Samir is a quantitative social scientist. His ESRC-funded PhD in Advanced Quantitative Methods examines the ethnic and religious penalties experienced by Muslims in the British labour market. Alongside his doctoral studies at the University of Bristol, he has taught on the core module 'Social Identities and Divisions' and on the 'Q-Step Programme'.
Beyond his academic research, Samir is committed to combating social inequality and contributing towards building a more inclusive society. He has supported vulnerable groups on the ground and at policy level, both in the UK and internationally. Specifically, over the past decade he has worked with Croydon Council, Hackney Winter Night Shelter, South London Refugee Association, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Human Rights Watch, the Alliance for African Women Initiative, RESULTS and Debate Mate.
Samir has previous experience in the private sector, having worked as an Associate at JP Morgan Chase in London, and as a Senior Economic and Policy Analyst in the Middle East, before deciding to refocus his career to its present trajectory.
Samir holds a BSc (Hons) in Economics (Brunel University), an MSc in Political Theory (LSE), and an MSc in Comparative Social Policy from the University of Oxford, where he studied on a full scholarship from the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.
Samir is trilingual in English, French and Arabic.