Conference "Racism and Religion" 6-8 November 2019

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  • Location: Humanistiska teatern
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  • Organiser: Centre for Multidisciplinary Studies on Racism (CEMFOR)
  • Contact person: Jeannette Escanilla
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Conference "Racism and Religion", November 6-8, 2019 at Uppsala University, Sweden.

Konferens om Rasism och Religion, 6-8 november, 2019 vid Uppsala universitet.

KEYNOTES SPEAKERS

JASMIN ZINE: "RACE, RELIGION AND GENDER IN THE ISLAMOPHOBIA INDUSTRY". Ph.D. Professor, Sociology/Religion & Culture/Muslim Studies Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON

MARIA EMILIA TIJOUX: "CUERPOS RACIALIZADOS EN CHILE: FICCIÓN RACIAL Y SUFRIMIENTO SOCIAL DE LOS INMIGRANTES CONTEMPORÁNEOS". Associate professor in Sociology, FACSO, Universidad de Chile. "Racialized bodies in Chile: Racial fiction and social suffering among contemporary migrants” (Spanish with simultaneous translation to English).

DAVID THEO GOLDBERG: "IMMACULATE CONCEPTIONS: ARTICULATIONS OF THE RACIAL/RELIGIOUS". Director and Professor, University of California. Humanities Research Institute, Executive Director Digital Media and Learning

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In an attempt to bring together the distinct and vast fields of Racism studies and Religious studies this conference aims to seek new and innovative ways to understand some of the most acute problems humanity is facing today.

Developments across the world in recent decades, often referred to as part of a post-secular era show that in order to understand how processes of racism, nationalism, and exclusion come about in different forms, we need to view these developments as intertwined with religion and ideas of religion and religiosity. The histories of racism and religion are entangled. The rise in islamophobia and antisemitism, the legitimizing of violent persecution of minorities in the name of religion, and controversies around the visibility of religious practices in public space, all point to the need for a deeper understanding of in what ways religion historically and in the present plays a central role in producing and upholding racism and colonial practices/structures. But also, its central role in counter movements such as civil rights, indigenous rights, and anti-apartheid. An additional aspect to explore is religious symbols and representations that have been part of art and music and the place of spiritualism in artistic resistance to racism.

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