Research Reports

IDCL research investigates religious discrimination, racism, xenophobia, and the experiences of minority communities in Texas.

White Paper: Understanding Islamophobia in Texas

After recognizing a rise in incidents of Islamophobia in Texas in recent years, IDCL convened a team of researchers to better understand the climate of Islamophobia in Texas. Drawing primarily from media reports, social media posts, and government documents from 2011 – 2016, the team developed a white paper that identifies patterns of anti-Muslim bias in Texas and considers their implications for the Texas public sphere. This topic remains an ongoing area of research for IDCL.