Islamophobia in America


Islamophobia in America

Type of Event: Lecture
Presenter: Dr. Carl W. Ernst (Dept. of Religious Studies, UNC Chapel Hill)

March 17, 2014
2:30-4 p.m.
Auditorium, EUC

Brief description: Professor Carl W. Ernst (Ph.D. Harvard, 1981) is the William R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor at UNC Chapel Hill. He will be discussing his latest book which he has edited, Islamophobia in America: The Anatomy of Intolerance (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2013). CHOICE has highly recommended the collection of five essays which are a “must-read deconstruction of the psychosis called ‘Islamophobia’.” Professor Ernst is a specialist in Islamic studies, with a focus on West and South Asia. His publisheed research based on the study of Arabic, Persian, and Urdu, has been mainly devoted to the study of three areas: general and critical issues of Islamic studies, premodern and contemporary Sufism, and Indo-Muslim culture. His most recent book is How to Read the Qur’an: A New Guide, with Select Translations (UNC Press, 2011) and he is the author and co-author of numerous other books and articles.