Dr Gavin Bailey

University of Leicester

Gavin is a Research Associate at the University of Leicester, working on populism, extremism and hate speech/crime. He has degrees from the Universities of Cambridge, London and Keele. He recently completed his political sociology doctorate which involved ethnographic and interview research with radical Islamist far-right activists. He has also worked as a researcher on numerous projects on ‘hard-to-reach groups’, including refugees and asylum seekers, problematic drug users, and unemployed teenagers.

His current research interests include the role of the state and mass media in perpetuating stereotypes of extremism, and the ethics of researching and writing about racism, Islamophobia and other isms.

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