A new book by Warwick sociologist Dr Saba Hussain offers new insights into the nature of educational disadvantage experienced by Muslim girls in the Assam region of India.
Muslim Women and Power: Political and Civic Engagement in West European Societies by Dr Khursheed Wadia and Professor Danièle Joly has won the prestigious W.J.M. Mackenzie Prize, awarded annually by the Political Studies Association (PSA). The book explores how Muslim women participate in western civic and political life and develop their capacity for action.
Professor Azrini Wahidin, one of the UK’s leading figures in the study of women in prison, has been invited to offer expert insight to a conference exploring women’s experience of the criminal justice system. Professor Wahidin will be the keynote speaker at ‘Offending Women? Women's Journeys Through the Criminal Justice System,’ taking place in Manchester on Saturday 6th April.
The first study of the impact of digital mobile devices on different aspects of family time in the UK has found that children are spending more time at home with their parents rather than less. The increase is in what is called ‘alone-together’ time, when children are at home with their parents but say they are alone. However, the study also found no evidence that device use had displaced traditional shared activities like family meals and watching television.
Dr William Barylo, Department of Sociology, and Dr Martha McGill, Department of History, have been awarded Postdoctoral Fellowships by the British Academy to pursue their research on “The Diaspora Strikes Back: lived religion, arts and activism among Sikh and Muslim millennials in Europe” and "Bodies, Selves and the Supernatural in early Modern Britain" respectively.