Mikahil Sulaiman Azad


Lecturer in Criminology

School of Psychology

Department of Violence Prevention, Trauma and Criminology

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email: m.azad@worc.ac.uk

Mikahil Azad is a Lecturer in Criminology at the University Worcester. He joined the team in September 2023 and has previously taught at Birmingham City University and Arden University in Criminology. Mikahil is toward the end of his doctoral research which focuses upon safety in and around the space of mosques using ethnographic methodologies.

Mikahil’s primary research area is Islamophobia and understanding the experiences of British Muslim communities using a multi-disciplinary approach. His other research interests include honour-based abuse, online crime, and structural inequalities. Mikahil works closely with the community, stakeholders, and wider academic spaces informing them of prominent criminological issues and recommends strategies on how to counter these issues.


Mikahil applies a ‘blended learning’ approach to his sessions, thus maximising inclusivity and ensuring all students benefit from the sessions.


  • BA (Hons) Criminology – First Class (2019)
  • MA Criminology –Distinction (2020)
  • PgCert Research Methods (2021)
  • Doctor of Philosophy – (Ongoing)

Teaching Interests

  • Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice – L4
  • Professional Skills and Practice in Criminology – L4
  • Social Justice – L4
  • Building in Theory and Research in Criminology - L5
  • Contemporary and Global Issues in Criminology – L5
  • Constructing Crime – Criminology and Media – L5
  • Victimology – L5
  • “Race” and Ethnicity in Contemporary British Society – L5
  • Organised Crime, Terrorism, and Gangs – L6
  • Cybercrime – L6

Research Interests

  • Islamophobia Studies
  • British Muslim Communities
  • Ethnographic Research
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Honour-Based Abuse
  • Critical Victimology
  • Structural Inequalities
  • Continuum of Online/Offline Crime 

Membership of Professional Bodies

  •  British Society of Criminology