, an associate professor of law at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. He previously served on the UCLA School of Law faculty, and currently serves as affiliated faculty with the UC-Berkeley Islamophobia Research & Documentation Project. Beydoun has extensive experience as an attorney, working within the realm of civil rights, criminal defense and international law practice.

A Critical Race Theory scholar, Beydoun examines Islamophobia from a legal, race-based and intersectional perspective. His scholarship examines the racial construction of Arab and Muslim American identity, criminal and national security policing, and the intersection of race, religion and citizenship. His work has been featured in top law journals, including the California Law Review, the UCLA Law Review, the Michigan Journal of Race and Law, and the Harvard Journal of Race & Ethnic Justice.

A native of Detroit, Beydoun earned his law degree from the UCLA School of Law, and his B.A. from the University of Michigan. His also holds a Master's Degree from the University of Toronto. A regular commentator on pressing issues, Beydoun contributes regularly to Al-Jazeera English, serves as an expert consultant for the US Census Bureau, and has featured his opinion pieces in the New York Times, Washington Post, Newsweek, Salon and the BBC.

Additional sponsors are the International and Comparative Law Program, UI Center for Human Rights and the UI Religious Studies Department. 

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