Islamophobia and Antisemitism: Challenges and Bridges
|Date||Wed, Oct 14, 10:30am - 11:30am|
The Center for Holocaust, Human Rights & Genocide Education's (chhange) October Virtual Lunch & Learn, Islamophobia and Antisemitism: Challenges and Bridges, will be led by Dr. Mehnaz Afridi of Manhattan College.
Dr. Afridi will discuss historical, political, and religious dimensions of antisemitism and Islamophobia. She will share her work on both and display the ways in which this racism has resurfaced in the United States and Europe. In Shoah through Muslim Eyes, her last book, she discusses her journey with Judaism as a Muslim. Her work is based on the struggle of antisemitism within Muslim communities and her interviews with survivors. She hopes to create bridges between Jews and Muslims by showing the similarities and challenges.
Dr. Mehnaz Afridi is an Associate Professor of Religious studies and Director of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Interfaith Education Center at Manhattan College. She teaches courses on Islam, the Holocaust, Genocide, and issues of gender within Islam. Her recent book Shoah through Muslim Eyes (Academic Studies Press, 2017) was nominated for the Yad Vashem International Book Prize for Holocaust Research and the Jacob Schnitzer Book Award. She is currently working on a book, The Wounded Muslim, (Lexington Books, 2023). In 2019 she was awarded the Costello Award for teaching excellence in the School of Liberal Arts at Manhattan College. Dr. Afridi obtained her PhD from University of South Africa, her M.A. and B.A. from Syracuse University.
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