Dr. Hizer Mir


I joined the University of Leeds in 2008 for my undergraduate degree and, with the exception of my Masters year, have been based at Leeds since. After working at the LifeLong Learning Centre at the University of Leeds during my PhD, I joined the School of Sociology and Social Policy in 2019 as a Teaching Fellow. In 2021, I became a Lecturer in Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Leeds.


  • Programme Manager - Joint Honours
  • Study Abroad and Year in Industry Coordinator
  • Student Opportunities and Employability Lead

Research interests

My research interests converge at the intersection of the fields of Critical Muslim Studies, decoloniality, religion and secularism, popular culture, Traditionalism and the Alt Right.

<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://essl.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>

Student education

In the School of Sociology and Social Policy, I teach on a wide variety of modules across both undergraduate and postgraduate study. The topics I cover in my teaching include (but are not limited to) racism, decoloniality, post colonial theory, inequalities and popular culture.