Fatima Khemilat is a PhD Fellow at the Political Science Institute of Aix-en-Provence. Previously, she was a Lecturer at the University of East-Paris (UPEC) for undergraduate and graduate students. Her doctoral dissertation deals with the representation and organization of Muslim minorities in France. Khemilat spent 2016 as a Visiting Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley, Center for Race and Gender to complete her training in intersectional studies. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in law, a degree in Arabic, a MA in religious studies and a master’s degree in political science from La Sorbonne University. From an interdisciplinary perspective, her research focuses on public policy and political narratives concerning sexual, racial and religious minorities and on how these minorities claim, blame or ignore these public measures in return. In addition to her academic work, she has been consulted by a wide range of media organizations (Radio Canada, BCC radio, Arte Channel, Le Monde, The Conversation, The Huffington Post, The Human Magazine, etc.) and leading policymakers on Muslim minorities, feminisms and racial issues.
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[Book Review] Edwy Plenel. For the Muslims: Islamophobia in France. (Verso, 2016). 112 pp, £7.99 (pbk), ISBN 9781784784867. Edwy Plenel. This name may not ring a bell to you, yet in France he is a…