Deepa Kumar, Associate Professor of Media Studies and Middle Eastern Studies at Rutgers University, spoke at four events in the Vancouver area from March 2-5, 2013, at Simon Fraser University, the University of British Columbia, Kwantlen Polytechnic University and Langara College, on Islamophobia and the politics of empire.
This video, provided by the Seriously Free Speech Committee, presents Deepa Kumar’s talk on the evening of March 2.
Her book titled Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire (Haymarket Books, 2012), looks at how the “Muslim enemy” has historically been mobilized to suit the goals of empire.
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Organized by Seriously Free Speech Committee Vancouver; financially supported by the Hari Sharma Foundation, UBC Social Justice Committee and the Simon Fraser Public Interest Research Group. ENDORSED BY Afghans United for Justice; Boycott Israeli Apartheid Campaign; Canada Palestine Association; Canada Palestine Support Network; Critical Race and Postcolonial Feminist Theory Research Network; Independent Jewish Voices; Kwantlen University Critical Criminology Working Group; Siraat; South Asian Network for Secularism and Democracy (SANSAD); UBC Colour Connected; UBC Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights, Westcoast Sheen.