Sometimes your ideal guest just falls into your lap in the form of a book!
That's exactly what happened when I was sent a copy of, "Broken: The Failed Promise of Muslim Inclusion" , by one of the leading experts on the history of representations of Arabs and Muslims in the US. media, Evelyn Alsultany.
I had the great privilege of talking to her about how Muslim representation has evolved over the years, and how she outlines in her book that certain Muslim tropes in the past have been very problematic even when they move past the "terrorist" narrative. We also talk about her co-authored media benchmark, the Obeidi-Alsultany test and how studios are using that to create more authentic Muslim diversity in the media context.
You can also watch this interview on my YouTube channel here: https://youtu.be/0y3bjwK0kuE
You can find out more about Evelyn on her website at: www.evelynalsultany.com
You can also follow her on Twitter: @evelynalsultany
And on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/evelynalsultany/
You can buy Evelyn's book, "Broken: The Failed Promise of Muslim Inclusion", wherever books are sold and also on the NYUPress website: https://nyupress.org/9781479823963/broken/
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