Dr Shamila Ahmed

Dr Shamila Ahmed

I completed a BA (Hons) in Criminology and Criminal Justice in 2004 and between 2006 -2011 I held the position of a Research Fellow and a Teaching Fellow at the University of Birmingham. In 2012 I was awarded a PhD from the University of Birmingham for my research on the impact of the ‘War on Terror’ on British Muslims, specifically focusing on their experiences and perceptions of the state, the police and Islamic identity. I have been invited to Home Office and United Nations conferences pertaining to the War on Terror.  


  • Ahmed, S (2013) ‘The impact of the ‘war on terror’ on Birmingham’s Pakistani / Kashmiri Muslims’ perceptions of the state, the police and Islamic identities’. The Applied Social Science Research Group:  Buckinghamshire New University
  • Organised ‘Grey Side of the Sky’, Funded by Institute of Diversity, Research, Inclusivity, Communities and Society (IDRICS): Bucks’ New University (2013)
  • Ahmed, S (2014) ‘Moving beyond the restrictions of criminology: Critical perspectives and non-state centricism in the 'war on terror'. Western Society of Criminology Conference: Hawaii  
  • Ahmed, S (2014) ‘The impact of the ‘war on terror’ on cosmopolitan forms of belonging’. New Talking Ideas, Mobile and Rooted Worlds: Buckinghamshire New University

Ahmed, S (2018) Justice and humanity in International terrorism. Asian Society of Criminology. Penang Malaysia

Ahmed, S (2019) Confronting geopolitical injustice and inequality in the ‘war on terror’. American Society of Criminology Conference, San Francisco. USA.

Ahmed, S (2020) Keynote Speaker: Addressing Violent Youth Radicalisation in Europe. University of East London

  • Centre for Social Justice Research