Meet your lecturers: Dr Chris Allen

Dr Chris Allen on teaching "New students come every year, they bring different ideas, they bring different challenges, they bring different questions...it's just great to have that energy, to have that ongoing change..."

Chris Allen is a Lecturer in the School of Social Policy, author of the critically acclaimed book ‘Islamophobia’ and works closely with the Cross Government Working Group on Anti-Muslim Hatred. You can find out about Chris' approach to teaching and learning by watching the video above. 

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 & Anti-Muslim Hate Crime, and the Equality and Human Rights Commission.