University of São Paulo conducting research on Muslims

A group that studies the topic at the University of São Paulo is calling for Muslims who live in Brazil to fill out a survey that aims to detect the level of Islamophobia across the country.

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São Paulo – The Group of Anthropology in Islamic and Arab Contexts (GRACIAS) of the School of Philosophy, Sciences and Letters of the University of São Paulo (USP) in Ribeirão Preto is conducting a nation-wide research on Islamophobia, prejudice and intolerance against Muslims. Followers of Islam are invited to fill out the survey.

The study is aimed at collecting information on Muslim-born people and those who converted to Islam on topics ranging from education, age, and family acceptance regarding the conversion, as well as legal, psychological and socioanthropological issues. The participants don’t need to divulge their identity and can choose to remain anonymous.

Leading the study is professor and researcher Francirosy Campos Barbosa, who coordinates GRACIAS. The research aims at building the first nation-wide map on indicators of intolerance and violence against Muslim men and women.

The research is financed by the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq). Muslims interested in participating can fill out the survey on this link. If you want, you can ask questions or submit your personal accounts by sending an email to

Translated by Guilherme Miranda


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