"State Surveillance, Muslim Subjects and Islamophobia" Symposium (Dec 5, 2019) and Grad Student Workshop (Dec 6, 2019) with Dr. Nisha Kapoor

December 5, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
109 Atkinson College (Harry Crowe Room), York University
4700 Keele St
Julia Pyryeskina

The Centre for Feminist Research, in collaboration with The Graduate Program in Gender, Feminist and Women's Studies, Presents:

State Surveillance, Muslim Subjects and Islamophobia symposium & Graduate Student Workshop


> State Surveillance, Muslim Subjects and Islamophobia symposium

Date: Thursday, December 5, 2019
Time: 10am-3.30pm
Location: 109 Atkinson College (Harry Crowe Room), York University, 4700 Keele St         

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Accessible entrance on the north-east side of the building
Gender Neutral Washroom: Room 119A
Wayfinding signs will be posted on the day of the event

How do contemporary practices of governmentality shape Islamophobia? Bringing together international and Canadian scholars, activists and emerging scholars, the symposium explores the implications of British and Canadian state national security strategies for the civil liberties of Muslim subjects, and the ways these regulations shape and reinforces the discourses of Islamophobia.


10am-12pm:  'Meek', 'Mother', 'Monster': Sur(veil)ling Muslim Women by Dr. Nisha Kapoor

Graduate Program in Gender, Feminist and Women's Studies Annual Lecture and Q&A

12-1pm: catered lunch

1-3.30pm: Panel and Q&A with Dr. Jasmin Zine, Khadija Cajee, and Hawa Mire

Click here to RSVP for the symposium. Questions? Contact juliapyr@yorku.ca


“Meek', 'Mother', 'Monster': Sur(veil)ling Muslim Women” by Dr. Nisha Kapoor

Dr. Nisha Kapoor is the author of Deport, Deprive, Extradite: 21st Century State Extremism (2018, Verso). She is an Assistant Professor in Sociology at University of Warwick. Prior to that, she held appointments at the University of York (UK) and Duke University, where she was 2012-13 Samuel DuBois Cook Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for the study of Race, Ethnicity and Gender in the Social Sciences (REGSS) and at Manchester Metropolitan University. She was awarded an ESRC Future Research Leaders Award, 2015-18 entitled ‘Race, Citizenship and the State in the Context of the War on Terror’.

“Deemed High Profile: Kids on the No Fly List" by Khadija Cajee

Khadija Cajee is an entrepreneur and the co-founder of No Fly List Kids (@noflylistkids), a grassroots advocacy group whose work compelled the Federal Government to legislate changes to Canada’s Secure Air Travel Act after she discovered her infant son had been falsely flagged as a security risk.

"Islamophobia and the Security Industrial Complex" by Dr. Jasmin Zine

Dr. Jasmin Zine (Wilfrid Laurier University) has developed award winning curriculum on Islamophobia and anti-Muslim racism and worked with the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe the Council of Europe, and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization on guidelines for educators and policy-makers on combating Islamophobia. She has completed a SSHRC-funded national study on the impact of 9/11, the ‘war on terror’ and domestic security discourses and policies on Canadian Muslim youth and is finishing a book manuscript based on this study tentatively titled: Under Siege: Islamophobia and the 9/11 Generation. She is currently working on a SSHRC funded research project mapping the Canadian Islamophobia industry in partnership with the National Council of Canadian Muslims.

Hawa Y. Mire is a diasporic Somali storyteller, writer, and strategist with more than a decade of experience in high-impact community-based initiatives, as well as the co-editor of MAANDEEQ, a collective of young Somali-demics from diverse fields who write about the Somali territories and the Somali diaspora. She holds a master’s degree in environmental studies from York University, where her research was preoccupied with storytelling as a site of social-boundary making, and is currently completing her PhD in anthropology at Carleton University.


> Graduate Student Workshop with Dr. Nisha Kapoor

Date: Friday, December 6, 2019
Time: 11am-12.30pm
Location: 519 Kaneff Tower, York University, 4700 Keele St         

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Accessibility information: Accessible space, with elevator access and door opening push buttons in the building lobby. The wheelchair-accessible and gender-neutral bathroom is located in the hallway leading from the elevators to the room. Wayfinding signs will be posted. Please note Kaneff is not a scent-neutral environment. Let us know if you have other accessibility needs. Wayfinding signs will be posted on the day of the event.

Limited space available.

Click here to RSVP for the workshop. Questions? Contact juliapyr@yorku.ca


Co-Sponsored by: York University Graduate Students' Association (YUGSA), Research Events Fund at the Dean’s Office of the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, the Department of Sociology and the Department of Social Science.