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Rejected and Dejected: The Impacts of Islamophobic Violence in Canada

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Rejected and Dejected: The Impacts of Islamophobic Violence in Canada

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As part of the Scarman Lecture Series, hosted by the Department of Criminology at the University of Leicester, Dr Barbara Perry 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.

Dr Perry has written extensively on hate crime, including several books on the topic, among them - In the Name of Hate: Understanding Hate Crime; and Hate and Bias Crime: A Reader.

She has also published in the area of Native American victimization and social control, including one book entitled The Silent Victims: Native American Victims of Hate Crime, based on interviews with Native Americans (University of Arizona Press).

Dr Perry has also written a related book on policing Native American communities: Policing Race and Place: Under- and Over-enforcement in Indian Country (Lexington Press). She was the General Editor of a five volume set on hate crime (Praeger), and editor of Volume 3: Victims of Hate Crime of that set.

Continuing her work in the area of hate crime, Dr Perry has begun to make contributions to the limited scholarship on hate crime in Canada. Most recently, she has contributed to a scholarly understanding of anti-Muslim violence, hate crime against LGBTQ communities, and the community impacts of hate crime.

Dr Neil Chakraborti, Reader in Criminology at the University of Leicester and fellow hate crime scholar, said: “Dr Perry’s research in the field of hate crime and victimisation is hugely respected internationally and has important implications for how we think about Islamophobic violence and its impact.

“She is also an Honorary Visiting Fellow at the Department of Criminology and we look forward to working with her over the coming years on new and exciting areas of research.”

Rejected and Dejected: The Impacts of Islamophobic Violence in Canada 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

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