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Professor Paul Iganski


Paul Iganski

Bowland North



Tel: +44 1524 594121

PhD supervision

I am very interested to hear from potential applicants for PhD projects on any aspects of 'hate crime' and 'hate speech'. I am happy to talk through informally ideas for projects and support applicants through the application process at Lancaster University.

Research Interests

For two decades I have specialised in research, writing, teaching, and public engagement about hate crime and hate speech. My research and public engagement activity directly informs my teaching.

I particularly apply a victim-centred harms-based approach focusing on the impacts and consequences of hate victimisation and how this might inform policy and practice with hate crime victims and offenders. My research featured as a hate crime impact case study for the UK’s 2014 Research Excellence Framework. It has impacted upon the allocation of funding for anti-racist organisations in Western Europe; raised awareness about the support needs of victims and offenders for governmental and non-governmental organisations across the EU; and informed the direct delivery of support services for victims of hate crime.

I mostly conduct my research in collaboration with, or commissioned by, NGOs and the equalities sector internationally. These have included the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) Scotland and the Northern Ireland Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (NIACRO). Beyond the UK they have included the European Network Against Racism (ENAR), Minority Rights Group International, RAA Sachsen (Germany), Journalists for Tolerance (Belarus), Campaign Against Homophobia (Poland), People for Change Foundation (Malta) and the International Center for Journalists (U.S).

I am often asked to give talks, other presentations and training for international governmental and non-governmental organisations on the problems of hate crime and hate speech and appropriate interventions. They often become adapted for my lectures to students at Lancaster University. Some recent highlights include:



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