“Orlando”

Shaka McGlotten is Associate Professor of media, society and the arts at Purchase College-SUNY and Co-Chair of the Association for Queer Anthropology.  Before I left for my summer travels, a young black woman, a student turned activist turned college employee, came over to my campus apartment. I made fresh juice and coffee with turmeric and … Continue reading “Orlando”

Under Surveillance: Islamophobia and Muslim Student Associations

In 2012, the Associated Press released a news report titled “NYPD monitored Muslim students all over Northeast.” In the article, we learn that the New York City police department have been surveilling Muslim professors, students, and student group activities as far as 300 miles away. Despite the fact that no one, neither students nor professors, … Continue reading Under Surveillance: Islamophobia and Muslim Student Associations

Post Gezi Sensibilities and the Recent Turkish Elections

In Muslim Nationalism and the New Turks, Jenny White (2014:198) argues, “In the Gezi clashes, a new generation of citizens, whose expectations have been shaped by twenty-first-century global concerns, social justice issues, and neo-liberal expectations, confronted twentieth-century structures of power…” While in Istanbul last summer, I had the honor of meeting a young woman who … Continue reading Post Gezi Sensibilities and the Recent Turkish Elections