Dr. Tahir Abbas undertook his undergraduate degree in Economics from Queen Mary, University of London in 1993, and gained a MSocSc from the University of Birmingham in Public Policy in 1994, before completing his
Dr. Tahir Abbas
Dr. Tahir Abbas undertook his undergraduate degree in Economics from Queen Mary, University of London in 1993, and gained a MSocSc from the University of Birmingham in Public Policy in 1994, before completing his doctorate in Ethnic Relations from the University of Warwick in 2001. Between 1988 and 2001, he was ESRC Research Fellow at the UCE Business School and Project Director of Race Equality West Midlands. He was subsequently a Senior Research Officer at the Home Office and the Department for Constitutional Affairs before joining the University of Birmingham in 2003. His main area of expertise is race equality, ethnicity, multiculturalism, and British Muslims. He also has a strong grounding in social science research methods.
Dr. Tahir has published 18 single and joint authored articles in internationally respected journals such as, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, British Journal of Sociology of Education, British Educational Research Journal, Oxford Review of Education, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Citizenship Studies, Work Employment and Society, and Local Government Studies. In 2004, his first monograph, The Education of British South Asians: Ethnicity, Capital and Class Structure, was published by Palgrave, and in 2005, his edited book, Muslim Britain: Communities under Pressure, was published by Zed.
He is currently working his next monograph, British Islam: The Road to Radicalism, to be published by Cambridge University Press in 2006.
He is Director of the University’s Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Culture.