What citizens think about Muslim immigrants has important implications for some of the most pressing challenges facing Western democracies. However, our contemporary understanding of ‘Islamophobia’ is still very limited. Is it a dislike based on immigrants’ ethnic background, or is it rather their religious identity that causes rejection? Or is the aversion toward Islam restricted to specific religious behaviours?
At the next MEDAM Seminar, Marc Helbling will present his joint research with Richard Traunmüller on what Islamophobia actually is. Marc Helbling is Full Professor in political sociology at the Department of Political Science at the University of Bamberg and a Research Fellow at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center where he has previously been head of the research group ‘Immigration Policies in Comparison’ (IMPIC). Among his works, he has edited the volume “Islamophobia in the West - Measuring and Explaining Individual Attitudes”.
The presentation will be followed by a discussion of the results and possible implications for EU and national policymakers in the area of migration.
A live stream will be available during the event.
Registration & sandwich lunch from 12.30 - Meeting from 13.00 to 14.30