Presentation based on interviews conducted with young Muslims in Germany during 2017
The presentation fleshes out the different and highly creative strategies, narratives, and actions countering and challenging the manifestations of Islamophobia in contemporary Germany. Young Muslims in Germany have developed a wide range of engagements and enacted political interventions ranging from highly creative artistic compositions and expressions – such as photography, poetry and comics – bringing forth their experiences of discrimination while playing with humor and satire, to the use of social media as a vehicle to underscore and make visible everyday and structural racism. Likewise, some of them have started to offer a different view on Muslim life through journalism and blogging, engaging in academic research and political forums, while working with different communities affected also by racism and discrimination, and building bridges of solidarity. This presentation retakes some of the findings of the research project “Countering Islamophobia Through the Development of Best Practice in the use of Counter-Narratives in EU Member States”, funded by the Directorate-General Justice of the European Commission.
Lecturer: Dr. Luis Manuel Hernández Aguilar
Researcher in the project “Countering Islamophobia Through the Development of Best Practice in the use of Counter-Narratives in EU Member States”, financed by the European Comission. He holds a PhD in Sociology from Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main, a M.A. in Social Science from latinamerican faculty for the social science at Campus México (FLACSO México). Luis M. Hernández fields of research are racism, discrimination, islamophobia, state theories and postcolonial theory.
Location: Sigmund Freud PrivatUniversität Berlin | Hörsaal 4
Date/Time: May 15, 2018 | 6-8 pm