About

Daniel Tutt, Ph.D, is a philosopher, filmmaker and interfaith activist. He teaches philosophy courses at Marymount University in Arlington, VA. He serves as the Director of Programs and Producer at Unity Productions Foundation, a media and educational organization based in Washington, DC. Over the last four years he has directed Insurrectionsa film project that explores the philosophy of protest movements and includes interviews with leading philosophers and theorists. From 2012 – 2015 he served as Professor of Critical Theory and Dean of Student Affairs at the Global Center for Advanced Studies.

5DS_0285Daniel received his Ph.D. from the European Graduate School, division of Philosophy, Art, and Critical Thought under the supervision of one of the most important living philosophers, Alain Badiou. He received his Masters of Arts in Ethics, Peace and Global Affairs from American University. As a graduate student, his essays won first place in 2012 and 2014 at the Žižek Studies conference.

Daniel is a Scholar with the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding in Washington, DC where he writes and presents on Islamophobia, Muslims in the west and interfaith dialogue.

Daniel’s C.V. can be found here.

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3 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi, I am following some of your essays. Actually I am interested with the word “Islamophobia”. In my opinion, the problem is not “Islamophobia”. But, “Muslimophobia”. As an ex-muslim, I have a very reasonable phobia toward Islam. But I don’t have any reason to be afraid of muslim. My big families in Indonesia, are muslims. Some of them even known as Quran teachers.

    I think, the idea to stop Islamophobia is a mistake. What we need to do is, stopping Muslimophobia. As a former journalist, I notice, there is a big different between Islam in Indonesia before 1998 and after 1998. After 1998, lots of Islamic incidents (riots, bombings, murders, etc) occured. Before 1998, Soeharto regime with his dictatorial system, succeed to make Islam as a religion of peace in Indonesia. Lots of muslims, but very rare who actually practice 100% Islamic teachings. There is a well known phrase related to those kind of muslims, “Abangan”. All of these, happened, because Soeharto always eliminated all muslim fundamentalist. There is no Islam Kaffah movement, Syariah movement, etc. Indonesia has Pancasila as a main source of Indonesian constitution. And Soeharto with his strength system, able to prevent Islamic quality growth.

    So, what I am trying to say, we need to stop Muslimophobia, not Islamophobia. People must be aware about the danger of Islamic teaching and strategy. If to eliminate Islam is an utopia, then we need to have a strong government that defend Human Rights and Secularism.

    (actually I would like to attend your lecture in SFU May 15, 2012 at 7:30pm
    …but I am afraid, as there is no guarantee that I will not be killed by muslim fundamentalist…I almost get killed 3 times in Indonesia, just because asked some questions about Islam…..I am very grateful to live in Canada, but to attend any seminar about Islam, I still am afraid, as for sure I will criticize Islam….So, I just wish you have a good time while in Vancouver).

    Best Regards,

    Ray
    Ex Muslim Indonesia

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