Claudia Radiven


I joined the University of Leeds in 2009 to complete my undergraduate degree in Middle Eastern Studies and MA by research in the School of Arabic, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies (AIMES). My PhD is split between the School of Sociology & Social Policy (SSP) and AIMES (due for completion 2021). In November 2020 I joined SSP as a Teaching Fellow where I teach primarily on topics such as crime and race. My current research focusses on the Prevent policy, colonial racial governance and Islamophobia.

Research interests

My research interests include Critical Muslim Studies, decoloniality, counter-terror and de-radicalisation, Islamophobia, racism, and State Crimes

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  • PhD Sociology and Social Policy
  • Masters (by research) Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies
  • BA (Hons) Middle Eastern Studies

Professional memberships

  • BRAIS (British Association of Islamic Studies)
  • EISA (European International Studies Association)
  • CERS (Centre for Ethnicity and Racism Studies)
  • Iqbal Centre for the Study of Contemporary Islam

Student education

I teach on a wide variety of modules across both undergraduate and postgraduate study. In SSP these include topics that focus on crime, race and social policy. I am particularly interested in teaching about crimes from above and disrupting the narratives that focus on street crime/crimes from below only. I also teach in the School of Arabic, Islamic and Middle Eastern studies on modules that focus on radicalisation/de-radicalisation, Islamic theology and philosophy, and Islamophobia. I have also taught at Leeds for Life on subjects focussing on religion and violence.