Sylvia Chan-Malik: “A Part of Islam: Recovering Race and Gender in Muslim America”

Sylvia Chan-Malik: “A Part of Islam: Recovering Race and Gender in Muslim America”

Professor Chan-Malik’s research explores the racialization of Islam in the U.S. She examines how national legacies of anti-blackness and late-20th century Black freedom struggles, alongside neoliberal logics of race, gender, class, sexuality, and “multicultural democracy,” have informed constructions of Islamic Terror and Muslim American cultural politics since the 1970s.

Sylvia Chan-Malik is the UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellow in American Studies at UC Santa Cruz.