Dr Fahid Qurashi


School of Law, Policing and Forensics

I joined Staffordshire University in 2018 having been a Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Canterbury Christ Church University between 2014-2018.

I have led and taught on undergraduate and postgraduate modules across Sociology, Criminology, Religious Studies, and Terrorism Studies programmes. I acquired Fellowship of the HEA in 2016 and membership of the Teaching and Learning Academy in 2017.

I have a PhD in Sociology (Kent) and research and publish in the areas of political Islam, counter-terrorism, radicalisation, race, and Islamophobia. I would be interested to hear from prospective PhD students who would like to pursue a doctorate in these areas.

Professional memberships and activities

  • Association of Muslim Social Scientists UK
  • British Society of Criminology
  • Ethnic Minority Research Network in Criminology
  • European Society of Criminology
  • Higher Education Academy
  • Islamic Studies Network
  • Howard League Early Career Academics Network
  • Greater Manchester Diversity Research Forum
  • Muslims in Britain Research Network
  • Teaching and Learning Academy.

Academic qualifications

2017 – Current: MA Education
2016: Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice
2013: PhD Sociology, University of Kent
2008: MSc Criminology and Criminal Justice (Research Methods), University of Oxford
2007: BSc (Hons) Criminology and Forensic Science, Northumbria University.


  • Political Sociology
  • Critical Race Theory
  • Islamophobia
  • Political Islam
  • Counter-terrorism
  • Radicalisation
  • Race/Racism
  • Ethnography

Research interests

  • Political Sociology

  • Ethnography

  • Surveillance

  • Postcolonial Theory

Enterprise and commercial interests

  • I have engaged with various national and international media outlets, such as BBC, Guardian, Al Jazeera, and PBS America.
  • I have worked with numerous organisations to deliver workshops in my areas of expertise.
  • To get in touch about commercial and enterprise activities, email me at: fahid.qurashi@staffs.ac.uk


Journal articles

  • Qurashi, F. (2018) ‘The Prevent strategy and the UK ‘war on terror’: embedding infrastructures of surveillance in Muslim communities’, in Palgrave Communications. 4(17): 1-13
  • Qurashi, F. (2017) “Just get on with it’: implementing the Prevent duty in higher education and the role of academic expertise’, in Education, Citizenship, and Social Justice. 12(3): 197-212


  • Qurashi, F. (2018) ‘Black Panther: the same old western politics with a black face’, in 5Pillars.
  • Qurashi, F. (2017) ‘She’s not indifferent…we are: on our culture of denial in the ‘war on terror’, in Ceasefire. 4th April
  • Qurashi, F. (2016) ‘Prevent gives people permission to hate Muslims – it has no place in schools’, in The Guardian. 4th April.

Linkedin: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/fahid-qurashi-914a916b
Academia.edu: https://staffs.academia.edu/FahidQurashi
ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Fahid_Qurashi

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