Selected (recent) Keynote lectures and invited talks
Learning for Fear: How Islamophobia is Manufactured and Made Educational. Invited lecture at the Department for Educational Policy Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, 9 October 2023.
Destructive Knowledges: Coloniality, Decolonization and ‘Living Diversity’. Keynote lecture given at the Think Diversity event, University of Birmingham, UK, 1 June 2023.
Breaking the Mould: A Global Re-framing of Islamophobia in Education. Invited lecture at the Faculty of Education, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, 2 February 2023.
Placing Communities at the Centre of Educational Theory, Research and Practice. Seminar given at the School of Education and Professional Studies, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia, 26 January 2023.
Race, Community and Diasporic Education: Intercultural pedagogies in/of the superdiverse city. Invited lecture at the Institute of Social Science, Religion and Philosophy, Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences, Oslo, Norway, 26 October 2022
Barriers Facing Muslim Students in UK Higher Education. Invited talk at Community Policy Forum, 7 June 2022
Religification and Islamophobia in the Secular University: Examining the Muslim Student Awarding Gap, invited seminar given at Edge-Hill University Faculty of Education, 28 October 2021.
The Value of a Critical Ethnography of the Secular Today: Muslim Minorities and Secular Power, plenary lecture given at the Institute for Social Anthropology and Empirical Cultural Studies, University of Zurich, 14 December 2020
‘City-zenship’: What does a ‘Brummie’ Education Look Like? Talk at a virtual event I organised and led for the Festival of Social Sciences, 10 November 2020
Islamophobia and Racism: The Institutional ‘work’ of Education, Secularism and Policy, Keynote Lecture given at the “Inclusivity in Education” conference at Middlesex University, London, 3 July 2019
Racialized Humanity. Invited talkat the “Humanity under Duress” conference, University of Sheffield, 19-21 June 2019
Diasporic Education: Challenges and Possibilities. Plenary lecture at “Diaspora and Internationalization in Higher Education” organised by BAICE at the UCL Institute of Education, 10 May 2019
Religion, Prevent and Free Speech. Invited talk at “The Far Right and the Politics of Free Speech” SOAS, University of London, 1 March 2019
Secularism, Policy and Education in an Age of Extremisms, invited talk by the Department of Education, Practice and Society, UCL Institute of Education, 29 November 2018
Diasporic Living and the Secular – Lessons for Identity, Citizenship and Education, Keynote Lecture delivered at the Non-religion and Secularity Research Network conference, King’s College, London, 6 July 2018
Selected recent conference papers
Becoming City-zens: Community-Inclusive Urban Education for Social Justice, Liveable Cities (AMPS), New York City College of Technology (CUNY), New York, USA, 14-16 June 2023
Towards Critical Secular Studies in Education: Addressing Secular Education Formations and their Intersecting Inequalities, Critical Research on Religion Conference, Queen’s University Belfast, 10-13 June 2022.
Non-Islamiosity – a Review of a Concept, annual conference of the European Association of Social Anthropologists, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal, 23-27 July 2020
The Politics of Diasporic Integration, IAMCR annual conference, Madrid, Spain, 7-11 July 2019
Cosmopolitanism as Transformative Experience: Education, Extremisms and a New Social Ethic in the Post-Truth Era, International Sociological Association, XIX World Congress of Sociology, Toronto, Canada, 15-21 July 2018
Indicators of peer esteem
- Since 2022: Senior Editor (sociology of education) Cogent Education
- Since 2020: Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA)
- 2019-2020: Grant application reviewer for the British Academy (the “Education and Learning in Crises” Programme)
- 2019: Grant application reviewer for Council for At-Risk Academics (CARA)
- Since 2018: Member of the Editorial Board: Educational Review (impact factor 3.605)
- Since 2017: Member of the Editorial Board: Sage Open (impact factor 2.032)
- Since 2017: Member of the Editorial Board: International Studies in Sociology of Education
- Member of the West Midlands Police & Crime Commissioner’s Academic Advisory Board