Henri Nickels (PhD)

Henri Nickels
Henri Nickels

His areas of expertise with respect to the FRA’s work include: media and social representation of minorities, as well as issues around refugees and asylum; Islamophobia; counter-terrorism; research methodologies. He was previously a Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of European Transformations at London Metropolitan University, where he worked on a comparative study of the impact of counter-terrorism on Irish and Muslim communities in Britain. Prior to that he worked as a Research Officer at the Department of Politics, University of Surrey - on a project analysing representations of Islam as a security threat in Britain, France and Russia.

He has published extensively in the area of media and the representation of minorities, and is – together with Christopher Flood, Stephen Hutchings and Galina Miazhevich – the co-author of Islam, Security and Television News: A Comparative Study (2012), co-editor of Islam in the Plural: Identities, (Self-) Perceptions and Politics (2012), and co-editor of Islam in its International Context: Comparative Perspectives (2011).