Call for Papers:
Africana Religions and Islamophobia
What can we learn about Islamophobia when we analyze it through an Africana lens? What happens when scholars insist on understanding anti-Muslim violence and prejudice beyond the context of one nation-state and instead adopt an African and African diasporic perspective? State Islamophobia, anti-Muslim hate movements, anti-Muslim violence, and popular anti-Muslim rhetoric have become distinguishing characteristics of domestic politics and foreign relations around the world. Military interventions across Africa, immigration policies in the United States and Europe, and electoral politics in Africa, Eurasia, and the Americas are often shaped in conversation with the “threat of Islam” or enmity against “the Muslim world.” This round table will feature essays of up to 3,000 words on how African, African American, and African Diasporic religious practitioners and communities have challenged, contributed to, been oppressed by, and/or intersected with anti-Muslim racism, prejudice, and violence in modern and contemporary life. Scholars interested in participating should submit a 150-word proposal to the editors of the Journal of Africana Religions via email at <[email protected]> by September 30, 2017. The final deadline for the submission of completed essays will be January 30, 2018.