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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 […]

Matthew Vince – ‘Being There’: A brief reflection on shadowing Muslim RE teachers

Posted on 24 October 2017 by Michael Munnik

When I began my doctoral thesis - exploring the experiences of Muslim Religious Education (RE) teachers working in British secondary school contexts - I wanted an ethnographic aspect to 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 […]

Centre staff – Making a Halal Berger?

Posted on 24 July 2017 by Michael Munnik

Professor Peter L. Berger, one of the twentieth century’s most influential sociologists, died on 27 June 2017. In the 1960s his classic in the sociology of religion, The Sacred Canopy, […]

Riyaz Timol – Six Points for a Successful PhD

Posted on 4 July 2017 by Michael Munnik

Mosque in Bulgaria's 'icy mountains' where Riyaz Timol did fieldwork. Photo credit: Riyaz TimolIn late 2012, I commenced a PhD at Cardiff University’s Centre for the Study of Islam in […]

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 […]

Eid 2016 Celebration in the Senedd

Posted on 26 July 2016 by Mark Bryant

Eid is a time for coming together as a family and as a community after the fasting of Ramadan - and this past Ramadan was an especially long fast for […]