Research Associate in British Muslim Studies
Dr Abdul-Azim Ahmed completed his doctorate in 2016, an ethnographic study of a British mosque. He has since continued his work and research in British Muslim congregational studies, but with a longstanding interest in the history and settlement of Muslims in Wales. He has passion for the public communication of "religion", and is founder and editor of On Religion, a magazine that explores faith and society.
He is Research Associate at the Centre for the Study of Islam in the UK, and working towards publication of a book telling the story of Britain's nearly 2000 mosques.
I hold a BA in Religious Studies, an MA in Islam in Contemporary Britain, and a PhD which explored the role and function of mosques using ethnographic research methods.
Aside from working in academia, I have been involved in policy, research, and project management in the third-sector, as well as launching and editing a quarterly magazine.
I am currently working towards publication of a monograph on British Mosques.
- Muslims in Britain Research Network (MBRN)
- British Association for the Study of Religion (BASR)
- British Association for Islamic Studies (BRAIS)
- Sociology of Religion Research Network (SocRel)
- Association for the Sociology of Religion
- British Sociological Association (BSA)
May 2018 – “The Utility and Relevance of Shahab Ahmed’s “What is Islam?” to British Muslim Studies” at the Islam-UK Centre Symposium
March 2018 – Presented on the “Politics of Religious Architecture” in a panel discussion organised by the Baroness Warsi Foundation, Cardiff
March 2018 - Presented “Who Needs a Masjid?” to the Centre for the Study of Islam in the UK as part of their Spring Public Lecture Series
Dec 2017 – Presented “The Mosque in Britain: Rhythmanalysis, Religion, and Recognising Diversity” at the “Power of Mosques” conference at the University of Copenhagen
Sept 2017 – Presented “God and Grime: Religious Literacy and British Hip-Hop” at the Muslims in Britain Research Network Conference at Birmingham University
June 2017 – Chair and discussant in “Spaces for Secular Faith” conference held in Bristol University
April 2016 – Presented at the Islam and Peaceful Relations Conference on “Rethinking the Role of Conflict in Peace”
September 2015 – Presented at the British Association for the Study of Religion Conference on “Sacred Rhythms in the Mosque”.
July 2015 – Presented at the Sociology of Religion Research Network Conference on “Sacred Rhythms and the Mosque”.
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