University to launch new Centre for Hate Studies

Posted by ap507 at Feb 03, 2014 01:15 PM |
Leicester criminologist spearheads centre to help organisations respond to challenges posed by hate and prejudice

The launch event for the Leicester Centre for Hate Studies, which will act as a cross-disciplinary forum for generating research into issues of hate, prejudice and extremism, is taking place on Wednesday 26 February in the Frank and Katherine May lecture theatre in the Henry Wellcome building at 17:30pm.

The Centre, which is directed by Dr Neil Chakraborti (pictured), is a new initiative led by the Department of Criminology and emerged from the Leicester Hate Crime Project - a two year study, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, designed to examine the nature and impact of hate crime and victims’ expectations of the criminal justice system and other local support agencies.

With hate and prejudice 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 offering a range of professional development opportunities designed for those whose work overlaps with the broad field of hate studies. The Centre will also have the capacity to provide a range of other services, including training, evaluation and research on issues of regional, national and international significance.

To book a place at the launch event please RSVP by email to Liz Bonnett at LCHS@le.ac.uk by Friday 14 February.