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Islamophobia in India: Stoking Bigotry

Discussions in research and publications on India, on the one hand, have focused on the rapid economic growth, emerging and vibrant technology sector and the increasing level of affluence present in pockets across the country. On the other hand, an emerging group of scholars has examined the negative impacts of such economic success with a focus on the intensification of poverty, rural to urban migration, and the collapse of existing family and cultural norms. In both of these areas of research, very little is known about the rising tide of religious ultra-nationalism that utilizes violence and structural othering as a tool of gaining and expanding power.

This first of its kind report on the status of Islamophobia in India is meant to provide a groundbreaking collection of evidence and provide a reference point for all future work on the subject.

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Islamophobia on the Campaign Trail

ISC is tracking islamophobic rhetoric on the 2020 Campaign Trail. Hate crimes spike during election cycles, and we seek to provide an aggregator for statements and rhetoric from politicians during the election cycle. Islamophobia and racism are politicized and utilized as a tools; effectively normalizing dangerous rhetoric and moving islamophobia from the theatre of harassment to fully institutionalized and systematic legislations.

Islamophobia Studies Journal

The Islamophobia Studies Journal (ISJ) is a bi-annual publication that focuses on the critical analysis of Islamophobia and its multiple manifestations in our contemporary moment. ISJ is an interdisciplinary and multi-lingual academic journal that encourages submissions that theorizes the historical, political, economic, and cultural phenomenon of Islamophobia in relation to the construction, representation, and articulation of “Otherness.” The ISJ is an open scholarly exchange, exploring new approaches, methodologies, and contemporary issues.

Latest Issue: Vol. 5, No. 1, Fall 2019

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ISC is an educational-not-for-profit research organization dedicated to countering the presence of Islamophobia in society through the use of applied research, civic engagement, education, and global classrooms.

Applied Research

Our research on Islamophobia is the first step in getting to the root and influencing policies to solve the problem.


ISC comprises research groups, academic video series, diaspora studies across different levels within the educational system.

Civic Engagement

We hosts conferences and engages in groundwork in collaboration with civil rights organizations around the globe.

Global Classrooms

ISC offers summer institutes in Jordan, France, and Turkey with revolving themes each year, reflecting current affairs.