The Geopolitics of Islamophobia from Bosnia to Xinjiang
Comparative study of geopolitical attitudes toward Muslim minorities in and majority Muslim nations of the greater Middle East beginning with the Ottomans and including Bosnia, Chechnya, Iran, Afghanistan and/or Xinjiang. These polities have histories of colonialism, contested Islamic and secular state traditions, and experiences of anti-Muslim racism, religious and ethnic conflict and political violence. Theoretical analysis of historiography, Islamophobia, gender, identity, and policy. Discussion of US, European, and regional geopolitical interests through cultural texts including literature and film. This course does not fulfill the History capstone requirement.