What is Islamophobia? Citizens’ Feelings toward Ethnicity, Religion and Religiosity

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

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24
April 2019
Wednesday
13:00-14:30

1506

Speakers

Marc Helbling
Professor in Political Sociology, University of Bamberg

Chair

Andreas Backhaus
Research Fellow, CEPS

What is Islamophobia? Citizens’ Feelings toward Ethnicity, Religion and Religiosity

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24
April 2019
Wednesday
13:00-14:30
Participation in this event is exceptionally free of charge. A sandwich lunch will be served from 12.30 onwards.

1506

CEPS Conference room

Place du Congrès 1 - 1000 Brussels