Dr Stevie-Jade Hardy

Stevie-Jade HardyLecturer in Hate Studies

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I am a Lecturer in Hate Studies at the Centre for Hate Studies, which is based in the Department of Criminology. Over the past two years I have been commissioned to undertake six major research and consultancy projects on hate crime and as part of these projects I have engaged with more than 6,000 members of diverse and ‘hard to reach’ communities and has heard from more than 1,900 hate crime victims.

I have an established track record as a trainer in the field of hate studies. Over the past three years I have delivered evidence-based training on diversity and hate-related themes to more than 500 practitioners and policy-makers across England and Wales. In particular I have been commissioned by police forces, the Crown Prosecution Service, local authorities, NHS Partnership Trusts, schools and charities to deliver bespoke training packages which enable practitioners to be more effective at engaging with diversity, supporting victims and tackling hate.

I have extensive knowledge of Government policy and practice from working as a frontline practitioner within the public and voluntary sector. I also have experience of managing projects for people with mental ill-health, learning difficulties and physical disabilities; of designing and delivering activities for young people at risk of, if not already engaging in anti-social behaviour; and of providing emotional and practical support to victims of hate crime.

Administrative responsibilities

  • Postgraduate Year Tutor
  • Departmental Lead for Marketing and Enterprise
  • Departmental Lead for Outreach Activi


  • Hate Crime
  • Hate, Extremism and Everyday Prejudice
  • Preparing for Your Placement
  • Placement and Practice-Based Research Project


Hardy, S. (2017) Everyday Multiculturalism and Hidden Hate, Basingtoke: Palgrave.

Hardy, S. and Chakraborti, N. (2017) ‘Hate Crime’ in P. Carlen (ed) Criminologias Alternativas, Parana: IEA EDITORA.

Hardy, S. and Chakraborti, N. (2016) Healing the Harms: Identifying How Best to Support Hate Crime Victims, Leicester: University of Leicester.

Chakraborti, N. and Hardy, S. (2015) LGB&T Hate Crime Reporting: Identifying Barriers and Solutions, London: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Garland, J., Chakraborti, N. and Hardy, S. (2015) ‘‘It Felt Like a Little War’: Reflections on Violence against Alternative Subcultures’ Sociology 49 (6): 1065-1080.

Chakraborti, N., Garland, J. and Hardy, S. (2014) The Leicester Hate Crime Project Findings and Conclusions: Full Report, Leicester: University of Leicester.


  • Hate crime victimisation and perpetration
  • Hate crime policy and practice
  • ‘Everyday multiculturalism’

Mapping the Support Needs of Hate Crime Victims in the West Midlands, West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner, 2016-17

Stevie and Prof Neil Chakraborti have been commissioned by the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner to conduct a study that will identify the support needs of hate crime victims and will determine whether existing support provision is meeting the needs of hate crime victims. The empirical evidence generated as a result of this project and the recommendations that come from it will help to inform and improve the wider delivery of hate crime support services in the West Midlands.

Hate Crime: Identifying and Dismantling Barriers to Justice, Amnesty International UK, 2016-17

Stevie and Prof Neil Chakraborti were commissioned by Amnesty International UK to conduct a review of the Government’s approach to dealing with hate crime in England and Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland. This study was undertaken using a mixed methods approach which consisted of case studies drawn from examples of disablist hate crime, homophobic hate crime, racist hate crime, religiously-motivated hate crime and transphobic hate crime; an analysis of existing data sets; and a review of existing legislation and other forms of national policy relating to hate crime.


  • Hate crime victimisation and perpetration
  • Hate crime policy and practice
  • Racially and religiously motivated hate
  • Disability-related hate
  • Homophobic and transphobic hate

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