Presented by NYU Abu Dhabi in collaboration with the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU
Please note that this event will take place in Abu Dhabi, UAE
The husband-and-wife Shaheen duo have spent more than four decades documenting Arab and Muslim stereotypes in US popular culture from the early 20th century to the present, and recently donated more than 3,000 items, including motion pictures, television programs, editorial cartoons, and comic books, to create the Jack G. Shaheen Collection on Arabs in U.S. Film and Television. This talk discusses the research process as it relates to the resulting publications and the Shaheen Collection and examines Hollywood’s Arab and Muslim images: what they are, their impact on opinion and policies, why they exist, and how best to address them in the future.
Jack Shaheen is an acclaimed media critic and author of Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People (Olive Branch Press, 2009) and A is for Arab: Archiving Stereotypes in US Popular Culture (Asian/Pacific/American Institute NYU, 2012).
Bernice Shaheen is the author of BC’s Charmed Life and an accomplished researcher on Arab and Muslim Stereotypes in US Popular Culture.