Stefano Boninois an Italian-born British author and Lecturer in Sociology and Criminology at the University of Birmingham. He was educated at the University of Edinburgh (PhD and MSc) and the University of Turin (BA) and previously held full-time positions at Durham University and Northumbria University. He is a Fellow of both the Royal Society of Arts and the Higher Education Academy.
An interdisciplinary scholar, Stefano has conducted research across sociology and criminology, with a particular focus on security-related topics (policing, intelligence, organised crime, terrorism and Islamism) and migration-related topics (Muslim identity, community and integration). He has disseminated his work in academia, in the media and in the policy-making world both in Europe and internationally.
Stefano’s research has appeared in edited collections and in numerous academic journals, such as: International Journal of Intelligence and CounterIntelligence (forthcoming), Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, Political Studies Review, Contemporary Islam, Scottish Affairs, Perspectives on Terrorism and others. His first academic monograph, Muslims in Scotland: The Making of Community in a Post-9/11 World, was published by Edinburgh University Press in 2016.
Stefano has published analyses in CTC Sentinel, Small Wars Journal and Harvard Public Health Review and has conducted policy-oriented work for the European Commission and the Center for the Study of Democracy. He has contributed to several media publications, including The Washington Post, The Guardian, Holyrood, The Herald, Times Higher Education, BBC Mundo, El Observador, La Razón and The Conversation.