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Salman Sayyid

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Salman Sayyid

 

Salman Sayyid is currently based in the University of Leeds. From 2010 to 2013 he was inaugural Director of the Centre for Muslim and non-Muslim Understanding in Australia. His main intellectual interests lie in the areas of critical Muslim studies, postcolonial political theory and rhetoric. His numerous publications have widely discussed, and translated into a number of languages including German, Persian, Turkish, Arabic, Portuguese and Spanish. His first book A Fundamental Fear was upon publication nominated for British Sociological Association’s prize for the best first monograph; however, subsequently it was banned by the Malaysian government, and has just been released in its third edition. Sayyid’s recent publications include a co-edited volume: Thinking Through Islamophobia. His new book Recalling the Caliphate was published in 2014. He is the founding editor of new academic peer reviewed journal: ReOrient.