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Migration and everyday lives; gender, ageing, and the life course; Muslim sexualities; environmental sustainability and transnational perspectives.

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Nafhesa is a Lecturer in Sociology and an interdisciplinary Sociologist with expertise in migration and the everyday lives of racialised and minority communities. Nafhesa actively works to promote inclusive research methods and participatory research that aims to decolonize methodological approaches and pedagogy.

She is a Co-I for the ‘Towards Inclusive Environmental Sustainability (TIES)’ Leverhulme-funded project and a Honorary SCI Fellow at the University of Manchester. Prior to this role, Nafhesa was a PDRA on the AHRC Storying Relationships project at the University of Sheffield. 

Nafhesa completed her PhD in 2015 and her monograph with Palgrave Macmillan, based on her PhD research, titled Older South Asian women’s experiences of ageing in the UK: Intersectional feminist perspectives will be published in December 2023. 

Nafhesa’s other publications include a co-authored book, Storying Relationships (2021) and is co-editor for A Match Made in Heaven: British Muslim Women write about Love and Desire (2020). Nafhesa has journal publications in Sexualities, Ethnicities, Ethnic and Racial Studies and Cultural Geographies.  

She is also a member of the British Academy Net Zero Reference group.

Education/Academic qualification

Sociology, PhD, University of Huddersfield

Award Date: 13 Jul 2015


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