Todd Green

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Todd Green

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Todd Green is a professor of religion at Luther College. A nationally recognized scholar of Islamophobia, Dr. Green served as a Franklin Fellow at the U.S. State Department in 2016-17, where he analyzed and assessed the impact of anti-Muslim prejudice in Europe on countering violent extremism initiatives, refugee and migrant policies, and human rights. He has also given lectures on Islamophobia to other government agencies, including the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security, and he has been interviewed by a variety of media outlets, including CNN, NPR, The Washington Post, and Al Jazeera.
His first book on Islamophobia, The Fear of Islam: An Introduction to Islamophobia in the West, was cited in an amicus curiae brief filed by prominent civil rights organizations, including the NAACP and the National Urban League, in the U.S. Supreme Court. The brief argued in favor of enjoining President Trump’s executive order banning entry into the United States from select Muslim-majority countries. He is also the author of Presumed Guilty: Why We Shouldn’t Ask Muslims to Condemn Terrorism. The book argues that singling out Muslims and asking them to condemn terrorist attacks is a distraction that prevents majority populations in the United States and Europe both from facing their own violent histories and from asking critical questions about how their countries’ national security initiatives and foreign policies contribute to a violent world order.

Education

PhD, Graduate Department of Religion, Vanderbilt University

Areas of Expertise

1. Islamophobia
2. Religion and Civil Rights
3. Immigration and Religion
4. Secularization

Publications

Confronting Christian Islamophobia,” Berkley Forum, Georgetown University, May 24, 2021

Revisiting Islamophobia: The Mainstreaming of Anti-Muslim Racism in the Age of Trump and Brexit,” The Maydan, January 14, 2020

“‘Why Don’t Muslims Condemn Terrorism?’ Western Violence and Scapegoating in the Age of Islamophobia,” Yaqeen Institute, March 19, 2019.

The Islamophobia Industry: How Evangelicals See Islam as Sexist but Support Abusers in the U.S.,” Sojourners, October 8, 2018

By Any Other Name: Why the ‘Travel Ban’ Really Is a Muslim Ban,” Religion News Service, July 2, 2018

Seeking the Muslim Martin Luther: Against Calls for an ‘Islamic Reformation,'” Center for Middle East Studies, University of Denver, May 2018

It’s Time to Abandon the Word ‘Terrorism,’” The Huffington Post, October 10, 2017

Never Forget…,” Sojourners, September 9, 2015

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