On 14th October the third of the ReDoc seminars on â€˜A Comparative study of Islamic Schools in the UK and the USA: Some preliminary findingsâ€™ at KCL Strand, 6.30 pm
Dr. Serena Hussain, University of Oxford
Room S8.08. Kingâ€™s College London, Strand
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The seminar discusses the findings from a study conducted in collaboration with Duke University in the United States. The purpose of the research was to explore i) what drives parents to choose to send their children to private fee paying Islamic schools; ii) how this impacts on the identity and attainment of Muslim children; and (iii) how this compares with their Muslim peers who attended State or non-Islamic fee paying schools. These three broad areas of investigation were explored within small urban Muslim communities in USA and the UK.
Dr Serena Hussain is a Sociologist and Human Geographer who joined the University of Oxford as a Research Fellow in March 2009. Serena completed her undergraduate degree in Comparative Religions and Sociology at the University of Manchester, and her PhD in Sociology at the University of Bristol. Her doctoral thesis, 'A Statistical Mapping of Muslims in Britain' (subsequently published by IB Tauris 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 ESRC.
Dr Hussainâ€™s research principally explores Muslims in Britain, Ethnic Minorities in Britain, and Internal Migration of Britainâ€™s sub populations. She has worked extensively with the National Census of Population and is currently engaged in projects examining: Segregation in Oldham Secondary Schools: A qualitative exploration of ethnic identity and friendship choices amongst students of Pakistani, Bangladeshi and White British Origin; Kurdish Diasporas and Ethno-Religious Identity in the North East of England and; Muslims on the Move: A National Survey of Social Trends in Britain (based on the 2011 Census)
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