Re/presenting Islam on Campus

Re/presenting Islam on Campus is a three year project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). It explores how Islam and Muslims are represented and perceived on UK University campuses. Islam means different things to different people and much has been said and written about Islam in recent years.

The project will analyse how Islam is understood on university campuses and will enable an open, informed discussion about Islam as an aspect of British life. It will present a fair, accurate and evidence-based picture of the way things are. To accomplish this, fieldwork will be undertaken at four universities in England, Wales and Scotland, and two Muslim Higher Education providers.

Through effective knowledge exchange with various academic and non-academic stake-holders, the project will develop and share practical answers to the challenges facing higher education in the UK today. The project is based at SOAS and is led by Professor Alison Scott-Baumann together with Dr Sariya Cheruvallil-Contractor (Coventry), Dr Mathew Guest (Durham), Dr Shuruq Naguib(Lancaster) and Dr Aisha Phoenix (SOAS).