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Doctor Bindi Shah

Dr Bindi Shah

Associate Professor

Research interests

  • A key question that Bindi is interested in asking is: What shapes citizenship and a sense of belonging to the nation amongst immigrants and established ethnic minority communities?
  • Bindi is also interested in exploring the role of social capital for developing interdisciplinary solutions to climate crisis and biodiversity loss for marginalised communities.

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Accepting applications from PhD students.

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Dr Bindi Shah is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology, Social Policy & Criminology, and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. In 2019, she was a finalist for the Vice-Chancellor's Award for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.

"I am interested in supervising PhD students in areas related to migration (transnational relations, citizenship and belonging), race based exclusions and hate on the Web/social media, environmental and climate sustainability/justice for marginalised communities."

Bindi's research focuses on migration, religion, nationhood, citizenship, belonging with respect to British Asians and Asian Americans, the Jain diaspora, and wider migration and refugee flows to the UK, as well as on the role of social capital to foster environmental and climate sustainability and justice amongst marginalised groups. She adopts Critical Race, Feminist and Postcolonial approaches, and has expertise in qualitative and digital methodologies.