University of Bristol, United Kingdom


Tariq Modood

Tariq Modood is Professor of Sociology, Politics and Public Policy and the founding Director of the Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship at the University of Bristol. He has held over 40 grants and consultancies, has over 35 (co-)authored and (co-)edited books and reports and over 200 articles and chapters. He was awarded a MBE for services to social sciences and ethnic relations in 2001, made a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in 2004 and elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 2017. He served on the Commission on the Future of Multi-Ethnic Britain, the National Equality Panel, and the Commission on Religion and Belief in British Public Life.

Tariq is co-coordinating the GREASE project together with Anna Triandafyllidou. Alongside her, H.A. Hellyer and Michele Grossman, he is also a member of the project’s steering committee. Tariq is responsible for leading two work packages, namely the development of the analytical framework and the regional dialogues. His website is


Thomas Sealy,

Dr Thomas Sealy is a Lecturer in Ethnicity and Race in the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies at the University of Bristol, UK. His research interests are in the areas of multiculturalism, religion and secularism, religious identity, converts to Islam, Islamophobia, and diversity governancet. He teaches courses on religion and politics, religion, ethnicity and race, identities and inequalities, and social theory. He has published a number of articles and chapters in these research areas, including a monograph (2021), Religiosity and Recognition: Multiculturalism and British Converts to Islam, which was recently published by Palgrave.

On the GREASE project he is working on state-religion relations and governance of religious diversity, as well as the country profiles for Western Europe.