Islamophobia and homophobia to be the focus of free public event

Islamophobia and Homophobia are subjects to be tackled at a free public event at the University of Leicester.

The University of Leicester School of Arts has organised a symposium on Saturday 20 May from 9am - 6pm in the Charles Wilson Building for a packed day of talks from academics, artists and activists on the interwoven topics of Islamophobia and homophobia.

The keynote speaker for this public-facing event is Dr Amanullah De Sondy (pictured), Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Islam at University College Cork (Ireland), and author of The Crisis of Islamic Masculinities (Bloomsbury, 2013). A number of scholars, activists, artists, and filmmakers will deliver talks and join the discussion.

This event is FREE and open to the public, but spaces are limited so please register your place.

This event is organised by Dr Alberto Fernández Carbajal (School of Arts, University of Leicester) and is funded by the Leverhulme Trust.  Dr Carbajal is the leader of a Leverhulme-funded research project entitled Queer Diasporas: Islam, Homosexuality and a Micropolitics of Dissent. His research explores literary and cinematic depictions of Muslim sexual dissidence in the West.