Islamophobia's Effects on Youth: Michelle Fine on Al Jazeera America

Distinguished Professor Michelle Fine (Psychology/Urban Education/Women’s Studies) appeared in an Al Jazeera America segment this week on the rise of Islamophobia in the United States and the effects on Muslim-American children.

In the interview (at 2:27 mark), Fine expressed her admiration for Muslim-American youth in the face of increasing discrimination, while also highlighting the long-term effects of anti-Muslim sentiment.

“When they hear that to be Muslim is not to be American, that has a consequence for feeling quite alienated from your social and political world,” she said.

Fine, a social psychologist who focuses on social injustice and its impact on marginalized communities and youth, is the co-author of Muslim American Youth: Understanding Hyphenated identities through Multiple Methods (NYU Press, 2008).

Fine is a founding faculty member of the Public Science Project, which produces critical scholarship for use in social policy debates and organizing movements for educational equity and human rights. She was also recently featured in the New York Times.


Michelle Fine is a founding faculty member of the Public Science Project, which produces critical scholarship for use in social policy debates and organizing movements for educational equity and human rights. - See more at: http://www.gc.cuny.edu/Faculty/Core-Bios/Michelle-Fine#sthash.fv592iC5.dpuf+`


Michelle Fine is a founding faculty member of the Public Science Project, which produces critical scholarship for use in social policy debates and organizing movements for educational equity and human rights. - See more at: http://www.gc.cuny.edu/Faculty/Core-Bios/Michelle-Fine#sthash.fv592iC5.dpuf

Submitted on: DEC 30, 2015

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