Dr Arshad Ali (Institute of Education, University of London)
Date: 16 October 2013Time: 5:00 PM
Finishes: 16 October 2013Time: 7:00 PM
Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: G51
Type of Event: Seminar
Dr. Arshad Ali's research investigates how Muslim youth tackle the obstacles they face in claiming an identity, one situated at the crossroads of religious, national, and racial difference. Drawing upon five years of ethnographic research, this talk explores how the context of state surveillance altered and re-figured the way young Muslims understand their participation in community, political and social life. Dr. Ali will discuss the myriad of laws, policies and regulations at national, state and local levels that promote the policing of Muslim youth. Examining specific cases of agent provocateurs and intelligence infiltration of youth communities, Dr. Ali discusses their ramifications on how young Muslims construct, re-imagine and re-figure notions of community, political participation and identity.
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