School of Social and Political Science

Islamophobia, Prevent and 'Us'

Online event
11 November 2021
12:30 - 13:30



Poster for Islamophobia, Prevent and 'Us' - details in event listing


Join RACE.ED, the Edinburgh Race Equality Network and the University of Edinburgh Islamic Society to discuss Prevent and Islamophobia.

About this event

How and why does Prevent have such a detrimental impact in British Muslim life, and what are the underlying ideologies framing its approach?

Join us for this EREN, RACE.ED and the University of Edinburgh Islamic Society co-hosted event where panellists will discuss these questions and the wider relationship between Islamophobia and the Prevent agenda. In this session, we will also learn about the People’s Review of Prevent and the refusal of British Muslim communities to participate in the UK Government’s review of Prevent led by Sir William Shawcross.

Contributors will include Dr Madeline-Sophie Abbas, Dr Khadijah Elshayyal and Professor John Holmwood, and the discussion will be chaired by Professor Nasar Meer (SPS). 




Key speakers

  • Madeline-Sophie (Maddy) Abbas, Lecturer in Criminology and Sociology, Leeds Trinity University
  • Dr Khadijah Elshayyal, Associate Fellow, Alwaleed Centre, University of Edinburgh
  • Professor John Holmwood, Emeritus Professor of Sociology, University of Nottingham