Listings and videos of our seminar series in 2016.
Trojan Horse and Preventing of Schooling: Muslims, Securitisation and Racialised Politics
3 February 2016
Video of Shamim Miah's lecture
Shamim Miah is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Huddersfield. His current research interests draw upon both empirical and theoretical approaches to the study of Muslims and education policy. Shamim is the author of Muslims, Schooling and the Question of Self-Segregation (Palgrave, 2015). He also convenes a ‘special interest group’ (Race and Ethnicity) for BERA (British Educational Research Association).
Dr Abdullah Sahin
Islam, Education and Construction of Religious Authority among British Muslim Communities: A Critical Reflection
17 February 2016
Video of Dr Abdullah Sahin's lecture
Abdullah Sahin is Head of Research and Senior Lecturer in Islamic Studies and Education at Markfield Institute of Higher Education (MIHE). His work aims to establish Islamic education as an interdisciplinary field of scholarly study, empirical inquiry and professional development.
Dr Stephen Jones
Reclaiming the idea of British Islam: institutional change and the failures of the ‘Muslim integration’ debate
2 March 2016
Video of Dr Stephen Jones' lecture
Stephen H Jones is a sociologist with research interests in religion and social change, faith-based political participation, religion and education and the impact of policymaking on religious organisations. He is presently a Research Fellow at Newman University, Birmingham, and working on a project looking at perceptions of religion and evolution among a range of religious and secular groups.
The shifting sands of anti-Muslim hatred: from the far right and the margins, to the mainstream
16 March 2016
Video of Fiyaz Mughal's lecture
Fiyaz Mughal is currently the Founder and Director of a not-for-profit organisation called Faith Matters which works on reducing extremism and developing platforms for discourse and interaction between Muslim, Sikh, Christian and Jewish communities right across the UK. Fiyaz is also the founder and Director of the national anti-Muslim hate crime monitoring project, TELL MAMA, the only national project that works in this area.
Professor Grace Davie
Contextualising Islam in 21st Century Britain
13 April 2016
Grace Davie is professor emeritus in the Sociology of Religion at the University of Exeter UK and a senior adviser to the Impact of Religion Research Programme at Uppsala University. She is a past president of the American Association for the Sociology of Religion (2003) and of the Research Committee 22 (Sociology of Religion) of the International Sociological Association (2002-06).
This lecture was organised in partnership with the Cardiff Centre for Law and Religion, Cardiff University, the Cardiff and District branch of the United Nations Association, and the Welsh Centre for International Affairs (WCIA). The WCIA inspires people to think and act on global issues. Their vision is a Wales where everyone contributes to creating a fairer and more peaceful world.