Dr. Khursheed Wadia

Khursheed joined the MWNUK Board of Trustees in 2011. She is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Warwick (https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/sociology/staff/wadia). She has written extensively on gender and political participation/civic engagement (including on women from Muslim communities and politics); gender, migration and ethnicity. Khursheed has been the recipient of several research grants from the Economic and Social Research Council, Leverhulme Trust, British Academy and European Commission. Her published books include Refugee Women in Britain and France, 2010 (co-authored with Gill Allwood); The Securitisation of Migration in the EU: Debates since 9/11, 2015 (co-edited with Gabriella Lazaridis); and most recently, Muslim Women and Power: Political and Civic Engagement in West European Societies, 2017 (co-authored with Daniele Joly) which won the UK Political Studies Association's 2018 Mackenzie prize for the best book in political science. Khursheed was the principal investigator on a recently completed British Academy funded project titled 'Forced Marriage Policy in France: a Study of Inclusivity and Gender Transformation'. She also led a 14-month programme, with MWNUK as a partner, titled 'Doing Politics, Changing Society: Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic Women and Activism' which was funded by the UK Higher Education Innovation Fund and the ESRC aimed at providing active citizen and activist/campaigning skills to young women from BAME communities in the West Midlands (https://doingpolitics.weebly.com/).


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