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Tahir Abbas

Assistant Professor

Dr. T. Abbas
+31 70 800 9037

For over twenty years, Tahir Abbas has been conducting sociological research on issues affecting Muslims in the Global North. This work has included research and teaching on radicalisation and terrorism. His current research interests are the intersections of ethnicity, Islamophobia, radicalisation, anxious politics and gender.

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More information about Tahir Abbas

Tahir Abbas FRSA is an Assistant Professor at the Institute Security and Global Affairs at Leiden University in The Hague and a Visiting Senior Fellow at the Department of Government at The London School of Economics and Political Science. He was born in Birmingham, England, and currently lives and works in The Hague. He holds a PhD in Ethnic Relations from the University of Warwick and has worked and taught in the UK and Turkey. His current research interests are the intersections of Islamophobia and radicalisation, gender and violence, and ethnic relations. He is the author, editor and co-editor of 12 books (18 vols) and over 70 peer-reviewed articles.


Tahir's research and academic writing concentrate on ethnic and migration studies; Islamophobia and radicalisation; counter-terrorism and social policy; and religious conflict and Muslim politics. His work fuses together the fields of sociology, education, criminology, politics, social policy and international relations.

Assistant Professor

  • Faculty Governance and Global Affairs
  • Institute Security and Global Affairs

Work address

Wijnhaven Building
Turfmarkt 99
2511 DP The Hague



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