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Serena Hussain is a Sociologist and Human Geographer. She currently works as a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations. Her previous roles include Principal Scientist on Multiculturalism and International Migration at Charles Darwin University in Australia; and Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the School of Geography, University of Oxford, where she remained a Visiting Senior Research Associate till 2013. Before coming to Oxford in 2009 she completed an ESRC funded Research Fellowship at the University of Leeds, investigating the internal migration of ethnic groups in Britain.

Serena completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Manchester, and her PhD in Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Bristol. Her doctoral thesis, 'A Statistical Mapping of Muslims in Britain' (subsequently published as 'Muslims on the Map: A National Survey of Social Trends in Britain') was supervised by Professor Tariq Modood MBE and was the first PhD jointly funded by the Muslim Council of Britain and the Economic and Social Research Council.

Areas of Expertise:

Social and Spatial Trends of Muslims in Britain; (Azad) Kashmiri Diaspora

Research Interests

Social Categories; Muslim Minorities; South Asian Diasporas; Identity and Mobilisation

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Research Output 2014 2017

Dialogue, Conflict and Transformation: Concepts and Context

Hardy, M. & Hussain, S. May 2017 The Promise and Challenge of Intercultural Dialogue: From Theory to Policy and Practice. Mansouri, F. (ed.). Paris: UNESCO

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

4 Citations (Scopus)

Islamic schools in the United States and England: Implications for integration and social cohesion

Hussain, S. & Read, J. G. 4 Nov 2015 In : Social Compass. 62, 4, p. 556-569

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
social cohesion
cultural capital
3 Citations (Scopus)

Minority religions in the census: the case of British Muslims

Hussain, S. & Sherif, J. 10 Jun 2014 In : Religion. 44, 3, p. 414-433

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
social statistics
2 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access

Activities 2009 2009

  • 1 Participation in conference

Researching Muslims in Britain Conference

Hussain, S. (Speaker)
15 Apr 2009

Activity: Participation in conference