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Sophie Gilliat-Ray – Surviving Research in Difficult Times

Posted on 4 June 2020 by Mark Bryant

The Islam-UK Centre at Cardiff University specialises in approaches to research that are qualitative in nature. We flourish from our engagement with experiences, meanings, and ideas, either from the people with […]

Iman AbdoulKarim – How the MA Prepared Me for My PhD Journey

Posted on 21 May 2020 by Mark Bryant

I began the MA Islam in Contemporary Britain programme in 2017 as a part the US-UK Fulbright postgraduate programme, and will begin a PhD in Religious Studies at Yale University […]

In memoriam: Bill Gent

Posted on 13 May 2020 by Mark Bryant

by Prof. Sophie Gilliat-RayDirector, Centre for the Study of Islam in the UK It is with great sadness and a sense of real loss that we are recording the death […]

Usaama al-Azami: How have the Arab Revolutions affected Western Muslims?

Posted on 4 February 2020 by Mark Bryant

In a forthcoming book, Islam and the Arab Revolutions, I explore the engagements of the ulama (Islamic scholars) both in favour of and opposed to the popular uprisings that began […]

Michael Munnik – Prejudice, politics, and definitions of intolerance

Posted on 24 July 2018 by Mark Bryant

With accusations of anti-Semitism in the Labour Party once again making headlines, the Islam-UK Centre's first vlog offers a timely discussion on prejudice, politics and definitions of intolerance as Dr […]

Conference: Islam, Muslims, and education in Britain

Posted on 16 April 2018 by Mark Bryant

Building on the success of 2014’s postgraduate-led conference, the Islam-UK Centre kicked off 2018 with a one-day symposium which considered the narratives surrounding Islam, Muslims, and education in Britain. The […]

Dr Mansur Ali – Shifting discourse in the Muslim organ donation debate: reports of finding

Posted on 22 August 2017 by Mark Bryant

The Human Transplantation Act (Wales) 2013, otherwise known as the ‘Law of presumed consent’ has caused a panic in the Muslim community. There are concerns that this law will interfere […]

Sandra Maurer – Finding my place: researching and teaching sociology of Islam after Cardiff

Posted on 5 June 2017 by Mark Bryant

  At the beginning of May I had a short but wonderful visit to the Centre for the Study of Islam in the UK for its first annual postgraduate symposium. […]

Michael Munnik – Stories and Story Tellers

Posted on 24 April 2017 by Mark Bryant

I look at how stories are shared, as well as who shares the stories, in my research on the news media. In a former life, I worked as a journalist, […]

The Future of Islamic Studies in the UK

Posted on 24 April 2017 by Mark Bryant

Professor Sophie Gilliat-Ray introduces a video she has made based on a presentation given to the 2015 meeting of the British Association for Islamic Studies in London where she outlines […]