The article "Building a New Nation: Anti-Muslim Racism in Post-Unification Germany" by MAM team-member Aleksandra Lewicki (Twitter-handle) together with Yasemin Shooman, has just won the prize for best article published in 2020 by the Journal of Contemporary European Studies!
The article, published in Journal of Contemporary European Studies, examines why anti-Muslim racism is so virulent and persistent today. Focusing on post-unification Germany, Lewicki and Shooman explore the broader function Islamophobia fulfills for society. The authors argue that anti-Muslim racism plays an important role in everyday discursive acts of nation-building, and assists in justifying multi-layered patterns of stratification.
The article is open access and available here.