Khursheed WADIA

Associate Fellow, Center for Migrations and Citizenship


Khursheed Wadia is Principal Research Fellow in the Centre for the Study of Safety and Well-Being at the University of Warwick. She is an Overseas Research Associate at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, in Paris and External Research Associate at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research into Language and Diversity (InterLanD), Aston University in Birmingham.

Khursheed’s research interests and specialisms lie at the intersection of politics, gender and ethnicity in Europe with a focus on Britain and France. Her research covers two inter-related areas of study: gender, ethnicity and politics (political participation, representation and policy) in Britain and France; migration and ethnic relations in Britain and France. Since 2011, she has extended her work on political participation and policy to examine why and how young people engage with political and civic institutions and processes and to what extent this engagement is shaped by past events and inter-generational relationships.

She is author (with Gill Allwood, Nottingham Trent University) of Women and Politics in France: 1958-2000 (Routledge, 2000), Gender and Policy in France (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009), Refugee Women in Britain and France (Manchester University Press, 2010) and of various short works. Khursheed is currently working on a monograph (with Prof. Danièle Joly, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris) on women from Muslim communities and their political participation in Britain and France (to be published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2016).

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Irregularity of status, or „illegal‟ migration, has become a significant issue of public interest over the last 10 years. It is argued that the numbers game and moral panic shifted from black communities in the early 1980s to „bogus‟ asylum seekers in the early 1990s, and to irregular migrants...

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