I joined Aston University as a Lecturer in Sociology in 2013. My research interests include international migration, diaspora, transnationalism and ethnic identifications. My PhD (completed at the University of Bristol’s School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies) explored the everyday identifications experienced by Tamil migrants in the UK through qualitative research with Tamil migrants from Sri Lanka, India, Malaysia and Singapore in the Midlands and South West of England. I convene the Tamils in Europe Research Network.
‘Making sacred space in a superdiverse Hindu diaspora’. Superdiversity: Theory, Method and Practice in an Era of Change. 23-25 June 2014, University of Birmingham
‘Negotiating cosmopolitan ambitions: The everyday social lives of South Indian student and young professional migrants in the UK’. International Workshop on Transnational Migration and Global Work. 6-7 March 2014, University of Stockholm
‘Diversity and ‘diaspora’: Everyday identifications of Tamil migrants in the UK’. Annual Conference of the British Sociological Association. 23-25 April 2014, University of Leeds
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