I am a PhD researcher engaged in empirical investigation of local groups and networks in inner-city Birmingham. My research interests are in the areas of cultural identity amongst BrAsian youth in postcolonial urban locales; the intersections with globalised religion, ‘tradition’, consumerism, politics, resistance and histories of ‘race’ and racism.
I have 10+ years of public sector experience in developing and evaluating social, economic and regeneration policy. I have 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.
Based within the Aston Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Language and Diversity (InterLanD), I am concerned with combining these experiences with my research interests and bringing these to bear on current and emerging areas of social and public policy.