Erik Love

Erik Love

Erik Love

Expert

Areas of Expertise: Race and racism, Civil rights advocacy, Islamophobia, Muslims in the West, US Politics, American Muslims, Arab Americans

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Erik Love, Ph.D. is a Visiting Fellow at Emory University’s James Weldon Johnson Center for the Study of Race and Difference. His first book, Islamophobia and Racism in America is forthcoming from New York University Press (Spring 2017). His research centers on race and civil rights advocacy in the United States. After receiving his doctorate in Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Erik was appointed Assistant Professor of Sociology at Dickinson College in Pennsylvania in 2012, where he also served as Chair of Middle East Studies.

Education

MA, PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara

Areas of Expertise

  1. Race and racism
  2. Civil rights advocacy
  3. Islamophobia
  4. Muslims in the West
  5. US Politics
  6. American Muslims
  7. Arab Americans

Publications

  • The problem with the NYPD’s wanton disregard for the principle of equal protection is that all US citizens are affected by the harmful discrimination. People of colour – including Arab, Sikh and South Asian Americans – have borne the brunt of the NYPD’s Islamophobic policies,...

  • No matter who is eventually found and brought to justice for the odious attack in Boston, the rush to blame “the Muslims” fits a longstanding and disturbing pattern after attacks like this one. Although there have been very few terrorist attacks in the US carried...

  • There has been a sudden uptick in the number of violent hate crimes where the victims are thought to be Muslim or “Middle Eastern”. Sunando Sen, a Hindu man originally from India, was shoved in front of an oncoming subway train in New York City, where he...

  • President Obama is a Christian. The persistent belief that he is a Muslim highlights the significance of Islamophobia in the United States today. The implication, of course, is that a Muslim should not be President. Remarkably, this false belief remained widespread even after former Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Colin...

  • A new report out today from New York University School of Law’s Center for Human Rights and Global Justice (CHRGJ) describes how American counterterrorism efforts have singled out Muslim Americans by “sending paid, trained informants into mosques and Muslim communities.” The report finds that some...

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