My name is Judith and I am a 27 year old PhD student at Leiden University, The Netherlands. As part of myresearch project, I am comparing experiences of Islamophobia in London and Paris with a particular focus on how government measures to fight terrorism are based on anti-Muslim and racist stereotypes and thus discriminate against Muslim citizens.
I am still looking for individuals who would be willing to talk to me about their experience, e.g., being stopped and searched on the street or singled out during airport controls. The interview would be online (zoom) and last around 45 minutes.
The questions will cover a range of topics from participants’ views on British counter-terrorism policies over government and media discourses on Islam to personal experiences of Islamophobia and discrimination.
The only condition is that they are Muslim and based in London or the greater surroundings. Of course, everything would be 100 % anonymous and no identifiable information would be stored. The results will be published in pseudonymised form, and it will not be possible for anyone but myself to link them to the original interviews.
I realise that this is a very sensitive topic, but I think it is tragic how often Muslim voices are excluded from public discourses on this issue and I believe that sharing personal experiences and thoughts on that topic would be a chance to change this just a little bit.
Of course, we could also just schedule an informal call first in case you have further questions about my research, the confidentiality and anonymity of the interviews or how I am using the data. Get in touch with me here!