Awarded the Royal Society of Edinburgh Thomas Reid Medal 2016 (see here and here)
Named a Routledge 'Super Author', 2013 (see here and here)
Elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences (FAcSS), 2017
Minda de Gunzburg Fellowship, Harvard University, 2012-13
Resident Visiting Fellowship, Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of Edinburgh, 2012-3.
Keynotes and Invited Talks
Invited Speaker Race in Britain: Inequality, Identity & Belonging, at Cumberland Lodge in collaboration with the Runnymede Trust (1-2 November, 2018).
Keynote address The Social Policy Association Annual Teaching and Learning Conference, University of Birmingham (17 September, 2018).
Keynote Address European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI), Joint initiative of the European Centre for Minority Issues and Coppieters Foundation, Coppieters Foundation, Brussels,
Invited Address, ‘Living with Islamophobia’, Jewish Museum and the Humboldt-University, 11-12, October 2018. Video available here
Invited panellist, Nationhood and identity’, London School of Economics, 7 June 2018. Video available here
Keynote Lecture, Woolf Institute, ‘Emergent Religious Pluralisms’, Cambridge University, 17 April 2018.
Keynote Plenary Lecture, British Sociological Association (BSA) Race and Migration Stream, 10-12 April, 2018.
Keynote Lecture, ‘Race in Contemporary Denmark’ conference, Aalborg University, 17 January, 2018.
Keynote Lecture, Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide, 13 December, 2017.
Invited Address, United Nations University, Addressing Xenophobia and Representations of Migrants in the Media 16‐20 October 2017 Bellagio, Italy.
Keynote Address, BSA SocRel Annual Conference, 12-14 July, 2017
Invited Panellist, SPA Symposium, 10 July, 2017
Invited Address, Amsterdam Institute for Studies in the Humanities, June 21-4 June, 2017
Invited Address, INED Paris, 22-23 June, 2017
Keynote Address, CERES Edinburgh, 15 June, 2017.
Invited Address, Connected Pasts and Futures: Jews and Muslims of Europe, London School of Economics, 8-9 June, 2017
Invited Address, United Nations Panel, New York, 20 April, 2017 Video available here
Invited Address, 'An Englishness Open to All?', Winchester University, 31 March, 2017
Public Lecture, 'Liberal Citizenship, Multiculturalism and Islam in Europe', 1 February, 2017
Invited Address, 'A Cosmopolitan Europe?' Maynooth University, 16 November 2016
Invited Lecture, Universite Paris Diderot, 3 October 2016.
Invited Speaker, From race relations to faith relations, Bradford Literature Festival, 30 May 2016
Keynote Address, Intercultural Research Centre Symposium, 19 May 2016
Keynote Lecture, ‘Berlin Forum for Muslim Thinking’, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, 6-8 April 2016.
Invited Lecture, Gulen Chair for Intercultural Studies (GCIS), University of Leuven, 28 April 2016
Invited Lecture, Centre for Advanced Migration Studies, University of Copenhagen, 27 April 2016
Invited Speaker, Scottish Associaiton for the Study of Offending (SASO), 'Radicalisation', 3 March 2016
Invited Lecture, University of York, ‘Looking up in Scotland?’ 3 December 2015
Keynote Lecture, European Institute of Mediterranean (IeMed) with the colaboration with the Centre d'Estudis i Migracions de la Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona, 14 October 2015. Video Available here
Invited Speaker, ‘New Approaches to Citizenship and Inequality: Gender, Race, and Rights,’ Purdue University 1-3 October 2015.
Invited Speaker, Race and Nation, Glasgow, 18 September Video Available here
Invited Panellist, Centre for Racial Equality in Scotland, Opening Event, 24 June 2015.
Invited Speaker, BSA Postgraduate Forum Conference Day, Glasgow Caledonian, 14 April 2015.
Invited Speaker, Being German, Becoming Muslim: race, religion, and conversion in the New Europe, London School of Economics, January 2015 Audio available here
Keynote Address, Racialization, Racism and (anti)Racism in the Nordic Countries, University of Aalborg, 27-8 November 2014. See broadcast news item and the conference program
Invited Speaker, Sense of Belonging in a Diverse Britain, Dialogue Society, Coventry University, 20 November 2014.
Invited Speaker, Berlin Forum for Muslim Thinking - Muslim Living and Thinking in Western Migration Societies, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung 8-10 October 2014.
Invited Speaker, Diversity and the Gift of Islam - The Muslim Institute, 10-11 May 2014.
Conference Address, BRAIS, 10-11 April 2014.
