I joined the University of Gloucestershire in 2018, and prior to that lectured at Aston University in Birmingham. My interests include migration, diasporas, (super)diversity, religion and inequalities. I am currently involved in two research projects. One looks at migrant and minority-ethnic Christian congregations’ use of Anglican church spaces. The other explores diverse young people’s engagement with cultural heritage across nine countries in Europe and Asia.
I teach on a range of UG sociology modules, and also contribute to some UG and PG criminology modules.
My main interests are in migration and diaspora, (super)diversity (including religious diversity and religion in diaspora) and cultural heritage. I have also researched the experiences of families living with disadvantage, and the use of autobiographical methods in teaching sensitive topics in HE.
I convene the online Tamils in Europe Research Network.
Tamil migration and Tamil diasporas in the UK
Migration (including refugees)
Ethnic and religious diversity
Hinduism in the UK
Teaching sensitive topics in HE
Impacts of austerity on low-income families in the UK