Dr. Hatem Bazian


Dr. Hatem Bazian is the leading scholar in the Islamophobia Studies field having founded the Islamophobia Studies Center, Editor-in-Chief of the Islamophobia Studies Journal, co-founder and current President of the International Islamophobia Studies Research Association (IISRA); advised on the 2021, UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief report on Countering Islamophobia/Anti-Muslim Hatred to Eliminate Discrimination and Intolerance Based on Religion or Belief, and contributed to the Carter Center 2018 report, Countering the Islamophobia Industry Toward More Effective Strategies (https://www.cartercenter.org/resources/pdfs/peace/conflict_resolution/countering-isis/cr-countering-the-islamophobia-industry.pdf).

Dr. Bazian authored five books, the latest being Erasing the Human: Collapse of the Postcolonial World and the Refugee-Immigration Crisis, edited 8 volumes of the Islamophobia Studies Journal and hundreds of published articles.

In 2009, Dr. Bazian is the co-founder and Professor at Zaytuna College, the 1st Accredited Muslim Liberal Arts College in the United States and a senior lecturer in the Departments of Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures and Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.

Dr. Bazian between 2002-2007, also served as an adjunct professor of law at Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley.  In addition to Berkeley, Prof. Bazian served as a visiting Professor in Religious Studies at Saint Mary’s College of California 2001-2007, advisor to the Religion, Politics and Globalization Center at UC Berkeley.