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 J ournal 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.