Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies

States, Exclusion, and the Politics of Identity

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:15pm

CSUN Northridge Center

States, Exclusion, and the Politics of Identity


Joe Wiltberger, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Central American Studies, CSUN "Latinx Immigration in a Climate of Uncertainty": Discussing emerging questions surrounding recent changes in immigration enforcement and the legacy of social exclusion affecting the Latinx community in the United States.

Azza Basarudin, Lecturer, Dept. of Gender & Women’s Studies, UCLA & CSUN “Feminists contesting the State and Moderate Islam in Malaysia”: How Malaysian state crafts a 'moderate' Islamic identity in a country with a very diverse ethnic/religious population. How gender intersects with identity politics and 'Malay-ness‘.

Ibrahim al Sultan, Graduate student in Mass Communication, Journalism, CSUN “Stateless people living in Kuwait”: Ibrahim as one of a team of students who debuted 360 video reporting in the department. He has also reported for the Pop Up Newsroom's sonic reporting project. He is currently working on a documentary about the bedum, stateless people in Kuwait.

Nayereh Tohidi, Professor of GWS and Director of MEIS “Navigating Islamist Extremism & Islamophobia in Iran and the US”: How to deal with challenges and dilemmas that women/men of Muslim heritage experience when they do advocacy work on women/human rights and democracy.

Supported & Co-sponsored by:

College of Humanities, the Dean of Students, Asian American Studies, Institute of Gender, Globalization and Democracy, and the Women’s Research and Resource Center

Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies
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