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Dr Abe Sweiry

Formerly at Lancaster University

Abe Sweiry

Research overview

Dr Abe Sweiry's research interests include hate crime, hate speech, contemporary antisemitism and the sociology of racism.  

He is currently conducting research on Hate Speech as part of the ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science (CASS). The project is centred on an examination of Crown Prosecution Service files to identify the triggers for racially and religiously aggravated prosecutions.

Dr Sweiry is also working on the application of corpus linguistic techniques to the research of hate speech on social media.


BA (Hons) Economic and Social Science, University of Manchester.

MA (Distinction) Middle Eastern Studies, University of Manchester.

PhD Applied Social Science, Lancaster University.

Current Teaching

Dr Sweiry is not currently teaching as he is working full time on research projects.

In previous years he has taught on the undergraduate module Hate Crime, Human Rights and the State and on the core undergraduate Criminology module.

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