2017 public lectures
Listings and videos of our seminar series in 2017.
Professor Nasar Meer
Liberal Citizenship, Multiculturalism and Muslims in Europe
1 February 2017
Nasar Meer is Professor of Comparative Citizenship and Social Policy at the University of Strathclyde. In 2016 he was awarded the Royal Society of Edinburgh’s (RSE) Thomas Reid Medal for Excellence.
Spiritual Wayfarers in a Secular Age: The Tablighi Jama’at in Modern Britain
15 February 2017
Riyaz Timol has just completed a PhD at the Islam-UK Centre, Cardiff University, and supervises undergraduate dissertations in Islamic Studies at Manchester University. His disciplinary approach is within the sociology of religion and his research interests include ethnographic methodology, intergenerational transmission of Islam in Britain and the relationship of Islam with modernity.
Professor Reina Lewis
Modest Fashion Politics: The Challenges of Defending Choice
1 March 2017
Reina Lewis is Artscom Centenary Professor of Cultural Studies at London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London. She has written and edited books and articles on Muslim fashion, and is a frequent media commentator for leading broadcasting corporations and publications.
Dr Daniel DeHanas
Losing Faith in the State? Muslim Youth Politics in the East End of London
15 March 2017
Daniel Nilsson DeHanas is Lecturer in Political Science and Religion at King’s College, London. His research investigates the influences of post-migration religion – Islam and Christianity – on subjective belonging, political participation, contemporary governance, and transnational networks.
Conversion to Islam – Impacting the Dynamics of Muslim Communities in Britain?
29 March 2017
Batool Al-Toma is Director of the New Muslims Project (NMP), a UK-based service supporting converts to Islam. As part of the NMP, Batool has initiated and produced several research reports. She was a member of the Cambridge University Theology Board that produced Contextualising Islam in Britain (2009), and is the UK representative for the European Muslim Network (EMN) thinktank in Brussels.