Professor Imran Awan is one of the country’s leading criminologists and experts on Islamophobia and countering extremism. He’s taught hate crime to professionals, policy-makers, students and published over 50 academic papers and his book Islamophobia gone Viral revolutionised the understanding of Islamophobia on social media.
Imran has been appointed, as an independent member of the Government’s Cross Working Group on Anti-Muslim hatred, based in the Department for Communities and Local Government. Imran’s role is to act as an advisor to Government on anti-Muslim hatred related issues. The Government’s Cross Working Group was set up by the Deputy Prime Minister.
Professor Awan was a finalist for the National Hate Crime Awards in 2017 under the category, ‘Upstanding Research and Innovation’ award, and the British Muslims Awards in 2016, which recognises his work and contribution towards the field of Criminology and Islamophobia.