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Summary: Religion, ethnicity, diaspora, identity. All aspects of the Muslim (and the South Asian heritage) presence in Britain. Ethnography of contemporary Muslim societies.
Location: Botany House 1.05
Dr McLoughlin completed a BA (I) in Theology and Religious Studies, together with a MA in Middle Eastern Studies (Islamic Studies) and a PhD in Social Anthropology, all at the University of Manchester, during the 1990s. He was appointed as a lecturer at Leeds in 2000 and was Head of Theology and Religious Studies, 2009-12.
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Dr McLoughlin's research interests focus on using fieldwork, in-depth interviews and documentary analysis to better understand the dynamics of Islam and Muslim culture, politics and society in contexts of contemporary migration, diaspora and transnationalism. He has worked mainly with South Asian heritage Muslim communities in Britain and especially British Pakistanis and Kashmiris in the North of England.
Through the work of the Centre for Religion and Public Life and the Community Religions Project (CRP), Dr McLoughlin has been involved in various projects relating to the community and cultural, policy and governance sectors.