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Tarek Qureshi

Associate Lecturer in Social Science

BA (Hons), MSc


  • Before joining Birkbeck Tarek was an academic researcher working on a number of important research projects. In 2002 on the Nuffield foundation funded post Macpherson Enquiry examination of public attitudes to policing in London and racism (2002). In 2000 the Rowntree Foundation funded project that investigated South Asian parents' knowledge of and attitudes towards social work and family support services (2000). In 1997 a Government funded report on Minority Ethnic Male participation in the UK Labour Market.

Research and Teaching

  • Tarek has over 10 years of social policy related research and teaching experience in the field of ‘race’ and ethnicity studies. In that time he has assisted in the development of methodologies that attempt to support excluded groups to better represent their own views and opinions. He has combined his research activities with lecturing on a unique postgraduate Masters programme that reflects on issues of equality at a more theoretical level. He is particularly interested in the impact of discourses of racialisation on local communities in relation to racial violence/harassment, policing and transnational identities.
  • Teaching
  • Tarek teaches on the following modules:
    • Understanding Social Policy
    • Social Inequalities and Diversities
  • Supervision
    • MA Culture, Diaspora, Ethnicity
    • BSc Social Science


    • Marian FitzGerald, Mike Hough, Ian Joseph and Tarek Qureshi (2000) Policing for London Willan Publishing ISBN 1-903240-93-X
    • Tarek Qureshi, David Berridge and Helen Wenman (2000) Where to turn? Family Support for South Asian Communities A Case Study. National Children’s Bureau & Joseph Rowntree Foundation ISBN 1 900990 61 X
    • John Wrench, Tarek Qureshi and Edgar Hassan (1999) ‘From School to the Labour Market in Market in Britain: The Qualitative Exposure of Structures of Exclusion’ in Migrants, Ethnic Minorities and the Labour Market : Integration and Exclusion in Europe by John Wrench (Preface), Andrea Rea (Editor), Nouria Ouali (Preface) St. Martins Press ISBN: 0312221878
    • Tarek Qureshi (1998) Living in Britain: Growing Old in Britain A Study of Bangladeshi Elders in London Redwood Books, Centre for Policy on Ageing ISBN 1 901097 10 2
    • John Wrench & Tarek Qureshi (1996) Higher Horizons: A Qualitative Study of Young Men of Bangladeshi Origin The Department of Education and Employment ISBN 0 11 270946 X
    • Phil Cohen, Tarek Qureshi and Ian Toon (1996) It Will Be All White on the Night – Narratives of Nativism on the Isle Of Dogs’, in Rising in the East, The Regeneration of East London by Tim Butler (Editor), Michael Rustin (Editor) Lawrence & Wishart ISBN: 0853158444
    • Jeremy Cooper and Tarek Qureshi (1993) Through Patterns Not Our Own - A Study Of The Regulation of Violence on the Council Estates Of East London. New Ethnicities Unit, University of East London ISBN 1 874210 15 2


  • Consultation
    • Trainer/consultant - Diversity Matters for teaching in FE Colleges
    • Steering Group Member: London Arts culturally diverse arts activity project
    • Foreign and Commonwealth Office consultation on ‘Forced Marriages’
    • Consultation for Luton Borough Council on social work diversity policy

Contact details

+ 44 (0)20 3073 8454