The Racialization of Religion


The racialization of religion is the identification often in popular discourse of a religion with a specific racial or ethnic group. Our panelists explored how various religious groups have been associated with a racial group and the consequences of such identification. 


Dr. Sahar Aziz, Professor of Law and Chancellor's Social Justice Scholar at Rutgers Law School author of The Racial Muslim: When Racism Quashes Religious Freedom (2021) 

Dr. Daive Dunkley, Associate Professor, Department of Black Studies author of Women and Resistance in the Early Rastafari Movement (2021) 

Dr. Rabia Gregory, Associate Professor, Department of Classics, Archaeology, and Religion, author of Marrying Jesus in Medieval and Early Modern Northern Europe: Popular Culture and Religious Reform (2016) 

Moderator: Dr. Kate S. Kelley, Middleton Center for Race, Citizenship, and Justice