Dr. Tahir Abbas

Tahir Abbas is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Security and Global Affairs at Leiden University in The Hague. He is the Scientific Coordinator of the H2020 RIA ‘DRIVE’ project (Determining multilevel-led causes and testing intervention designs to reduce radicalisation, extremism, and political violence in North-Western Europe through social inclusion). His recent books are Countering Violent Extremism (IB Tauris, 2021), Islamophobia and Radicalisation (Hurst/Oxford University Press in NYC, 2019), and Contemporary Turkey in Conflict (Edinburgh University Press, 2017). His recent edited books are Political Muslims (co-ed., with S Hamid, Syracuse University Press, 2019) and Muslim Diasporas in the West: Critical Readings in Sociology (4 vols., Routledge Major Works Series, 2016). Recent peer-reviewed journal articles have appeared in Critical Studies on Terrorism, Ethnicities, Philosophy and Social Criticism, Critical Social Policy, British Journal of Sociology of Education, Turkish Studies, and Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs. Abbas has been a visiting scholar at the London School of Economics (2017-2019) and New York University (2015-2016). He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Fellow of the Muslim Institute and Associate Editor of Critical Muslim (Hurst/Oxford University Press in Delhi).

Key ICCT Publications:

Welten, L. and Abbas, T. Critical Perspectives on Salafism in the Netherlands. Research Paper, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague, 26 April 2021

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