Exploring & Dismantling Islamophobia and Christian Normativity

Participants will be introduced to the study of Islamophobia and examine the ways that Christianity has become established as normative to American identity and thus operates as a hegemonic force in the othering of Muslims and non-Christians. Working intersectionally, we will focus on the relationship between race and religious identity, seeing how Christianity has been deployed to create and sustain both White and Christian supremacy. By the end of the course, students will develop an effective model, training, or workshop for use in their specific context addressing Islamophobia and Christian privilege. Students will be encouraged to attend and participate in CTS’ biennial RIOTcon conference.