Jon Garland has been a Reader at the University of Surrey’s Department of Sociology since January 2013. His main areas of research are in the fields of hate crime, rural racism, community and identity, policing and victimisation. Between 2012-2014, Jon worked on the Leicester Hate Crime Project, a two-year hate crime victimisation study funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. Previously Jon has been awarded research grants from the Home Office (to evaluate police diversity training); Leicester City Council (to conduct an audit of the local African Caribbean community); the European Union (to examine the issue of racism in football); and Greater Manchester Police (to evaluate police diversity training). Jon has also undertaken a number of projects examining the issue of rural racism, funded by three rural constabularies (Suffolk, Northamptonshire and Warwickshire) and associated partners. Jon has published four books: Racism and Anti-racism in Football (with Mike Rowe); The Future of Football (with Mike Rowe and Dominic Malcolm), Rural Racism (with Neil Chakraborti), and Hate Crime: Impact, Causes, and Consequences (also with Neil Chakraborti). Jon has also had numerous journal articles and reports published on issues of racism, community safety, hate crime, policing, cultural criminology, and identity.