Lecturing and Consulting

Lecturing at Universities

Evelyn Alsultany is often invited to give lectures at universities on her various books, essays, and guest curated online exhibit. She commonly lectures on representations of Arabs and Muslims in the media in relation to the cultural politics of race, gender, religion in the U.S. The following are common topics:

  • Understanding the Recent Rise in Islamophobia
  • Arabs and Muslims in the U.S. Media: Past and Present
  • From Harems to Terrorists: The History of Arab Stereotypes in the U.S. Media
  • Arabs and Muslims in the Media after 9/11
  • The War on Terror in Post-9/11 TV Dramas: Terrorists, Patriots, and Victims
  • News Reporting after 9/11: Structures of Feeling for Muslim Men and Women
  • Feeling for Oppressed Muslim Women: Moral Outrage and Sympathy in the U.S. News Media Post-9/11
  • News Narratives of Terrorism and Conversion in the Cases of John Walker Lindh, Jose Padilla, and John Allen Muhammad
  • Selling Citizenship Post-9/11: Representations of Arab and Muslim American in Non-Profit Advertising

Diversity Training Sessions for Non-Profit Organizations and Corporations

In addition to lecturing at universities, Prof. Alsultany also leads diversity training sessions at non-profit organizations and corporations. Some non-profit organizations and corporations offer continuous training and education to their staff on questions of race, diversity, and stereotypes. Prof. Alsultany has conducted staff development training seminars at the Arab American National Museum on how to challenge Orientalism; cultural sensitivity training regarding Arabs and Muslims for DTE Energy; and raising awareness of stereotyping for high school students. Sample topics include:

  • Arabs and Muslims in the Media Before and After 9/11: The Impact of Media Representations on Our Perceptions
  • Why does race still matter if we are in a “post-race” era?

Consulting for Media

If you are a writer or producer concerned about perpetuating stereotypes, Evelyn Alsultany is also available consult for television, film, novels, and other media involving representations of Arabs and Muslims.