Muslim Immigration and Assimilation

Fighting Islamophobia in America

Fighting Islamophobia in America

A student in the y:1 course Muslim Immigration and Assimilation posted this on the class blog. This is a great video I found on the Washington Post website. It juxtaposes anti-Muslim rhetoric with images of everyday Muslims. The video was created by the Unity Productions Foundation to encourage Americans to recognize all Muslims living in the US as “Fellow […]

Assimilation’s Failure, Terrorism’s Rise

Assimilation’s Failure, Terrorism’s Rise

“Multiculturalism has become a fraught issue throughout Europe in recent years,” Kenan Malik writes in this essay from the New York Times. Professor Padmini Coopamah calls the essay “a nice comparative analysis of the failure of multiculturalism as policy” and suggests that it would be of special interest to those students enrolled in the Muslim […]

Reza Aslan and France's efforts to ban the burqa

Reza Aslan and France’s efforts to ban the burqa

Check out this brief but very engaging discussion between Reza Aslan and Irshad Manji, author of The Trouble With Islam Today: A Muslim’s Call for Reform in Her Faith, about the issue of France banning “the burqa” (though you’ll hear Aslan assert that the term burqa is a loaded one that is being used to […]


Muslim Immigration and Assimilation in Modern Europe

Muslim Immigration and Assimilation in Modern Europe

Professors: Marie-Thérèse Killiam (French)   Padmini Coopamah (Government and International Affairs)   In this seminar we will examine the experience of Muslim immigrants in Europe, with a particular focus on France. Through the study of literary and scholarly texts, supplemented by movies and documentaries, we will explore the challenges that Muslim immigration poses for the […]

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