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This Reading Resource Pack was developed by researchers from the Global Justice Program at the Othering and Belonging Institute at UC Berkeley, as part of its larger project documenting and countering Islamophobia.


Elsadig Elsheikh is the Global Justice Program Director at the Othering & Belonging Institute. Elsadig’s research focuses on global North-global South inequity as it relates to sociopolitical dynamics, nation-state and citizenship, and structural mechanisms of inclusion/ exclusion.

Dr. Rhonda Itaoui is a former Research Fellow with the Othering and Belonging Institute, working with the Global Justice program to produce research on Islamophobia and the exclusion of Muslims in the West. She is currently the director of the Centre for Western Sydney at Western Sydney University, Australia. Her research examines geographies of diversity, multiculturalism and belonging in urban spaces, and advocates for place-based approaches to policymaking. Rhonda has a PhD and first-class honors in Social Sciences (Human Geography) from Western Sydney University.


Professor Erich Kolig, Research Member, the University of Waikato, New Zealand
Professor Saul Takashi, Osaka Jogakuin University, Japan
Dr. Sara Cheikh-Hussein, Deakin University, Australia
Stephen Menendian, Othering & Belonging Institute, UC Berkeley


Rhonda Itaoui and Elsadig Elsheikh. “Islamophobia in Asia-Pacific: A Reading Resource Pack.” Othering & Belonging Institute, University of California, Berkeley. Berkeley, CA. September 2023. https://belonging.berkeley.edu/islamophobia-asia-pacific


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