Imran Awan

Imran Awan is a professor of criminology and deputy director of the Centre for Applied Criminology at Birmingham City University, UK. He focuses on issues related to Islamophobia, hate crimes and tackling extremism.
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COVID-19 Drives Conspiracy Theories and Islamophobia

For the past decade, I have been researching the impact of Islamophobia on social media. After the outbreak of COVID-19, I was commissioned, alongside my colleague Roxana Khan Williams, by the chair and independent members of the Anti-Muslim Hatred Working Group to produce an evidenced-based research report that looks at the impacts of conspiracy theories perpetuated by the radical right and how... Continue Reading

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Anti-Muslim Hate Crime Is a New Form of Racism

Anti-Muslim hate crime, which spikes following terror attacks, is inextricably intertwined with racism. This article has been difficult to write because I was hoping that, in 2019, I would not need to start talking about international terrorism and how it can impact the streets of Britain. Instead, we are focusing on the terrible events that happened in Christchurch, New Zealand, where a... Continue Reading

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