Dr. Maha Hilal‘s forthcoming book, Innocent Until Proven Muslim is a guide and an urgent response to Islamophobia after two decades of the War on Terror. Please join Hilal–who was the inaugural Michael Ratner Middle East Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies–in conversation with Khury Petersen-Smith–the current Ratner Fellow at IPS–about Islamophobia, and solidarity against both the domestic and overseas aspects of the War on Terror.
Dr. Maha Hilal is a researcher and writer on institutionalized Islamophobia and author of the forthcoming book Innocent Until Proven Muslim: Islamophobia, the War on Terror, and the Muslim Experience Since 9/11. Her writings have appeared in Vox, Al Jazeera, Middle East Eye, Newsweek, Business Insider, and Truthout. She is also Co-Director of Justice for Muslims Collective where she focuses on political consciousness and narrative shifting programming. Dr. Hilal earned her doctorate in May 2014 from the Department of Justice, Law and Society at American University in Washington, D.C. The title of her dissertation is “Too damn Muslim to be trusted: The War on Terror and the Muslim American response.”