Birmingham heroes: Dr Chris Allen

Posted on Wednesday 18th July 2012

Birmingham Heroes 2012  

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IASS academic, Dr Chris Allen, has recently contributed to the University's Birmingham Heroes campaign. For the past decade, Chris has been at the forefront of academic research into the phenomenon of Islamophobia and his work has been pivotal in challenging religious extremism in the UK.

Chris was the first academic to put forward a full theoretical exposition of Islamophobia in his 2010 book, and in 2011 published a widely acclaimed report challenging perceptions of Muslim communities following the Birmingham riots. He has worked with the House of Lords Select Committee on Religious Offences, the All Party Parliamentary Group on Islamophobia and Anti-Muslim Hate Crime, and the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Chris is a member of the Global Communities Research Group.