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Professor Tahir Abbas

Professor Tahir Abbas


Professor Tahir Abbas FRSA is a Senior Research Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute and Visiting Senior Fellow at the Department of Government, LSE. Previously, he was a Professor of Sociology at Fatih University in Istanbul, Reader in Sociology at Birmingham University, and Senior Research Officer at the Home Office and Ministry of Justice in London. Before joining RUSI in mid-2016, he lived and worked in Istanbul for six years, during which time he was a visiting scholar at New York University, Leiden University, Hebrew University in Jerusalem, International Islamic University in Islamabad and the Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University in Jakarta. Abbas read Economics at Queen Mary University of London. He has a MSocSc in Economic Development and Policy from the University of Birmingham and a PhD in Ethnic Relations from the University of Warwick. He is Associate Editor of the quarterly journal Critical Muslim, published by Hurst and Oxford University Press. Abbas has published 13 books and 65 peer reviewed journal articles, book chapters and encyclopaedic articles. He is currently working on his next monograph, Beyond Islamophobia, Radicalisation and the Culture of Violence, published by Hurst in 2018.





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