Ajmal Hussain

Research Associate

Ajmal Hussain is Research Associate within the Interland research centre. His research is in the areas of urban and cultural sociology. His interests in urbanism include: cities, migration and settlement, inequalities and public space. In cultural sociology his research focuses on religious and cultural identity among second/third generation BrAsian youth, histories of race and racism and the aesthetics of contemporary Muslim youth cultures.

Prior to joining Aston Ajmal worked in the public sector developing and evaluating social, economic and regeneration policy. He led and contributed to a number of research studies across a number of functions within central and local government including Overview and Scrutiny, Executive, Local Strategic Partnerships and the Third Sector.

Ajmal is a member of the Runnymede Trust Emerging Scholars Forum.


Hussain, A (2014) Transgressing community: the case of Muslims in a twenty-first-century British city, Ethnic and Racial Studies, 37:4, 621-635. 

Hussain, A (2013) Radio Muslims: Disparate Voices on the Same Wavelength. Runnymede Perspectives. Runnymede.

with Alexander, C, & Redclift, V (2013) Introduction: the New Muslims. Runnymede Perspectives. Runnymede.

Room: MB738
Phone: 4220
Email: a.hussain10@aston.ac.uk