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Belal Ghafoor – From one capital to another: (I would go) 400 miles

Posted on 2 July 2019 by Michael Munnik

I write this in the glorious summer sunshine of South Wales deliberating over the past nine months at the Islam-UK Centre. As a Jameel scholar privileged to undertake the MA […]

Yasmin Begum – Mixed race and Cymraes: Stori Yasmin

Posted on 16 May 2019 by Michael Munnik

At the end of the 19th century and the beginning of 20th century, one of the largest linguistic groups in Butetown were Welsh people. Welsh was spoken everyday and by a […]

James Hegarty – A new insight on the Islam-UK Centre

Posted on 19 March 2019 by Michael Munnik

I have just taken over as Head of the School of History, Archaeology and Religion. One of my new duties has been to take on the role of the Chair […]

Michael Munnik – Salman Rushdie and the ‘sudden visibilisation’ of British Muslims

Posted on 13 February 2019 by Michael Munnik

14 February marks the thirtieth anniversary of the fatwa pronounced by the Iranian religious and political leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini advocating the murder of Indian-British novelist Salman Rushdie. Some Valentine. […]

Mansur Ali – Research in the media: My contribution to Me and My Fatwa

Posted on 11 February 2019 by Michael Munnik

Dr Mansur Ali delivering a lecture at the International Conference on Organ Transplantation in Islam, Western Sydney University, Australia, November 2018. Lecturer in Islamic Studies Mansur Ali does research on […]

Michael Munnik – Defending scholarship in public debates

Posted on 5 November 2018 by Michael Munnik

A small corner of Twitter has recently been occupied with a debate that cuts close to our work here at the Centre for the Study of Islam in the UK. […]

Ayesha Khan – Pre-PhD preparations: Managing expectations

Posted on 21 June 2018 by Michael Munnik

Ever since I began my doctoral studies, I received a lot of enquiries, particularly from young people, asking questions about enrolling onto a doctoral programme. Subsequently, I compiled a list […]

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 […]

Kate Hodgson – Has social media normalised Islamophobia? Observations of the aftermath of the attack on the Finsbury Park Mosque

Posted on 30 January 2018 by Michael Munnik

North London Central Mosque in Finsbury Park.Image by Danny Robinson (CC BY-SA 2.0),via Wikimedia Commons Social media has advanced at an alarming rate: people can now access their Facebook, Twitter […]

Michael Munnik – On complex reporting about Muslims

Posted on 10 January 2018 by Michael Munnik

Journalism about Muslims in Britain is not easy. One religiously defined population has been thrust into the media spotlight far out of proportion to its presence in society. And the […]