Racemaking in Europe: White imaginaries and the MENA diaspora

Submitted by Sophia Choto on

This roundtable discussion will examine contemporary European attitudes towards Middle Eastern and North African diasporas in Europe. Participants will discuss histories of racism, white supremacy, colonialism, and nationalism in European cultures, and how these histories manifest in contemporary xenophobia, anti-Muslim racism, and Islamophobia.

Nicolaas P Barr (CHID director of study abroad and lecturer), Jason Groves (associate professor of German Studies), Alix Wagner (CHID major), and Maya Zigler (CHID and Scandinavian Studies major). Moderated by Aria Fani (Assistant professor in Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures, director of Persian and Iranian Studies program).

Time/Date/Location: May 17, 3:30-5:00 pm, Thomson 134 and on zoom at https://washington.zoom.us/j/94762098288. (The discussion will also be recorded)