Immigration Scholarship: History, Trends and Development in Global Immigration

Islamophobia Post-9/11 and its Effects on Afghan Refugees

Islamophobia Post-9/11 and its Effects on Afghan Refugees


Link to Full Text

Download Full Text

Download Research Proposal (353 KB)

Download Annotated Bibliography (111 KB)

Date of Submission

May 2022


Spring 2022



Professor Name

Sabnam Ghosh


The topic that will be researched is as said; the ramifications of post-9/11 Islamophobia and its effects on Afghan refugees, as well as its global negative consequences due to the rise of radicals in the Islamic state. Since the events in 2001, there has been a clear change in how people view Islamic and Middle Eastern people. A deeper investigation is sought out and is studying Islamophobia, and how it has rapidly spread since the 9/11 attacks. One focused area of this study is to analyze how refugees from Afghanistan and neighboring countries have been treated inhumanely and unethically. Another is to identify why, twenty years after the terrorist attacks, Islamophobia is still present in many countries today. The research is leaning toward the interpretive methodology group. It is also being conducted using the KSU library and other well-known sources with credible authors and publishers. It is hypothesized that the 9/11 attacks were the primary source of Islamophobia in the last two decades, not just in the United States, but throughout the entire world.


Islamophobia, 9/11, Prejudice, Refugee


asylum seekers


Community-Based Research | Inequality and Stratification | Migration Studies | Peace and Conflict Studies | Race and Ethnicity | Social Justice

Islamophobia Post-9/11 and its Effects on Afghan Refugees