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Biography

Kusminder Chahal has been an active researcher for over 23 years, working in a variety of settings ranging from local government, consultancies, community projects and higher education. His research interests have largely been focused on exploring the lived experience of racist victimisation and hate crimes and practical responses for victims; working in local communities to identify local needs and contribute to actioning those needs; undertake ethnographic inspired research in everyday situations to explore multiculture, social relations and diversity. Kusminder’s research on racist victimisation and victim-led services contributed to a national charitable trust setting aside £1M funding for community-based projects working directly with victims of racist hate. Kusminder’s work on racist victimisation has been described as “essential reading”. He has trained over 450 community activists as community-based researchers and trained over 4000 professional on equality and diversity.

Research Interests

Race and racism; Lived experience; Intersectionality; Racist hate crimes; Equality and diversity; Community based research

Vision Statement

My research is inspired by aiming to respond to problems and concerns, observations and reflections made by people living in communities and working with them to identify solutions and methods to undertake community based research and action research. I hope to achieve through my work and working collaboratively with others solutions that contribute to social justice and the wellbeing of people who are part of and working with our range of research projects.

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Research Output 2016 2017

The Other America: White working class views on belonging, change, identity and immigration

Beider, H., Harwood, S. & Chahal, K. 1 Oct 2017 Coventry: Coventry University. 64 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

File
working class
immigration
community
coalition
national politics

Hate Crime Casework: Historical, Practical and Theoretical Approaches

Chahal, K. 2016 Hatred to Homicide: Hate Crimes and Domestic Terrorism. Santa Barbara: Praeger, Vol. (In Press)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

hate crime
casework
hate
case management
history

Hate Crime Victim Support in Europe: A Practical Guide

Chahal, K., Kees, S-J., Iganski, P., Kusche, R. & Swider, M. 1 Apr 2016 Dresden: RAA Sachsen E.V. 67 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

hate crime
counseling
Saxony
civil society
participation

Supporting victims of hate crime: A practitioner guide

Chahal, K. 1 Dec 2016 Bristol: Policy Press. 147 p. (Policy Press Shorts Policy & Practice)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

hate crime
casework
empowerment
assistance
EU

“As far as I am concerned they thought I was the problem” Testimony of Racist Harassment and Violence

Chahal, K. 2016 Hatred to Homicide: Hate Crimes and Domestic Terrorism. Santa Barbara: Praeger, Vol. (In Press)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

testimony
violence
homicide
interview
national minority