Racialized hauntings: examining Afghan Americans' hyper(in)visibility amidst anti-Muslim ethnoracism
Ethnic and Racial Studies
This article argues for a conceptual reframing of anti-Muslim racism to anti-Muslim ethnoracism to account for the specificity of Muslims' ethnonationalities, migration, and religion within racializing processes. Drawing on 45 semi-structured interviews with Afghan American refugees, I argue that ethnonational, diasporic, and refugee identities contribute to the racializing of Muslim Americans and shape how different Muslims may respond to and resist their racialization. Specifically, I describe the racialized hauntings, a combination of visible stereotypes and invisible effects of imperialism and refugee backgrounds, that shape Afghan Muslims’ racialization experiences with regards to hyper(in)visibility, self-surveillance, and cultural survivance.
anti-Muslim racism, Ethnoracism, hauntings, imperialism, racialization, refugees
Sociology and Interdisciplinary Social Sciences
Saugher Nojan. "Racialized hauntings: examining Afghan Americans' hyper(in)visibility amidst anti-Muslim ethnoracism" Ethnic and Racial Studies (2022): 1347-1370. https://doi.org/10.1080/01419870.2021.1931391