In this talk, I will offer social-psychological perspectives on Islamophobia. The main questions I attempt to address are: How can Islamophobia be understood and conceptualized from a psychological perspective? What psychological factors make people hold Islamophobic attitudes and conspiracy beliefs? What consequences has Islamophobia for Muslims’ social identities and well-being? How can we reduce religious prejudice and foster interreligious solidarity? To shed light on these questions, I will present results from various cross-cultural studies we have conducted among Muslim and non-Muslim populations in different parts of the world (e.g., the US, Europe, Middle East).
The INTERSECT webinar series
This webinar series is part of the INTERSECT project on intersecting flows of Islamophobia, led by MF Norwegian School of Theology, Religion and Society and C-REX.