Islamophobia Course Project Highlights
As part of the course, students are asked to form small groups and formulate a relevant research project relating to Islamophobia. Students have conducted surveys regarding Islamophobic hiring practices in the Bay Area, surveying UC Berkeley campus attitudes on Muslims and also on the hijab, examined the effects of Islamophobia on Bay Area Muslim communities post 9/11, analyzed political cartoons from the Iranian Revolution to the current period, made short documentaries, examined articles on the Ground Zero Mosque and Fort Hood shooting for Islamophobic rhetoric and explored the existence of Islamophobia in the military.
One of our students and project leader, Iraqi war vet Emily Yates in an Arab TV interview about her experience in the US military that culminated into her class project.
Iraq Veterans Against the War
Islamophobia in the U.S Military
The video the group submitted on Islamophobia in the US Military, was shown on UC Berkeley campus September 11, 2012 led by a panel discussion of scholars, vets and activists.
ASAMST132 Course Group [E.Yates, M.Marcil, J.Hebenstreit, T.Tapavalu]