Hatem Bazian, Ph.D.
Dr. Hatem Bazian is Senior Lecturer in the Departments of Near Eastern and Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley, and has served as Adjunct Professor of Law at Boalt School of Law. He teaches courses on Islamic Law and Society, Islam in America: Communities and Institutions, De-Constructing Islamophobia and Othering of Islam, Religious Studies, and Middle Eastern Studies. In addition to his teaching, Dr. Hazian is advisor to the Religion, Politics and Globalization Program, and founded the Center for the Study and Documentation of Islamophobia, a UC Berkeley research unit dedicated to the systematic study of Othering Islam and Muslims. Dr. Bazian is also a Visiting Professor in Religious Studies at Saint Mary's College, as well as Academic Affairs Chair at Zaytuna College of California. He received his Ph.D. in Philosophy and Islamic Studies from UC Berkeley.
Ramón Grosfoguel, Ph.D.
Dr. Ramón Grosfoguel is an Associate Professor in the Department of Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley and Senior Research Associate of the Maison des Sciences de l'Homme in Paris. He has taught courses on Caribbean Migration to Western Europe and the United States, Social Science Methods, Black Thought, Comparative Latino Migration, Theory and Methods, Chicano Paradigms, and Transnational Paradigms in Ethnic Studies. He has published extensively on the political economy of the World-System, on Caribbean migrations to Western Europe and the United States, and on questions of racism and Islamophobia. Among his recent works are the following five edited volumes in the journal Human Architecture: Othering Islam, Islam: From Phobia to Understanding, Historicizing Anti-Semitism, Decolonizing University: Practicing Pluriverity, and Constructing Memory: Museumization of Migration in Comparative Global Context. Dr. Grosfoguel holds an M.A. in Urban Studies and Ph.D. in Sociology from Temple University.