S08E09: Seema Sye­da Address­es Islam­o­pho­bia Across Europe 

This episode explores Islam­o­pho­bia across Europe as a form of struc­tur­al racism. How does Islam­o­pho­bia oper­ate as a tool of diver­sion and divi­sion? And why do such per­cep­tions play a cru­cial role in Euro­pean pol­i­tics today? Lis­ten to hear about the prospects for eman­ci­pa­to­ry pol­i­tics on var­i­ous scales to com­bat Islamophobia.

Guest fea­tured in this episode:

Seema Sye­da is an activist and a researcher on Islam­o­pho­bia across Europe. She is based in Lon­don and is cur­rent­ly engaged in a mul­ti-year research project fund­ed by the Ger­man Friedrich Ebert Foun­da­tion. The project is in con­junc­tion with “Anoth­er Europe is Pos­si­ble”, which is a mem­ber-led alliance of pro­gres­sive groups fight­ing the caus­es and the con­se­quences of Brex­it. Sye­da is also based in Mar­seille, where she is Head of Com­mu­ni­ca­tions for Euro­pean Alter­na­tives, which is an NGO that pro­motes democ­ra­cy and equal­i­ty beyond the nation-state. 


Shalini Randeria

Shalini Randeria is Rector and President of the Central European University (Vienna/Budapest). Before, she was Professor of Social Anthropology and Sociology at the Graduate Institute Geneva, and Rector of the Institute of Human Sciences (IWM) in Vienna from 2014 to 2021. She has published widely on the anthropology of globalisation, law, the state and social movements. Her empirical research on India also addresses issues of post-coloniality and multiple modernities.