Prof Karim Murji

University of West London

Karim Murji is a Professor in the Graduate School at the University of West London. He was previously based at the Open University, UK where he contributed to a range of interdisciplinary teaching in the social sciences, and chaired a large Level 1 course, Investigating the Social world (DD103). He was co-convenor the Justice, Borders and Rights research stream at the OU.

His research is concerned with culture, ethnicity and racism and these are applied to fields such as race equality, policing, public sociology, and diaspora and identity. His latest book is Racism, Policy and Politics (Policy Press, 2017). With John Solomos, he is the co-editor of Racialization: Studies in theory and practice (Oxford University Press, 2005) and Theories of Race and Ethnicity: Contemporary Debates and Perspectives (Cambridge University Press, 2015). With Gargi Bhattacharyya he is the editor of Race Critical Public Scholarship (Routledge 2014).

Since 2013 he has been part of the editorial team of Sociology, and, with Sarah Neal, he is the Editor of Current Sociology.

Professor Murji has supervised several PhD students to completion on topics across criminology, policing and social policy. Enquiries from prospective students are welcome.

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