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Aina J Khan

  1. Aina J Khan
Aina J Khan

Aina J Khan

Journalist
Aina J Khan is a British-Pakistani journalist, writer and playwright whose work has been published in The Guardian, Al Jazeera English, VOGUE Arabia, VICE, The Good Journal, and The Independent. In 2018, her play ‘Pashto Thriller’ about a young British-Pakistani teenager’s love for Michael Jackson’s dancing, debuted at Bradford Literature Festival, returning to Bradford for a city-wide tour the following year. Last year, she was also a fellow at the Muslim Women in Media Institute at the University of California, Davis.

Workshop: Race and securitization in the Muslim Atlantic (III): Muslims & security in transatlantic perspective: policy, discourse and practice

The two decades following September 11 2001, have seen a vast increase in security- related measures targeted towards Muslims in Britain and America. The community- oriented counter-terrorism strategies in each country—Countering Violent Extrem- ism (CVE) in the US and Prevent in the UK (the predecessor and partial model for CVE)—have been particularly controversial. This workshop will look into comparing Prevent in the UK and CVE in the US, considering their mutual influences, and consid- ering current controversies such as surveillance, ‘astroturfing’, and freedom of speech and opinion.

Please note: this is an interactive workshop where all participants will be expected to actively contribute to the discussion throughout. There is a maximum capacity of 20 participants per session, on a first-come-first-served basis.