CIS Thematic Reports

  • Muslims in the UK and Europe V

    (2019)
    The papers in this volume showcase some emerging postgraduate work on Muslims in the UK and Europe. They are expanded versions of papers presented at the University of Cambridge Centre of Islamic Studies’ fifth Annual Postgraduate Symposium held on 6-7 June 2019.

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  • Muslims in the UK and Europe IV

    (2018)
    The papers in this volume showcase some emerging postgraduate work on Muslims in the UK and Europe. They are expanded versions of papers presented at the University of Cambridge Centre of Islamic Studies’ fourth Annual Postgraduate Symposium held on 12-13 May 2017.

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  • Unpacking Radicalisation in a Prison Environment

    (2017)
    Transcript of a meeting held in Cambridge in January 2017 that brought together prison officers, police officers, academics and civil servants, to consider the challenges involved in managing issues around extremism in prisons.

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  • Muslims in the UK and Europe III

    (2017)
    The papers in this volume provide a snapshot of emerging postgraduate work on Muslims in the UK and Europe. They are expanded versions of papers presented at the University of Cambridge Centre of Islamic Studies’ third Annual Postgraduate Symposium held on 13-15 May 2016.

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  • Learning Talk: Ethics and Sociality in a Muslims Convert Support Network

    (2016)
    Philip Rushworth completed his Master’s degree at the University of Cambridge in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies in 2015 with the support of a Centre of Islamic Studies Studentship. His dissertation, published by the Centre, is about the ethics of sociality for converts to Islam in a support network in Manchester, UK. As a space for learning Islam and a site that was often described as a refuge from the challenges and complications of everyday life, the convert support environment was a space where converts participated in the transaction and exchange of pious sociality.

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  • Muslims in the UK and Europe II

    (2016)
    The papers in this volume provide a snapshot of emerging postgraduate work on Muslims in the UK and Europe. They are expanded versions of papers presented at the University of Cambridge Centre of Islamic Studies’ second Annual Postgraduate Symposium held on 29-31 May 2015.

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  • Anti-Muslim Hate Crime

    (2016)
    This report introduces a wave of recent British research studies that have examined anti-Muslim hate crime in the UK. These studies share a common characteristic in that they have each explored issues around anti-Muslim hate, discrimination and prejudice using an evidence-based approach to generate their findings and support their conclusions.

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  • Narratives of Conversion to Islam in Britain: Male Perspectives

    (2016)
    Based on an extended set of conversations held at the University of Cambridge in 2014/5 with male converts to Islam, this project provides a platform for male converts from diverse socio-economic, geographical and denominational backgrounds to articulate their experiences and perspectives on matters they have identified as significant.

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  • Muslims in the UK and Europe I

    (2014)
    This edited collection presents a range of topical essays on Islam and Muslims in Europe. The product of the University of Cambridge Centre of Islamic Studies’ first graduate symposium, it tackles issues ranging from burial rituals to the halal economy, minority fiqh to hip-hop, psychological therapy to hate crime.

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  • Narratives of Conversion to Islam in Britain: Female Perspectives

    (2013)
    This report is exclusively about female converts to Islam in Britain. Female conversion to Islam in particular challenges the binaries of tradition versus modernity and faith versus secularism, by combining in the person of the convert – and her body – both the insider and outsider, and doing so in a way that has the capacity to dilute the rough and ready distinction between ‘us’ and ‘them’.

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