Episode 175 – Interview with Dr. Evelyn Alsultany

A pencil, a ball point pen, and a quill sitting in lounge chairs drinking coffee; Title: Writers Drinking Coffee

Dr. Evelyn Alsultany teaches in the department of American Studies and Ethnicity at USC L.A., and chats about her latest book Broken, covering topics of Islamophobia and Muslim representation, inclusion, and stereotyping. It’s a fascinating reference book from an incredibly articulate educator, and Evelyn also consults with Hollywood studios as a sensitivity reader and expert for writers and filmmakers. She co-created The Obeidi-Alsultany Test to help writers improve general and specific representations in all the arts, pointing out the challenges of Muslims being from many different geographic heritages, non religious but still cultural, and more.

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The Obeidi-Alsultani Test