Prof. Tariq Modood
Founding Director, Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship, University of Bristol
Professor Tariq Modood is the founding Director of the Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship at the University of Bristol and founding editor of the international journal, Ethnicities. He has led many research projects on ethnic minorities and Muslims in the UK and in Europe and has published extensively on these topics, especially on the theory and politics of multiculturalism, and the politics of being Muslim in the West. His latest books include Multiculturalism: A Civic Idea (2007), Still Not Easy Being British (2010), and (co-edited) Secularism, Religion and Multicultural Citizenship (2009). He is a regular contributor to the media and to policy discussions and was a member of the National Equality Panel and of the IPPR Commission on National Security, and was awarded an MBE for services to social science and ethnic relations in 2001 and elected to the Academy of Social Sciences in 2004.