Dr. Chris Allen
Lecturer, Institute of Applied Social Studies, University of Birmingham
Dr. Chris Allen is a Lecturer in the Institute of Applied Social Studies at the University of Birmingham. Having been at the forefront of research into the discourse and theory of Islamophobia for more than a decade, he has recently published a monograph entitled, Islamophobia (Ashgate, 2010). Beyond this, he has published widely on this topic and others relating to Muslim and other minority communities in the UK, as well as Austria, Germany, the Netherlands, Serbia, Spain and Switzerland. He has also presented his findings at conferences in Austria, Belgium, France, the Netherlands and Norway amongst others.
He continues to work closely with a wide range of different organizations and bodies, including the All Party Parliamentary Group on Islamophobia, House of Lords Select Committee on Religious Offences, Centre for European Policy Studies, Equality & Human Rights Commission, European Commission on Security Issues in Europe, and Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe. He was also co-author of the recent “seminal report” for the European Union Monitoring Centre on Racism & Xenophobia that considered Islamophobia in the EU after 9/11.