Izram Chaudry

Izram Chaudry


In 2018, I completed my undergraduate degree in Physical Education with First Class Honours at Leeds Beckett University. I also won the Deans Award for Excellency in Studies at graduation. Subsequently, in 2019, I completed a masters degree in Social Research at the University of Leeds with Distinction. I have now been awarded a full-time Leeds Doctoral Scholarship to undertake PhD research within the School of Sociology and Social Policy. 

I am also a casual research assistant for an external British Academy funded research project exploring Islamophobia and Anti-Muslim prejudice online within the context of the English Football League.

Prior to postgraduate study, I worked in education delivering subject-specific lessons at primary, secondary and special educational needs and disabillity (SEND) institutions. 

On completion of my PhD, I hope to become a teaching fellow/researcher within Racism and Ethnicity studies.

Research interests

My MA thesis focused on the ways in which a sample of British Muslim University Students consumed and responded to the representation of Islam and Muslims on both traditional and social media platforms. 

Whilst it is at an embryonic stage, my PhD research will focus on how Islamophobia and Anti-Muslim racism impacts the experiences of British Muslim amateur and professional boxers, and how they respond to these prejudices. Consideration to intersecting factors such as Social Class and Gender will also be imperative. 

Research Interests:

  • Critical Race Theory
  • Whiteness
  • ‘Race’ & Education
  • Racial/ Religious Microaggressions
  • Inequalities In The Media
  • Islamophobia and Anti-Muslim Racism


  • BA (Hons) Physical Education (First Class)
  • MA Social Research (Distinction)

Research groups and institutes

  • Centre for Ethnicity and Racism Studies