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.

COVID-19 Drives Conspiracy Theories and Islamophobia

September 18, 2020

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...

Anti-Muslim Hate Crime Is a New Form of Racism

March 28, 2019

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...