Public lecture will discuss the impacts of Islamophobic violence in Canada

Posted by er134 at Apr 30, 2013 11:55 AM |
Criminology expert to discuss anti-Muslim hate crimes in a public lecture at the University of Leicester on Wednesday 8 May

As part of the Scarman Lecture Series, hosted by the Department of Criminology at the University of Leicester, Dr Barbara Perry (pictured) will give a talk on the subject of Islamophobic hate crime in Canada on Wednesday 8 May.

Dr Perry, Professor and Associate Dean of Social Science and Humanities at the University of Ontario, Institute of Technology will talk about her research in a paper entitled Rejected and Dejected: The Impacts of Islamophobic Violence in Canada.

While not as prevalent in Canada as in the US or UK, Islamophobic violence continues to affect Muslims in Canada.

The consequences of this violence on victims and non-victims alike are daunting, and range from elevated fear of victimization, to withdrawal, to behavioural changes, to disillusionment with Canada.

Drawing on a cluster of surveys, interviews and focus groups, this paper begins to paint a picture of these wide-ranging impacts.

The lecture will be held in the Frank and Katherine May Lecture Theatre, Henry Wellcome Building on Wednesday 8 May at 5:00pm, followed by a wine reception. The event is free and open to all but places must be booked in advance.

For more information and to book a place please contact Russell Knifton on 0116 252 5780 or email: rk191@le.ac.uk