Professor of Sociology at Fatih University in Istanbul
Professor Tahir Abbas was a reader in Sociology and Director of the Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Culture at Birmingham University, and senior research officer at the Ministry of Justice and the Home Office in London. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and of the Muslim Institute in London.Click here to view more Wikistrat Experts
Professor Tahir Abbas was reader in Sociology and Director of the Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Culture at Birmingham University (2003-2009), and senior research officer at the Ministry of Justice and the Home Office in London (2000-2003). He has published numerous books, including two monographs, one on the education of British South Asians (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2004) and the other on Islamic political radicalism in Britain (Routledge, 2011). He has also published in several sociology, education, Islamic studies and political science journals and edited collections. In 2013, Abbas was a visiting professor at Leiden University Institute for Religious Studies. In 2012, he was the Schonbrunn Visiting Associate Professor at Hebrew University’s Department of Sociology and Anthropology in Jerusalem. He has written for The Guardian, Times Higher Education, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Prospect, openDemocracy and Fair Observer. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and of the Muslim Institute in London.
Ph.D. in Ethnic Relations, Warwick University M.S.Sc., Birmingham University
B.S. in Economics, Queen Mary University of London
Areas of Expertise:
Multiculturalism and Integration
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