Associate Professor and Deputy Director of the Centre for Applied Criminology, Birmingham City University

Imran Awan is an Associate Professor in Criminology and Deputy Director at the Centre for Applied Criminology at Birmingham City University. He has published widely in the area of counter-terrorism, human rights, extremism, Islamophobia and is co-editor of the book 'Policing Cyber Hate, Cyber Threats and Cyber Terrorism' (Ashgate 2012). He is currently involved in a research project that examines the impact of counter-terrorism legislation upon Muslim families in Birmingham. He is an ambassador for the Make Justice Work Campaign and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Imran is a also a member of the Advisory Committee for the Measuring Anti-Muslim Attacks Project organised by Faith Matters, a non profit organization that examines the problem of Islamophobia and is the Founder and Director of the Ethnic Minority Research Network in Criminology.

Experience

  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in Criminology, Birmingham City University

Education

  • 2011 
    Higher Education Academy, FHEA

Publications

  • 2013
    ‘Policing Pakistani Style in the Theatre of Terror’ , The Asian Journal of Criminology
  • 2013
    ‘Extremism, Counter-Terrorism and Policing’, Ashgate
  • 2012
    ‘Encouraging and Glorifying Terrorism: Preserving the Golden Thread of Civil Liberties in Britain’, Journal of Aggression, Conflict and Peace Research
  • 2012
    ‘Muslim Communities, Conflict and Terrorism: A Study of Alum Rock’, Safer Communities
  • 2012
    “‘I’m a Muslim not an Extremist:’ How the Prevent Strategy has constructed a ‘Suspect’ Community,”, Politics & Policy
  • 2012
    ‘Policing Cyber hate, Cyber threats and Cyber terrorism’ , Ashgate
  • 2012
    ‘The Impact of Policing British Muslims: A Qualitative Exploration’ , Journal of Policing, Intelligence and Counter-terrorism
  • 2011
    ‘The Erosion of Civil Liberties: Pre-charge Detention and Counter-Terror laws’, The Police Journal