Tahir Abbas FRSA is an Assistant Professor in Terrorism and Political Violence at the Institute of Security and Global Affairs at Leiden University in The Hague. He holds a PhD in Ethnic Relations from the University of Warwick (2001).
His current research interests are the intersections of Islamophobia and radicalisation, gender and violence, inter-generational transmission of Islamism, and ethnic relations. He is the author, editor, and co-editor of 14 books (18 vols) and over 70 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and encyclopaedic entries.
TAHIR ABBAS PhD taught ethnic studies at the University of Birmingham (2003-2009) and Fatih University in Istanbul (2010-2016) before joining the Institute in August 2018. He has also been a Senior Research Officer in UK government (2001-2003) and a Senior Research Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute (2016-2017). His recent books are Countering Violent Extremism (Bloomsbury Academic, 2021, forthcoming), Islamophobia and Radicalisation (Oxford University Press, 2019) and Contemporary Turkey in Conflict (Edinburgh University Press, 2017). His recent edited books are Azad Kashmir in Britain: Migration, Diaspora and Transnationalism (co-edited with S Hussain and K Iqbal, Manchester University Press, 2021, forthcoming), Political Muslims (co-ed., with S Hamid, Syracuse University Press, 2019) and Muslim Diasporas in the West: Critical Readings in Sociology (4 vols., Routledge Major Works Series, 2016). He has been a visiting scholar at the London School of Economics (2017-2019), New York University (2015-2016), Hebrew University in Jerusalem (2012), International Islamic University in Islamabad (2012), Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies (2007-2008) and the University of Warwick (2001-2003). He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
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