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Arabs and Muslims in the Media, Lecture by Evelyn Alsultany

October 17 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT

NCC is excited to welcome speaker Evelyn Alsultany to speak virtually on October 17, 2022 at 7pm EST. This event is sponsored by NCC Monroe Student Life, College Life committee and the Pocono Chamber of Commerce. To sign up use the following link: or contact for more details. More information about the speaker is below:


Evelyn Alsultany is a leading expert on the history of representations of Arabs and Muslims in the U.S. media.Her research, teaching, and lecturing are driven by a commitment to bringing Arab and Muslim Americans into the broader conversation about racial politics in the U.S. In her lectures, she seeks to educate audiences on the history of stereotypical representations of Arabs and Muslims in the US media, its consequences as evident in public opinion and government policies, and alternatives to foster greater human respect and dignity.She is the author of Arabs and Muslims in the Media: Race and Representation after 9/11 (New York University Press, 2012) that examines a paradox in an increase in positive portrayals of Arabs and Muslims in the U.S. media after 9/11 and a simultaneous increase in hate crimes and government policies targeting Arabs and Muslims. She shows that even seemingly positive images can produce meanings that justify exclusion and inequality. Professor Alsultany has served as a consultant for Hollywood studios on how to better represent Muslim characters. Recently she co-authored the Obeidi-Alsultany Test to help Hollywood improve representations of Muslims. She recently launched a podcast, “Muslims As Seen on TV.”Professor Alsultany received a Ph.D. from Stanford University in 2005. She is currently an associate professor in the Department of American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Prior to her appointment at USC, she taught at the University of Michigan for 13 years where she co-founded and served as the director of the Arab and Muslim American Studies, one of only three comparable programs in the world that focus on Arabs and/or Muslims in the U.S. context. At the University of Michigan, she was recognized for her contributions to campus diversity, mentoring underrepresented students, and program building through the Harold Johnson Diversity Service Award, the Arab Community Leadership Award, and the Arab Students Association’s Faculty of the Year Award. Professor Alsultany has won numerous awards for her undergraduate teaching, including the Arthur F. Thurnau professorship, the highest teaching award at the University of Michigan. Given the enduring salience of Islamophobia, she seeks to communicate her research to a wide audience within and beyond academia. In addition to being the guest curator for the Arab American National Museum’s online exhibit on Arab stereotypes (, collaborating with colleagues at other universities to create the #IslamophobiaIsRacism online syllabus, and being selected for a TEDx talk, she is frequently contacted by journalists about current events and writes op-eds. Professor Alsultany maintains an active public speaking schedule, at the invitation of universities across the country and abroad. For more information, see


October 17
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT
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