Todd Green

Todd Green is Associate Professor of Religion at Luther College. A nationally recognized expert on Islamophobia, Green recently served as a Franklin Fellow at the U.S. State Department, where he analyzed and assessed the impact of anti-Muslim prejudice in Europe on countering violent extremism initiatives, refugee and migrant policies, and human rights. He has also given lectures on Islamophobia to other federal agencies, including the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security.

As a public scholar, Green writes regularly for The Huffington Post and has been interviewed by a variety of media outlets on Islamophobia, including CNN, NPR, Al Jazeera, France 24, and Reuters. His views on Islamophobia have also been cited by organizations such as the Council on Foreign Relations, the Center for American Progress, and the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Green is the author of The Fear of Islam: An Introduction to Islamophobia in the West (Fortress Press, 2015). The book surveys the history of anti-Muslim prejudice in Europe and the United States and addresses the political and cultural factors contributing to the rise of Islamophobia in the post-9/11 era. His forthcoming book is Presumed Guilty: Why We Shouldn't Ask Muslims to Condemn Terrorism (Fortress Press, 2018). This book will challenge the presumption of guilt made about Muslims after terrorist attacks and will address healthier ways for majority populations in the United States and Europe to engage Muslim communities other than through the prism of counterterrorism.

At Luther College, Green teaches broadly in the area of U.S. and European religious history as well as interfaith dialogue. He also leads a study abroad course in which he takes students to a variety of European countries to study the political and cultural debates surrounding the place of Muslim minority communities.

Select Interviews

For a listing of all interviews, please visit the "In the Media" page.

U.S Embassy in Berlin (May 10, 2017)

Todd Green is interviewed by the U.S. Embassy in Berlin.

Listen to the interview on Facebook.

Al Jazeera English Interview (December 8, 2015)

 

 The Fear of Islam Interview

 

CNN Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin (May 4, 2015)

Advising the State Department

Todd Green - Teaser

Professor Green served as a Franklin Fellow at the US Department of State during the 2016–17 academic year. Learn more about his experience in our Alumni Magazine.