Islamophobia Studies Journal

Islamophobia Studies Journal

Islamophobia Studies Journal is an annual peer-review journal that focuses on the critical analysis of Islamophobia and its multiple manifestations in our contemporary moment.

Print ISSN: 2325-8381 / e-ISSN: 2325-839X

About the Journal

The Journal is produced in collaboration with the Islamophobia Research and Documentation Project at the Center for Race and Gender at Berkeley, a research unit dedicated to the systematic study of Othering Islam and Muslims. ISJ is an interdisciplinary and multi-lingual academic journal that encourages submissions that theorizes the historical, political, economic, and cultural phenomenon of Islamophobia in relation to the construction, representation, and articulation of “Otherness.” ISJ is an open scholarly exchange, exploring new approaches, methodologies, and contemporary issues.

Aims & Scope

The Journal is produced in collaboration with the Islamophobia Research and Documentation Project at the Center for Race and Gender at Berkeley, a research unit dedicated to the systematic study of Othering Islam and Muslims. ISJ is an interdisciplinary and multi-lingual academic journal that encourages submissions that theorizes the historical, political, economic, and cultural phenomenon of Islamophobia in relation to the construction, representation, and articulation of “Otherness.” ISJ is an open scholarly exchange, exploring new approaches, methodologies, and contemporary issues.

The Islamophobia Research & Documentation Project (IRDP) focuses on a systematic and empirical approach to the study of Islamophobia and its impact on Muslim communities. Today, Muslims in the U.S., parts of Europe, and around the world have been transformed into a demonized and feared global “other,” subjected to legal, social, and political discrimination. Even at the highest levels of political discourse, the 2008 U.S. Presidential elections, Islamophobia took center stage as a sizeable number of Americans expressed fear that Barack Obama, the first African American president, is somehow a closet Muslim. Newspaper articles, tv shows, books, popular movies, political debates, and cultural conflicts over immigration and security produce ample evidence of the stigmatization of Islam within dominant culture.

Journal Information

The journal is annual, publishing online and in print in May. The website for the Islamophobia Research & Documentation Project can be found here.

Editorial Board
Hatem Bazian, Islamophobia Research and Documentation Project, University of California, Berkeley.
Maxwell Leung, Grinnell College and California College of the Arts.
Munir Jiwa, Center for Islamic Studies, Graduate Theological Union.
Rabab Abdulhadi, Race and Resistance Studies, San Francisco State University.
Ramon Grosfoguel, Department of Ethnic Studies, University of California, Berkeley.

 

Editorial staff members
Paula Thompson, Copy Editor, University of California, Berkeley.
Rhonda Itaoui, Copy Editor, University of California, Berkeley.
Umer Mahmood, Marketing and Circulation.
Hani Kharufeh, Design and IT.

The ISJ encourages submissions that closely interrogate the ideological, discursive, and epistemological frameworks employed in processes of “Otherness”—the complex social, political, economic, gender, sexual, and religious forces that are intimately linked in the historical production of the modern world from the dominance of the colonial/imperial north to the post-colonial south. At the heart of ISJ is an intellectual and collaborative project between scholars, researchers, and community agencies to recast the production of knowledge about Islamophobia away from a dehumanizing and subordinating framework to an emancipatory and liberatory one for all peoples in this far-reaching and unfolding domestic and global process.

Please see the submission guidelines here.

If you are interested in submitting to the journal, please contact the editor for more details using the above contact details, or submit to: https://irdp.submittable.com/submit/137615/islamophobia-studies-journal-submission-page

Editorial Correspondence can be addressed to hatemb@berkeley.edu

Publisher Pluto Journals, kush@plutojournals.com  

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