Dr Reza Gholami is Senior Lecturer in Sociology of Education and Deputy Head of the Department of Education and Social Justice at the University of Birmingham, UK. He is also a Senior Honorary Research Fellow at the UCL Institute of Education. He earned his PhD in the Department of Anthropology and Sociology at SOAS, University of London, where he also conducted postdoctoral research funded by the UK’s Arts and Humanities Research Council. He is the author of Secularism and Identity: Non-Islamiosity in the Iranian Diaspora (Routledge, 2015) and co-editor of Education and Extremisms: Re-Thinking Liberal Pedagogies in the Contemporary World (Routledge 2018). He continues to publish widely on issues of citizenship education, extremism, cosmopolitanism, diversity and social policy.