Tahir AbbasDr Tahir Abbas

Dr Tahir Abbas BSc(Econ) MSocSc PhD FRSA is researching ethno-politics, Islam, Muslims and public policy at the Exeter Centre for Ethno-Political Studies, Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter, where he is currently Honorary University Fellow. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (since 2006). Abbas taught ethnic studies and sociology of British Muslims and Islam, establishing the Birmingham University Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Culture (2003-2009), before joining Exeter University in late 2009.

He has an Economics degree from Queen Mary, University of London, a Masters of Social Science degree in Economic Development and Policy from the University of Birmingham and a PhD from the Centre for Research in Ethnic Relations, University of Warwick. He followed that with a post-doctoral Research Fellowship at the Birmingham City Business School. His publications include ‘The Education of British South Asians: Ethnicity, Capital and Class Structure’ (Palgrave-Macmillan 2004) and ‘Islamic Radicalism and Multicultural Politics: The British Experience’ (Routledge 2010, as part of the Exeter Studies in Ethno Politics).