Muslims’ Experiences of Devalutaion: Gendered Images, Gendered Sentiments”
Prof. Patricia Rodriguez-Mosquera, Assistant Professor of Psychology
Russell House 4:30 p.m.
Attitudes toward Islam and Muslims have continued to deteriorate over time. In this talk, Professor Rodriguez Mosquera will discuss how Muslim Americans feel about the societal devaluation of their group. The lecture is based on psychological studies of Muslim Americans’ feelings of anger, sadness, and fear in four studies using multiple methods. These emotions were examined in the context of significant social events for Muslim Americans (i.e., the 9/11 anniversary) as well as in the context of individual experiences of unfair treatment (i.e., emotional narratives). The lecture considers the psychological and social implications of feeling angry, sad, and afraid for Muslim Americans and the relations of these emotional experiences to the gendered nature of societal images and stereotypes about Muslims.