Professor Gary R. Bunt is Professor of Islamic Studies at the University of Wales, Trinity Saint David. He is Principal Investigator for the Digital British Islam project.
Gary's primary area of research is focused on Islam, Muslims and the Internet. He starting working in this research area in the 1990s, and has explored the various technological developments and their implications for Muslims of digital media across diverse issues and zones, monitoring in particular the impact on religious authority and identities. He has developed specific methodological approaches in this developing field of studies. Results of this work have included the books Virtually Islamic, Islam in the Digital Age, iMuslims and Hashtag Islam. He also worked as a Subject Coordinator with responsibility for Islamic Studies for the Higher Education Academy. Gary started the Virtually Islamic website in 2000, which includes a blog and research resources.
ESRC funded Digital British Islam project
(grant number ES/W002175/1).