Centre for the Study of Islam in the Contemporary World


Our research agenda is driven by six key research clusters led by Alwaleed Centre academic staff and Fellows. Click on any of the links below to learn more.

Muslims in Europe

Research and teaching focused on Europe's second-largest religious minority with an emphasis on representation, politics and debates around multiculturalism.

Sunni-Shi'i Relations

Exploring the multifaceted contemporary relationship between Islam's two main sects, with a particular focus on the UK and Europe as well as other Muslim-minority contexts.

Mediterranean Islamisms

A major new research project assessing the role of Islamist groups and actors in the social and political lives of Morocco, Tunisia, Turkey and Egypt.

Islam and Inter-religious Relations

Exploring the relationship between Islam and other religious traditions, in both Muslim-majority and Muslim–minority contexts.

Islamic Discourses in the Middle East

Exploring Islam's role in public life and its relationship with the state in a dynamic and rapidly-changing Middle East.