Bestselling author, journalist and commentator
Kenan has presented Analysis, on BBC Radio 4, and Nightwaves, BBC Radio 3’s wonderful arts and ideas programme and The Moral Maze. He has written and presented a number of radio and TV documentaries including Disunited Kingdom, Are Muslims Hated?, Islam, Mullahs and the Media, Skullduggery and Man, Beast and Politics.
His latest book is The Quest for a Moral Compass: A Global History of Ethics, published by Atlantic. Previous books include Multiculturalism and its Discontents: Rethinking Diversity After 9/11, From Fatwa to Jihad: The Rushdie Affair and its Legacy, Strange Fruit: Why Both Sides are Wrong in the Race Debate, Man, Beast and Zombie: What Science Can and Cannot Tell Us About Human Nature and The Meaning of Race: Race, History and Culture in Western Society. From Fatwa to Jihad was shortlisted for the 2010 Orwell Prize while Strange Fruit was on the 2009 Royal Society Science Book Prize longlist.
He studied neurobiology (at the University of Sussex) and history and philosophy of science (at Imperial College, London) and has lectured at a number of universities in Britain, Europe, Australia and the USA.