Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Center for Contemporary South Asia

Tariq Modood — Ethno-Religious Equality, Islamophobia, Multicultural Equality and Moderate Secularism: Do these concepts have application in South Asia?

Thursday, April 12, 2018

12:00pm – 2:00pm

Birkelund Board Room, Watson Institute 

Tariq Modood is the founding Director of the Bristol University Research Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship and a Fellow of the Brittish Acadamy. Tariq has held over 40 grants and consultancies (UK, European and US), have over 35 (co-)authored and (co-)edited books and reports and over 250 articles or chapters in political philosophy, sociology and public policy. He was a Robert Schuman Fellow at the European University Institute for part of 2013-15, a ‘Thinker in Residence’ at the Royal Academy of Flanders, Brussels in 2017 and currently is a Visiting Fellow, Cumberland Lodge, Windsor (2017-2020).

Tariq is the co-founding editor of the international journal, Ethnicities. His publications include Multicultural Politics: Racism, Ethnicity and Muslims in Britain (2005), Multiculturalism: A Civic Idea (2007/2013) and Still Not Easy Being British: Struggles for a Multicultural Citizenship (2010); and as co-editor, Multiculturalism, Muslims and Citizenship: A European Approach (2006), Secularism, Religion and Multicultural Citizenship (2009), Global Migration, Ethnicity and Britishness (2011), European Multiculturalisms (2012), Tolerance, Intolerance and Respect (2013), Religion in a Liberal State (2013), Multiculturalism Rethought (2015), Multiculturalism and Interculturalism: Debating the Dividing Lines (2016) and The Problem of Religious Diversity: European Challenges, Asian Approaches (2017).

Tariq is highly committed to public engagement and is a regular contributor to media and policy debates.  His work is frequently cited by policy-makers and practioners and on several occasions has influenced policy. He has been Adviser to the Muslim Council of Britain and  have served on the DfES Race, Education and Employment Forum; the Commission on the Future of Multi-Ethnic Britain (1997-2000); the IPPR Commission on National Security (2007-09); the National Equality Panel (2007-10); and the Commission on Religion and Belief in British Public Life (2013-16).

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