Dr Amina Easat-Daas

Job: Early Career Academic Fellow

Faculty: Arts, Design and Humanities

School/department: School of Humanities and Performing Arts

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: 0116 257 7423

E: amina.easat-daas@dmu.ac.uk

W: https://www.dmu.ac.uk


Personal profile

Dr Amina Easat-Daas earned her PhD at Aston University, Birmingham, UK and studied Muslim women’s political participation in France and Belgium. Prior to this she completed her MA in Modern Languages and Humanities and also her BA in Psychology and Modern Languages at the University of Leicester.

Dr Easat-Daas in a Lecturer in Politics. She is module leader on the undergraduate Global Comparative Politics module and the postgraduate module Politics of Identity and Space. At De Montfort University Dr Easat-Daas is member of the Centre for Urban Research on Austerity and is affiliated to the Stephen Lawrence Research Centre. 

Before joining De Montfort University Amina worked in the School of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Leeds within the Centre for Ethnicity and Racism Studies on the EU funded Counter-Islamophobia Kit project.

Her research interests include the study of Muslim women, Muslim youth, Islamophobia and creatively countering-Islamophobia in Europe, gendered dimensions of Islamophobia, and ‘European-Islam’. In her capacity as an emerging Islamophobia studies specialist, she has been invited and has presented her research findings to the European Parliament, the Council of Europe, the Carter Center (USA), and the OSCE-ODIHR among others and has appeared on national and international media on numerous occasions to discuss Muslim current affairs.

Her recently published monograph is EASAT-DAAS, A., 2020. Muslim Women’s Political Participation in France and Belgium. (Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke).

Research group affiliations

The Centre for Urban Research on Austerity (CURA)

Stephen Lawrence Research Centre (SLRC)

Key research outputs

EASAT-DAAS, A., 2020. Muslim Women’s Political Participation in France and Belgium. (Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke).

Research interests/expertise

  • Islamophobia Studies – particularly gendered dimensions of Islamophobia.
  • Muslims and Islam in Europe
  • Political participation and gender
  • Political participation by ethnic minorities
  • Comparative Politics
  • Decoloniality

Areas of teaching

POPP1105 Global Comparative Politics

POPP3000 Politics Dissertation 

POPP5032 Politics of Identity and Space



BA (University of Leicester), MA (University of Leicester), PhD (Aston University)

Membership of professional associations and societies

  • Muslims in Britain Research Network (MBRN)
  • British Association of Islamic Studies (BRAIS)

Current research students

Amelia Gascoigne-Roberts, PT, 1st Supervisor. 

Professional esteem indicators

Advisory Board Member of the European Forum of Muslim Women (EFOMW)

Ambassador of Milton Keynes Islamic Arts and Culture (MKIAC)

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