Dr Fahid Qurashi

School of Health & Society

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Dr Qurashi joined the University of Salford in 2021 having been a Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Sociology at Staffordshire University (2018-2021) and a Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Canterbury Christ Church University (2014-2018). Dr Qurashi has led and taught on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes across Sociology, Criminology, Religious Studies, and Terrorism Studies. He acquired Fellowship of the HEA in 2016 and membership of the Teaching and Learning Academy in 2017. Dr Qurashi has extensive mentoring experience and leads the Criminology/Sociology Peer Mentor Scheme. He is also the Sociology and Criminology EDI Champion. Dr Qurashi has a PhD in Sociology (Kent) and conducts research in the areas of Political Islam, Islamophobia, Race and Racism, Counterterrorism, Radicalisation, Surveillance, Crime, Imprisonment, Ethnography, and Religious Revivalism. He sits on the editorial board for the International Journal of Criminology and Sociology and is a Research Director at the Ayaan Institute thinktank.

Areas of Research

Political Islam
Race and Racism
Religious Revivalism

Areas of Supervision

Dr Qurashi would be interested to hear from prospective PhD students who would like to pursue a doctorate in any areas of his research expertise and interest.


Module Leader:
1. Theoretical Criminology (L5)
2. Violence in Society (L5 & 6)

I also contribute to the following modules:

1. Policing and Social Control (L5 & 6)
2. Dissertation (L6)
3. Extended Essay (L5)

Qualifications and Recognitions

  • Sociology

  • Criminology and Criminal Justice (Research Methods)

  • Education

  • Criminology and Forensic Science

  • Postgradute Certificate in Academic Practice