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Understanding Islamophobia

Professor Peter Hopkins, Newcastle University

Date/Time: Tuesday 12 February 2019

In November 2018, the All Party Parliamentary Group in Westminster published its report following a consultation into providing a working definition of Islamophobia. The report notes that ‘Islamophobia is rooted in racism and is a type of racism that targets expressions of Muslimness or perceived Muslimness’. In this lecture, Newcastle University’s new Dean of Social Justice drew upon recent research about Islamophobia to explore what enables it and how it operates, what its impacts are and who is affected by it, and how to challenge and report it.