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Tahir Abbas
Born March 23, 1970 (1970-03-23) (age 39)
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Residence England
Nationality British
Fields Islam and Muslims in the West
Urban and Political Sociology
Ethnic Studies
Educational Anthropology
Institutions University of Birmingham
Alma mater Queen Mary, University of London
University of Birmingham
University of Warwick

Tahir Abbas is currently Principal Consultant with Deen International.[1] He was Reader in Sociology and founding Director of Birmingham University Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Culture until June 2009. His research expertise is in the sociology of 'race', ethnicity and multiculturalism, Islam and Muslims in Britain and Western Europe, education and ethnic entrepreneurialism.[2] He was previously Senior Research Officer at the Home Office and the Department of Justice in London.

A recognised author of over one hundred books, papers, articles, reviews and opinion columns in national and international publications. He is a graduate of the Universities of London, Birmingham and Warwick. He is also Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a member of the Lunar Society.

Dr Abbas has held numerous research grants and has worked with government departments and civil society organisations throughout Asia, Europe and North America.

Key books

(2010c) Race, Ethnicity and Multiculturalism, London and New York: Sage, forthcoming.

(2010b) British Islam: The Road to Radicalism, under consideration, forthcoming.

(2010a) (eds.) Honour, Violence, Women and Islam (edited, with M M Idriss and R Abbinnett), London and New York: Routledge-Cavendish, forthcoming.

(2009) Islam and Education, London: Routledge-Curzon, four-volume major works series, forthcoming.[3]

(2007b) (ed.) Islamic Political Radicalism: a European Perspective, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press + introduction.[4]

(2007a) (eds.) Immigration and Race Relations: Sociological Theory and John Rex, London and New York: I B Tauris (with F Reeves) + introduction (with FR) + chapter.[5]

(2005) (ed.) Muslim Britain: Communities under Pressure, London and New York: Zed + introduction.[6]

(2004) The Education of British South Asians: Ethnicity, Capital and Class Structure, Basingstoke: Palgrave-Macmillan.[7]

External appointments

2007-2009, Fellow, Centre for Studies in Security and Democracy, University of Birmingham.

2007-2008, Visiting Fellow, Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies (a Recognised Independent Centre of the University of Oxford).

1999-2001, Associate Fellow, Centre for Research in Ethnic Relations, University of Warwick.

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