The Leicester Centre for Hate Studies

Welcome to the Centre

Based within the University of Leicester's highly regarded Department of Criminology, the Leicester Centre of Hate Studies is a new centre bridging the gap between academic research and professional practice.

Bleeding Eye

With hate, prejudice and extremism having increasing relevance to multiple fields of work, the Leicester Centre for Hate Studies is a key driver of knowledge exchange and information sharing between academics, practitioners, activists and policy-makers.


Our Mission

Our mission is to help organisations across the world to challenge all forms of hate and to support victims through the development of evidence-based policy and practice.

The Centre delivers on this mission by providing a range of services and activities, including:

  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD), consultancy, evaluation and training
  • Research on issues of regional, national and international significance
  • Conferences, seminars and practitioner-orientated workshops
  • An academic network for cross-disciplinary debate and knowledge exchange
  • Opportunities for personal development and further study, including the supervision of PhD research
  • The production of educational resources such as short films, audio material and written reports

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Areas of Expertise

We offer workshops on a wide range of themes relevant to hate studies, including:

  • Cyber hate
  • Disabilist hate
  • Diversity and ‘difference’
  • Hate and extremism
  • Hate crime laws
  • Hate offenders
  • Homophobic hate
  • International hate crime policy
  • Islamophobia
  • Multiculturalism
  • Racially motivated hate
  • Religiously motivated hate
  • Responding to hate crime
  • Supporting victims of hate
  • Transphobic hate