ISPU is seeking 1-2 research assistants for a project that will examine and quantify the responses of American audiences of varying ethical and racial backgrounds to the anti-Muslim tropes previous studies have documented, and the impact of these audience responses on their willingness to lend public support to anti-Muslim and undemocratic state policy.
The project will measure the impact popular programs containing anti-Muslim tropes have on the following:
Objective 1: Audience scores on the ISPU Islamophobia Index
Objective 2: Audience acceptance of anti-Muslim policies
Objective 3: Audience acceptance of authoritarian and undemocratic policies
Once the research is complete, we will utilize the findings to educate the public and raise awareness of these impacts in order to equip decision-makers in the creative community.