Prof. Tahir Abbas

Abbas works in the areas of radicalisation studies, ethnic studies, sociology of Islam, critical terrorism studies, Islamophobia, and racial politics.

Professor Tahir Abbas, FRSA, FAcSS, holds the Chair in Radicalisation Studies at the Institute of Security and Global Affairs at Leiden University in The Hague. Previously, he was a Senior Research Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute in London, a Professor of Sociology at Istanbul University, and a Reader (Associate Professor) in Sociology and Director of the Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Culture at the University of Birmingham. His recent books are Islamophobia and Securitisation (Springer-Nature, 2022, with L Welten), Countering Violent Extremism (Bloomsbury-IB Tauris, 2021), and Islamophobia and Radicalisation (Oxford University Press, 2019). He has recently been a visiting scholar at the London School of Economics (2017–2019) and New York University (2015–2016). He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.

Prof. Tahir Abbas
Leiden University
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