Recolonizing the Academy Under a Trump Presidency.
Plenary Session, American Academy of Religion, November 2017.
Future of Muslims in America.
Salam Academy, Sacramento, CA, February 15, 2014.
Zaytuna College and the Construction of Islamic Education in North America: Challenges and Opportunities.
International Symposium of Imam-Hatip (Vocational Religious) High Schools on Their Centennial Day, Istanbul, Turkey, November 23–24, 2013.
Islamophobia: Disrupting the Urge to ‘Other.’
Diversity and Social Justice Committee, Mills College, October 10, 2013.
A Look at Islamophobia and Public Discourses in America.
Group for research on Ethnic Relations, Migration and Equality, Université libre de Bruxelles, Institut de Sociologie, Belgium, September 30, 2013.
Muslim Americans: Between Virtual Internment and Probationary Citizenship.
International Conference on Islamophobia: Law and Media, Istanbul, Turkey. September 12–13, 2013.
Discourses on Islam, Arabs and Muslims in the Media.
Race and Resistance Lecture Series Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diaspora Studies, San Francisco State University, April 16, 2013.
Race and Religion at the Golden Gate.
Pacific School of Religion, Graduate Theological Union, October 30, 2012.
Islamophobia: Islam in Modern Light.
Political Science Department, Diablo Valley College, CA, October 24, 2012.
Embracing Diversity and Educating a Global Village in the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities.
Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, NC, November 18, 2011.
Orientalism Revisited: The Colonial in the Post-Colonial.
Lecture at the 1st Annual Edward Said’s Mural Inauguration, Arab and Muslim Ethnicities Diaspora Initiative, School of Ethnic Studies, San Francisco State University, October 26, 2008.
Panel Organized: The American Muslim Vote: Exclusion and Inclusion.
Religion, Politics and Globalization, and Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, Berkeley, October 20, 2008.
Between Oil and God: America’s Interests in the Middle East.
Department of Theology and Religious Studies and Department of Political Science, Saint Mary’s College of California, February 19, 2008.
Illuminating Dialogues: Palestinian and Israeli Perspectives in a Time of Crisis.
Oakes College, University of California, Santa Cruz, October 10, 2007.
Mapping Arab Diaspora Workshop.
Richard Oaks Multicultural Center and School of Ethnic Studies, San Francisco State University, May 16–17, 2007.
Muslim Views on End of Life and After Life.
Contra Costa Crisis Center, Walnut Creek, February 23, 2007.
Between Mecca and Main Street: Muslim Identity and Integration After 9/11.
World Affairs Council, The Center for Middle Eastern Studies, the Institute for European Affairs and The Religion, Politics and Globalization Program, UC Berkeley, November 20, 2006.
ITVS Community Cinema, KQED Community Outreach and SF Public Library discussion and presentation of the film Shadya.
November 15, 2006
The Silicon Rush: The History of Local Muslim Communities in the Bay Area and the Silicon Valley, 1975–2003.
Organization of American Historians, November 2006.
Governing and Living in a Time of Terror: Law Beyond 9/11.
Two-day conference hosted by Boalt Hall School of Law, UC Berkeley, September 8–9, 2006.
Fire Alarm: French, European and American Reactions to France’s Civil Unrest.
Religion, Politics and Globalization Program, the Institute for European Studies, and the French Studies Program, UC Berkeley, November 30, 2005.
Democracy and Global Islam.
Center on Institutions and Governance, UC Berkeley, April 22, 2005.
Islam and Muslims in America: A Brief History.
Poetry for the People, African American Studies, UC Berkeley, March 1, 2005.
Muslim Vote and the 2004Presidential Elections.
The Multicultural Center, University of California, Santa Barbara, October 25, 2004.
Empire and Its Subjects: An Islamic Perspective on the Conflicts in the Middle East.
The Annual Noel King Lecture of the Committee for the Advancement of Religious Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz, October 23, 2003.
“Professor Edward Said (1935–2003): A Celebration of His Life, Work and Resistance.
Near Eastern Studies Department, and Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Berkeley, October 14, 2003.
Muslims in America: The Construction of the New Enemy of the State post 9-11 and the War on Terrorism.
The Post-September 11 New Racial/Ethnic Configuration in Western Europe and the United States: The Problem and Continuation of Islamophobia. Maison des Sciences de I’Homme, Paris, June 2–3, 2003.
co-host and co-oroducer of a weekly news magazine. A 16-week discussion series that explores the people, music, politics, and cultures associated with Islam. September–December 17, 2002.
Decline and Its Causes: An Internal Islamic Debate.
Islam in America: Rights and Citizenship in a Post 9/11 World Conference.” African American Studies Department, Center for Middle East Studies and American Muslim Alliance, Alumni House, Berkeley, September 18, 2002.
Islam’s Responses to Modernization.
The World Affairs Council of Northern California, June 4, 2002.
You Were Not Created in Vain: The Affirmation of Our Purpose.
DePaul University Cultural Center and the United Muslims Moving Ahead, May 31, 2002.
Palestine in American Muslim Consciousness.
Global and Local Dimensions of Asian America: An International Conference on Asian Diasporas, Radisson Miyako Hotel San Francisco, California, May 10–12, 2002.
Media Representation of the Other: Arab and Muslims Through a Narrow Lens.
Institute for International, Comparative and Area Studies (IICAS), and UC Humanities Research Institute at UC San Diego in a series on Violence, Trauma, Displacement, 9/11 and Global Emergencies, May 7, 2002.
Selective Images: The Selling of the War on Terrorism.
Lecture given at the Race, Gender and the War on Terrorism public symposium, Center for Race and Gender, UC Berkeley April 1, 2002.
Islam and Muslims in America: Past and Present.
Center for Teaching and Learning, American River College of Sacramento, February 1, 2002.
The Clash of Civilization Post 9/11 and its Advocates.
Islam in the Balance Conference, Bill Graham Auditorium on November 27, 2001.
US Policies in the Muslim World.
University of Washington, St. Louis, November 13, 2001.
The 1996 Anti-Terrorism Act and the Muslim community in the U.S.: The Shift from a Crisis Mode to Active Involvement.
Middle East Studies Association Conference, Washington, DC, November 22, 1999.
Mentoring as a Strategy for the Retention and Graduation of Underrepresented Students.
Achieving Graduate Diversity in a Post-Proposition 209 Environment Conference, UC Berkeley Graduate Division and Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. September 23, 1998.
The Legal Foundations for Jihad in Islam.
The Berkeley Diaspora Studies Colloquium, November 5, 1998.
Patterns of Migration in the Middle East: Palestinians, Jordanians and Syrians in the Gulf States.
Global Objectives ’94 Conference: Migration and Sustainable Development. Stanford University, April 8–10, 1994.