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Dr Amy Clarke is a Research Fellow in Hate Studies and has taught and researched in the field of hate crime for the last nine years. Her research has focused on the ‘hidden’ racism, discrimination and targeted hostility experienced by new migrants, asylum seekers and refugees living in the UK. Amy is originally from rural North Norfolk and was drawn to working in the field of hate crime because of her desire to make the world a better and fairer place for everyone.

Neil Chakraborti is a Professor in Criminology and Director of the Centre for Hate Studies at the University of Leicester. He has published extensively within the fields of hate studies, victimisation and policing, and has been commissioned by numerous funding bodies including Amnesty International, the Economic and Social Research Council, the Equality and Human Rights Commission and the Leverhulme Trust to lead research studies which have shaped hate crime policy and scholarship.

Neil is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and Chair of the Research Advisory Group at the Howard League for Penal Reform. He is series editor of Palgrave Hate Studies, an Associate Editor for Criminology and Criminal Justice, and a member of the ESRC’s Grant Assessment Panel. He also holds a diverse range of advisory positions which include roles with BLM in the Stix, the Crown Prosecution Service, the Human Dignity Trust, Oxford University Press and Protection Approaches.