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Amin Asfari

Associate Professor of Criminology, Regis University
Chapter Member: Colorado SSN
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About Amin

Asfari conducts interdisciplinary research on topics like Muslims and police, white supremacists mass shooters, and more. He's published in journals, books, and speaks at major criminology events. Additionally, he serves on the board of the Western Society of Criminology and was nominated for the W.E.B. DuBois award.


In the News

Interviewed in "20th anniversary of 9/11 and it’s impact on Muslim Americans.," Indus News , September 11, 2021.
Quoted by Angela Taylor in "What Is Being Done To Help Female Offenders in North Carolina?," North Carolina News, May 11, 2021.
Guest on Peace Studies, February 19, 2021.
Interviewed in "Conspiracy Memes as a Public Health Crisis?," Non Violence Radio, September 11, 2020.
Opinion: "Who Gets to Define Anti-Semitism?," Amin Asfari (with Ron Hirschbein), Tikkun, April 9, 2019.
Guest on The Michael Eure Show, December 12, 2017.
Guest on Annual Peace Studies Lecture, April 15, 2017.


"Understanding Muslim Assimilation in America: An Exploratory Assessment of First & Second-Generation Muslims Using Segmented Assimilation Theory" (with Anas Askar). Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs 40, no. 2 (2020): 217-234.

Examines the processes of Muslim assimilation into the United States through the lens of socio-religious factors.

"An Empirical Evaluation of American Muslims’ Perceptions of the Police" (with Amny Shuraydi). Research Gate 40, no. 4 (2020): 1-21.

Examines the factors that shape American Muslims’ perceptions of police in the United States.

"Toward an Operational Definition of Islamophobia" PPJ 2, no. 1 (2019).

Highlights some of the common understandings of Islamaphobia by taking a multidisciplinary approach.

"Elders and Brothers" (with Ron Hirschbein), in Conspiracy Theories and Philosophy (Open Court Publishing Company, 2020).

Describes and explores the conspiracist antecedent conditions which promote violence against and exclusion of both Jews and Muslims in America.

Civility, Nonviolent Resistance, and the New Struggle for Social Justice (Brill, 2020).

Explores causes of injustice and violence, and meaningful ways to address them in civilized, non-violent ways.