Prof Seán McLoughlin

Prof Seán McLoughlin

Professor of the Anthropology of Islam

Tel. +44 (0)113 343 3643 Twitter @LeedsUniHajjRes

Summary: Anthropology & Sociology of Islam & Muslim Societies. Muslims (& South Asians) in Britain. Migration, diaspora, transnationalism, pilgrimage. Culture, religion, ethnicity, identity politics, the state

Location: Botany House 1.05


I completed a BA (I) in Theology and Religious Studies, together with a MA in Middle Eastern Studies and a PhD in Social Anthropology, all at the University of Manchester, during the 1990s. 

I was appointed as a Lecturer in Islamic Studies at Leeds in 2000. Click here for a full Curriculum Vitae.

My research uses fieldwork, in-depth interviews and documentary analysis to explore the dynamics of Islam and Muslim cultures in contexts of contemporary migration, diaspora and transnationalism. I have worked mainly with South Asian heritage Muslim communities in Britain and especially British Pakistanis and Kashmiris in the North of England.

Through a series of projects funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the British Academy during the last decade, as well as through the work of the Centre for Religion and Public Life and the Community Religions Project (CRP) at Leeds, my research has been of relevance to the community and cultural, policy and governance sectors.