Amazian, Salma

Research Associate

    Salma Amazian is a Research Associate at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, the European University Institute, working on the Building Resilience against Violent Extremism (BRaVE) Project.

    She has conducted research on Islamophobia and institutional racism for non-governmental and civil society organisations, as well as for the public administration. Her research explores the impact of counter-terrorism and counter-radicalisation discourses and institutional mechanisms on Muslim populations in the Spanish context. She is a PhD student in the social, cultural and gender analysis of migration programme at the University of Granada focusing on the construction of the Muslim as a threat in Spain.

    Research Interests

    Her research interests focus on the structural and systemic dimension of Islamophobia and anti-Muslim racism, North African migrations to Spain and the limits of the institutional models to reach racial justice.


    Amazian, S. (2021) Islamofobia institucional y securitización. Análisis del impacto y expansión del paradigma securitario antiterrorista en el ámbito español. SOS Racisme.

    Amazian, S. & Douhaibi, A. (2019) La radicalización del racismo. Islamofobia de Estado y prevención antiterrorista. Editorial Cambalache.

    Amazian, S. (2019) Migraciones, ex-colonias y necesidades coloniales. Pensar desde abajo, ISSN 2253-9735, Nº. 8, (Ejemplar dedicado a: Flujos de género humano), págs. 69-79.

    Amazian, S. (2018) Los discursos sobre la islamofobia de género desde una perspectiva antirracista. En Islamofobia y género. Mujeres, feminismos,instituciones y discursos frente al sexismo y racismo. SOS Racismo.