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).