He was previously Professor of Comparative Citizenship and Social Policy in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Strathclyde University, and a Reader at both Strathclyde and Northumbria University where he was also co-Director of the Centre for Civil Society and Citizenship (CCSC) in the Faculty of Arts, Design and Social Sciences. He was also a visiting Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Copenhagen.
Nasar supervises students working in different areas of the Social and Political Sciences, including in social and public policy; race and ethnicity; citizenship; multiculturalism and interculturalism; identity; religion and society; print media; public discourse; and education.
Courses co-Developed or co-Taught (* indicates convener)
Nasar has taught across Sociology, Politics and Social Policy Undergraduate and Postgraduate Degree Pathways, including:
Understanding Race and Colonialism University of Edinburgh, Years 1 & 2 Option
Race and Ethnicity University of Edinburgh, Years 3 & 4 Option
The Sociological Imagination: Individuals and Society University of Edinburgh, Year 1 Compulsory
Political Thinkers University of Edinburgh, Year 1 Compulsory
Global Sociology University of Edinburgh, MSc Option
Contemporary Social Policy in Scotland University of Strathclyde, Year 1 Compulsory
The Policy Process* University of Strathclyde, MSc Compulsory
Race, Ethnicity and Globalization* Northumbria University, Year 2 Option
Contemporary Social Theory* Northumbria University, Year 2 Compulsory
Foundations in Theory* Northumbria University, Year 1 Compulsory
Culture, Power and Identity Northumbria University, Year 1 Option
Religion, Society and State* Northumbria University, Year 3 Option
Core Skills in Research Development Northumbria University, MSc Compulsory
Contemporary Debates on Citizenship University of Southampton, MRes Option
Race, Ethnicity and Globalisation* University of Southampton, Year 2 Option
Citizenship Education and Policy* University of Southampton, Year 2 Option
Sociologies of Everyday Life University of Southampton, Year 1 Option
Teaching and RACE.ED at the University of Edinburgh
Together with Dr Katucha Bento and Dr Shaira Vadasaria, Nasar has co-developed and co-convened a new cross-university course on Race and Decolonial Studies at the University of Edinburgh as part of RACE.ED. This interdisciplinary course provides an overview of the major issues at stake in the study of race, racialization and decoloniality from a broadly conceived social science and humanities tradition.