Dr Chris Allen

Associate Professor in Hate Studies at the Centre for Hate Studies, University of Leicester

Dr Chris Allen is an Associate Professor in Hate Studies at the Centre for Hate Studies, University of Leicester. For almost two decades, he has been researching Islamophobia, counter-extremism and counter-terror, and wider issues relating to the ‘problematisation’ of Muslim communities. This has included investigating the experience of Muslim women victims of street-level hate crime, the anti-Islam ideologies of the far-right, the community impact of counter-terror legislation, and governmental engagement with Muslim communities. Over the past decade, he’s held various independent advisory roles across the British political spectrum and was until recently, he was an independent adviser to the British Government on Anti-Muslim Hate and Islamophobia. His book ‘Reconfiguring Islamophobia’ was published by Palgrave in January this year and will be followed by another about the now proscribed far-right group National Action in the summer.

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