Awan is the Deputy Director of the Centre for Applied Criminology at
Birmingham City University. He is an expert on Muslim
communities, cyber hate, counter-terrorism and policing issues. He
is the co-editor of 'Policing Cyber Hate, Cyber Threats and Cyber
Terrorism' (2012) and 'Extremism, Counter-Terrorism and Policing'
(2013) and a regular contributor to the Huffington Post, the
Guardian, the New Statesman, Al Jazeera and the Independent.