Criminologist nominated for top national hate crime award


Birmingham City University Criminologist Dr Imran Awan has been shortlisted for the national hate crime awards, which are due to take place in London in October 2017. 

The event which will be hosted by Adrian Chiles celebrates the work of those have been at the forefront in challenging hatred and making Britain a safer place.

Dr Awan has been shortlisted for the category of ‘Upstanding Research and Innovation’ award.

Dr Awan stated: “I am delighted to have been nominated for this prestigious award which recognises the contribution of those who are challenging hate crime.  I am extremely humbled and thankful to those who voted for me and the Hate Crime Awards Committee, who have created an excellent way in showcasing the brilliant work of people across the country in tackling hatred together.  My research focuses on Islamophobic hate crime and I have worked closely with victims of such abuse.  The impact this has upon communities and individuals can be immense and so through my work I hope we as a society can create a safer place for communities to live together.”

Dr Awan’s latest co-authored book, Islamophobia: Lived Experiences of Online and Offline Victimisation is published by Policy Press.

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