Although the “Muslim question” seems to be lastingly anchored at the heart of public space (Deltombe 2007 ; Hajjat et Mohammed 2013), few research works look into contemporary Islamophobia within the French academic field. As pointed out by Marwan Mohammed in introduction of the special issue of the journal Sociologiethat was dedicated to the question, the French-speaking university is characterized “as much by the rareness of its publications on islamophobia as by the absence of programs or research spaces dedicated to the subject”. (Mohammed 2014). Nevertheless, if the term “Islamophobia” itself remains unequally accepted within the scholarly debate in France (Asal 2014), the state of the matter is entirely different in the English-speaking academic world. Indeed, in the United States and in the United Kingdom, many research works (Klug, 2012) from diverse intellectual and disciplinary traditions (Hafez 2018) have tackled the issue of the genesis (Bazian 2017) and the conceptualization (Sayyid 2018) of contemporary Islamophobia; what is more, several collective research programs were launched, whose highlight was the annual International Conference on Islamophobia Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.
6th Annual Paris Islamophobia Conference,Paris, France,Monday, December 16th
International Islamophobia Studies Association, Islamophobia Research and Documentation Project, University of California, Berkeley
Islamophobia Studies Center
& Centre for Ethnicity and Racism Studies, University of Leeds, UK,Islamophobia Studies Journal
& ReOrient Journal.
Call for Papers: Deadline, September 15th, 2019
Abstract submission and deadlines:
Abstracts are due on September 15th, 2019:
1) A 300-word abstract
2) A 100 words bio in a paragraph format to be used for the program if accepted.
3) A high resolution photo for the use in website and social media promos
4) Send abstract to the following link
Paris 6th Annual Islamophobia Conference Call for Papers https://irdp.submittable.com/submit/143189/islamophobia-and-social-sciences-contemporary-issues-paris-6th-annual-islamophob