Dr. Fahid Qurashi

School of Health and Society

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Contact Details

Allerton building L517

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Current positions

Lecturer in Criminology


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 would be interested to hear from prospective PhD students who would like to pursue a doctorate in these areas. He sits on the editorial board for the International Journal of Criminology and Sociology and is a Research Director at the Ayaan Institute thinktank.


Module Lead: 

  • Theoretical Criminology (L5)
  • Violence in Society (L5 & 6)

Contribute to: 

  • Becoming a Social Scientist (L4)
  • Policing and Social Control (L5 & 6)

Research interests

  • Political Islam
  • Islamophobia
  • Race and Racism
  • Counterterrorism
  • Radicalisation
  • Surveillance
  • Crime
  • Imprisonment
  • Ethnography
  • Religious Revivalism

Qualifications and Memberships

  • BSc (Hons) Criminology and Forensic Science (Northumbria University)
  • MSc Criminology & Criminal Justice (Research Methods) (University of Oxford)
  • MA Education (Canterbury Christ Church University)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (Canterbury Christ Church University)
  • PhD Sociology (by scholarship, University of Kent)
  • Association of Muslim Social Scientists UK
  • British Society of Criminology
  • European International Studies Association
  • European Society of Criminology
  • Islamic Studies Network
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Muslims in Britain Research Network
  • Teaching and Learning Academy
  • The Ayaan Institute