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Khadijah Elshayyal

(Former employee or visitor)

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Royal Holloway, University of London


Dr Elshayyal was awarded her PhD in History from Royal Holloway, University of London, in 2014.

She studied History at King's College London, followed by an MA in Legal and Political Theory from UCL. Khadijah has experience working in the Muslim media sector, and has also conducted research on various aspects of ethnic minority political engagement.

Her PhD thesis looked at the development of identity politics among UK Muslims between the years 1960-2010, with a specific focus on issues relating to freedom of expression. She has particular interests in the ongoing development of identity and political expression among British Muslim groups and networks that are less often in the public spotlight, such as those working with women and young people.

Additionally, she is interested in how the discourse around, and practise of representation is developing within and between Muslim communities, as well as externally.

Research outputs

  1. Muslim political activism in Britain: Activism and the pursuit of equality

    Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

  2. A Scottish Muslim story

    Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

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Research activities & awards

  1. Muslim Women's Religious Leadership and Authority in Europe and North America

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

  2. Journal of the American Academy of Religion (Journal)

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

  3. Identity Politics

    Activity: Academic talk or presentation typesInvited talk

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