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Welcome to the newly developed Department Blog. Reflecting our commitment to interdisciplinary research, members of staff and postgraduates participate within a wide range of interdisciplinary research based in the Department and across the University. Initially we will have a new blog entry every two months and, in the longer term, intend to have monthly posting updates (past blogs will be archived and available).

Marginalised Mothers: The Everyday Struggles of Pakistani and Bangladeshi Muslim Lone Mothers.

By Sarah Baz In popular media and discourses the struggling hard working lone mother is often presented through images of White lone mothers.  In contrast, Pakistani and Bangladeshi Muslim (PBM) women are depicted as passive, lacking agency and embedded in old fashioned and authoritarian families (Qureshi 2016). Diversity in experience and family structure has hardly… Continue reading Marginalised Mothers: The Everyday Struggles of Pakistani and Bangladeshi Muslim Lone Mothers.

‘Ageing in place’: austerity, hostility and the pandemic

By Majella Kilkey The ongoing pandemic has spotlighted the underlying fragility of England’s social care system. Much of the attention has been focused on residential care homes, in which the first wave of the pandemic saw an extraordinary number of excess deaths among residents.  The majority of older people in England who receive care for… Continue reading ‘Ageing in place’: austerity, hostility and the pandemic

The politics of deservingness and belonging in youth research on ‘integration.’

By Thea Shahrokh, Majella Kilkey, Hannah Lewis and Ryan Powell Over the last year the context in which young people with migration experiences are building their lives has become increasingly insecure in the UK. Young people are navigating a continued hostile immigration environment, which works powerfully to create uncertainty and undermine futures. Most recently, young… Continue reading The politics of deservingness and belonging in youth research on ‘integration.’


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