This Muslim-American Life: Dispatch from the War on Terror with Moustafa Bayoumi

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This Muslim-American Life: Dispatch from the War on Terror with Moustafa Bayoumi

Thursday, October 17th

11:30-12:30

U219/U220

In this lecture, Moustafa Bayoumi reveals what the war on terror looks like from the vantage point of Muslim Americans. He will highlight the profound effect surveillance and stereotyping can have on ordinary lives, since to be a Muslim American today often means to exist in an absurd space between exotic and dangerous, victim and villain, simply because of the assumptions people carry about you.

Moustafa Bayoumi is the author of the critically acclaimed How Does It Feel To Be a Problem?: Being Young and Arab in America (Penguin), which won an American Book Award and the Arab American Book Award for Non-Fiction, and of This Muslim American Life: Dispatches from the War on Terror, which was chosen as a Best Book of 2015 by The Progressive magazine and was also awarded the Arab American Book Award for Non-Fiction. A frequent contributor to The Guardian, Bayoumi has also written for The New York Times Magazine, New York magazine, The Nation, CNN.com, The London Review of Books, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Daily Beast, and many other places.

C0-sponsored with the Muslim Students Association.                                    

Thursday, 17 October, 2019

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Helen-Margaret Nasser

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