Invited Speaker, Citizenship and Political Participation in the Mediterranean Region, Istanbul, 27 February to 2 March 2014.
Invited Speaker, Multiculturalism in the British Commonwealth, Center for British Studies, University of California, Berkeley, 31 January 2014.
Invited Speaker, International Symposium of Imam-Hatip, Centennial Anniversary, Istanbul, 23-24 November 2013
Invited Speaker, Perceptions of Muslims in the West, Harvard University, 5 December 2013
Launch Symposium, Racialization and Religion, Birkbeck University, 2 December 2013 Audio Available here
Invited Speaker, Law, Politics and Religion Symposium, Edinburgh University, 9 September 2013
Keynotes Address, Britishness in the 21st Century, Keele University, Wednesday 19 June 2013. VIDEO Available here
Invited Speaker, Muslims Musliticulturalism and Trust, New Directions, SOAS, 1-2 June 2013. Faculty Films VIDEO Available here
Invited Speaker, Symposium on Integration, Disadvantage and Extremism, co-convened between the All Party Parliamentary Group on Antisemitism, Oxford and Birkbeck Universities, 8 May 2013. AUDIO Available here
Invited Speaker, The New Muslims, Manchester University and the Runnymede Trust, 8 March, 2013. AUDIO and FILM and REPORT Available.
Keynote Address: BSA Sociology of Religion Study Group, BSA Imperial Wharf, London 13 December, 2012.
British Council Outreach Tour, Our Shared Future, Washington DC and Los Angeles, Comprising a week of seminars and lectures, 1-6 October, 2012. VIDEO Available here
Panel Member, The 'Retreat' of Multiculturalism? chaired by Professor Lord Bhikhu Parekh, 8th Annual Conference Joint international multidisciplinary conference, CRONEM, 26 - 27 June 2012.
Invited Speaker, International Summer School on Human Rights, Minorities and Diversity Management, EURAC, Bolzano, 25 June-7 July, 2012.
Invited Speaker, Expert seminar from the HEA Islamic Studies Network, London Metropolitan University, 18 May, 2012. Download report here
Conference Address, 'Conceptualizing Muslim identity politics in Europe', Alawaleed Centre, Edinburgh University. AUDIO available here, 20-21 April, 2012.
Invited Speaker, ‘Multiculturalism and Muslims’, Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism, Birkbeck University , 20 February 2012.
Invited Speaker, 'Sematics, Scales and Solidarities in the study of antisemitism and Islamophobia', Islam in the West Study Group, Harvard University, 10 February, 2012.
Invited Speaker (with T. Modood), ‘Fear and Anxiety Over National Identity’, Columbia University, New York (INED and Russell Sage Foundation), 9-10 December 2011.
Invited Speaker, 'Conceptualising ‘Muslim’ identities in Europe, Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto,11 Novermber 2011.
Invited speaker, ‘Learning to Live in a Multicultural World’, Initiatives of Change, Caux, Switzerland, 26 July 2011. AUDIO available here.
Invited Speaker, ‘Patterns of Exclusion in the 20th and 21st Century: Racism, Antisemitism and Islamophobia in Europe’, Freiburg University, May 2011.
Invited Speaker (with T. Modood), ‘A Civic Thickening of British Multiculturalism?’, Multiculturalism Workshop, MIM, Malmö University, April 2011.
Invited Speaker (with T. Modood), ‘Contemporary Developments in British Citizenship, Immigration and Integration in Europe: Assessment and Prospects’, University of Grenoble, March 2011.
Invited Speaker, ‘Scales, Semantics, and Solidarities’, Thinking Through Islamophobia, House of Commons, February 2011
Keynote Address, 'Education for 'National' Citizenship in the Context of Devolution and Ethno-Religious Conflict', Birkbeck College, University of London, 16 July 2010.
Invited Speaker, 'Positive Action and Community Cohesion in the UK', Goldsmiths College, University of London, University, 8 July 2010.
Invited Speaker (with T. Modood), 'Researching "race" and "racism"', ESRC Methods Seminar, University of Southampton, 20 May 2009.
Invited Speaker, debate on 'Islam and the Limits of Multiculturalism', University of West of England, 14 May 2008
Invited Symposium Paper (with T. Modood), 'Thinking Through Islamophobia', University of Leeds, 8 May 2008.
Keynote Address, 'Schooling in Immigration Societies', University of Berlin, 13-15 February 2008.
Invited Panel Member (with T. Modood), Second International Social Science Research Council meeting on Education and Migration, New York, 12-14 January 2008.