Co-ordinator, Democracy and Islam Programme, Centre for the Study of Democracy, University of Westmi

Dr Abdelwahab El-Affendi is Reader in Politics at the Centre for the Study of Democracy, University of Westminster, and is the founder and co-ordinator of the Democracy and Islam Programme since 1998. He was an ESRC/AHRC Fellow at RCUK’s Global Uncertainties Programme (2009-2012), and Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Islamic Studies, University of Cambridge (2010-2012). His most recent book is Genocidal Nightmares: Narratives of Insecurity and the Logic of Mass Atrocities (Bloomsbury, 2015); he is also author of Darfur: A Decade in Crisis (2013) and Who Needs an Islamic State? (2008 [1991]), and many other books and contributor to many leading journals. Dr El-Affendi was member of the core team of authors of the Arab Human Development Report (2004) and co-author of the report Contextualizing Islam in Britain (2009-2012). He was the 2006 winner of the Muslim News Allama Iqbal Award for Creativity in Islamic Thought. He is member of the ESRC Peer Review College, and Fellow of the RSA.