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 designed toBleeding Eye bridge the gap between academic research and professional practice.

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


The Centre will be delivering 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


The Leicester Centre for Hate Studies is coordinated by Dr Neil Chakraborti and Stevie-Jade Hardy. The activities of the Centre are overseen by an Advisory Board of experts and senior figures from a range of professional and academic backgrounds.

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Areas of Expertise

We have expertise in a wide range of themes relevant to hate studies. This includes:

  • 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