Muslim Studies Program Annual Conference
Date(s) - 04/08/2021 - 04/09/2021
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Michigan State University is hosting an international conference on Global Islamophobia and the News Media, Entertainment Media, and Social Media. This conference will present work related to Muslim portrayals in the media (e.g., news, entertainment, social media) and evaluate how Islamophobia manifests on these platforms.
The media is an important conduit for conveying messages to the public, shaping public attitudes, influencing the national discourse, and generating stereotypes. Past research suggests the ways in which outgroups are represented in the media impacts the public’s perceptions, attitudes, and behaviors toward them, as well as shaping support for policies that harm members of these outgroups. Scholarship is only now beginning to extend this line of research to Muslims, and to specifically explore how the media is shaping discrimination against Muslims globally.
Register for event here. https://msu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_7yAKBF9xQqSWX5LO7EY1bA
Details here. https://muslimstudies.isp.msu.edu/about/conference/