Our Mission

The Center for Security, Race and Rights (CSRR) engages in research, education, and advocacy on law and policy that adversely impact the civil and human rights of America’s diverse Muslim, Arab, and South Asian communities. We do so through an interfaith, cross-racial, and interdisciplinary approach.

CSRR’s work is organized around three themes:

  • The contemporary and historical intersection of race and religion in the United States
  • Criminalization of Muslim identity through United States and global national security laws and policies
  • Transnational rights and security arising from relations between the United States and Muslim majority countries

Each of these themes is examined to analyze how racism, securitization, and dehumanization operate to produce Islamophobia and racism against Arab and South Asian communities in the United States and abroad.