Counter-Islamophobia Project

Our Team

Corey Saylor

Saylor is an expert with 21 years of experience in legislative advocacy, media relations and anti-Islam prejudice in the United States. He is a regular voice on U.S. and international news outlets ranging from Fox News to CNN, the BBC, the New York Times and Al Jazeera. Saylor's most recent report, “The Empowerment of Hate,” details anti-Islam bias incidents from 2013-2016. Saylor has authored numerous other reports, including “Confronting Fear” which documents the funding and impact of Islamophobic groups in the United States.

Expertise:

  • Media relations
  • Political advocacy
  • Public speaking
  • Civil rights
  • American Muslims
  • Islamophobia
Corey Saylor
Corey SaylorDirector, Department to Monitor and Combat Islamophobia

Zainab Arain

Arain is an experienced writer and researcher. She compiles data on anti-Muslim incidents and conducts research into anti-Muslim bias in the U.S. Arain has authored articles and reports regarding Islamophobia in the United States across several publications. Her most recent report, "The Empowerment of Hate," detailed anti-Islam bias incidents from 2013-2016. Arain received her master's from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) in Islamic Studies. Prior to this, she received her BA in Communication Studies from UCLA and graduated Magna Cum Laude.

Expertise

  • Islamophobia
  • American Muslims
  • Writing
  • Research
Zainab Arain
Zainab ArainCoordinator, Department to Monitor and Combat Islamophobia

Hatem Bazian

Dr. Bazian founded the Center for the Study and Documentation of Islamophobia at UC Berkeley, a research unit dedicated to the systematic study of Othering Islam and Muslims. He currently serves as the editor-in-chief of the Islamophobia Studies Journal. He received his Ph.D. in Philosophy and Islamic Studies from the University of California, Berkeley.

Expertise:

  • Islamophobia
  • American Muslims
  • Middle East politics
  • International relations
Hatem Bazian
Hatem BazianProfessor of Islamic Law and Theology at Zaytuna College; Senior Lecturer at University of California, Berkeley