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Effects of Islamophobia on the Brain – Dr. Jibran Khokhar | Firm Roots

We often think of the physical ramifications of Islamophobia, such as dealing with vandalism on Muslim properties or even assault, but how does Islamophobia affect the brain? Dr. Jibran Khokhar discusses the repercussions of Islamophobia as well as ways we can soften its impact on the psyche and the brain.

Jibran Khokhar

Jibran Khokhar

Dr. Jibran Khokhar was born in Kuwait where he memorized the Quran with an ijazah. He completed his Bachelors in Life Sciences from Queen's University and his Doctorate in Pharmacology and Toxicology from the University of Toronto followed by a post-doctoral fellowship at Dartmouth College. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Neuroscience at the University of Guelph where he studies topics related to substance use and severe mental illness, and how drugs of abuse affect the developing brain.