Professor, Coventry University

Joel Busher is Professor of Political Sociology at the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations (CTPSR), Coventry University. His primary research interests are in anti-minority activism, the dynamics of political violence and restraint, and the enactment of security policy and its societal impacts. He has published extensively on these topics, and his book, The Making of Anti-Muslim Protest (Routledge), was awarded the British Sociological Association’s Philip Abrams Memorial Prize.

He frequently presents to and advises policymakers and practitioners at local, national and international levels. He is an Associate Editor of Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression; and an Expert Consultant on the International Consensus Guidelines Committee of the Canadian Practitioners Network for the Prevention of Radicalization and Extremist Violence (CPN-PREV).

Joel has previously been PI on the CREST-funded project, ‘Hot Periods’ Of Anti-Minority Activism And The Threat Of Violent Domestic Extremism: Towards An Assessment Framework, The Internal Brakes on Violent Escalation, and is currently Co-I on the CREST-funded project, Evaluating Security Interventions in Public Locations.

He tweets @joel_busher

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