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NameSchoolAreas of expertise
Dr Ipek Demir, CERS DirectorSchool of Sociology and Social Policydiaspora, migration, transnationalism, ethnic identity, race, nationalism, Global South, indigeneity, politics of knowledge, epistemology
Dr Paul BagguleySchool of Sociology and Social Policyprotest and social movements, racism and ethnicity studies, employment and social theory
Dr Roxana BarbulescuSchool of Sociology and Social Policymigration and citizenship, migrant integration, ethnic and racial minorities, anti-discrimination, European Union studies, human rights in migration studies, mobility and freedom of movement, Roma people and Central and European mobility, investment migration, minority empowerment  and community studies
Dr Arunima BhattacharyaSchool of Historymigrant refugee narratives, imperial cities and Indian ocean migrations, transnationalism, state and anthropology, citizenship and mobility, race and ethnicity
Dr Fozia BoraSchool of Languages, Cultures and SocietiesIntersections between ethnicity/religious affiliation/class/gender
Dr Vien CheungSchool of Designcolour: association, culture, wellbeing, individuality, diversity, internationality
Dr Ines Cordeiro da Silva DiasSchool of Languages, Cultures and Societieslusophone studies, transnationalism, black cinema, liberation cinema, marginalised communities
Dr Jonathan DeanSchool of Politics and International Studies
Dr Andrew DelatollaSchool of Languages, Cultures and Societiesrace, racialization, standards of civilisation, global hierarchies
Dr Marketa DolezalovaSchool of Sociology and Social Policymigration, mobility, Roma, ethnicity, citizenship, nationalism, anthropology of the state, care, religion, well-being
Professor Gary DymskiBusiness School race/ethnicity/racism in the US, race/ethnicity and urban development in the UK & race and redlining and discrimination in UK credit markets
Professor Adrian FavellSchool of Sociology and Social Policyinternational migration, mobilities, integration, multiculturalism, cosmopolitanism, cities, freedom of movement, citizenship, race and ethnicity in North America, Europe and East Asia
Dr Eva FrojmovicSchool of Fine Art, History of art and Cultural Studiesantisemitism
Associate Professor Shahla GhobadiLeeds University Business School activism in relation to ethnicity, business networks in relation to ethnicity
Dr Yasmin HussainSchool of Sociology and Social Policyethnicity, racism, gender
Dr Simon JoyceBusiness School work, employment, labour studies, worker organisation, platform economy, gig work, labour history, social theory, Marxism
Dr Helen KimSchool of Media and Communicationdiaspora, race/ethnicity, urban multiculture, popular culture, ethnography, postcolonial studies
Emeritus Professor Ian LawSchool of Sociology and Social Policyracism, racialisation, ethnicity and public policy, global studies
Dr Karina Lickorish QuinnSchool of Englishdecolonial thought, migration and transnationalism in literature, translanguaging and multilingual writing, transitional justice and the post-conflict novel, indigenisation of the novel, the Latinx diaspora
Professor Seán McLoughlinSchool of Philosophy, Religion and History of Scienceculture, ethnicity, religion, politics, governance, migration, diaspora, transnationalism, pilgrimage, multiculturalism, Islam, Muslims
Dr Ghazala MirSchool of MedicineHealth and social inequalities in relation to minority ethnic and religious communities, women and people with learning disability. Social inclusion; Public service development; Inclusive global health policy and practice
Dr Hizer Ali MirSchool of Sociology and Social Policycritical Muslim studies, decolonial, orientalism, racism, Islamic sociology, Alt Right, transgression, religion, secularism
Dr Jose Pina SanchezSchool of Lawestimating ethnic disparities in criminal justice settings, developing new causal approaches to estimate the origin of ethnic disparities.
Professor Thea PitmanSchool of Languages, Cultures and SocietiesIndigenous studies, Latin America, new media, digital culture
Claudia RadivenSchool of Sociology and Social PolicyIslamophobia, decoloniality, critical Muslim studies
Dr Maria RoviscoSchool of Sociology and Social Policycitizenship, arts, cosmopolitanism, performance, social movements, conviviality, migrant arts, asylum, visual culture, globalisation
Professor S. SayyidSociology and Social Policydecolonial thought, rhetoric, poststructuralist political theory, critical Muslim studies, Islamophobia studies, comparative historical sociology
Dr Katharina SchmollSchool of Media and Communicatoncitizenship and belonging, critical Muslim studies, Muslims and Islamophobia in Europe, gender, media, Middle East and North Africa
Dr Pilar Serrano-GallardoSchool of Sociology and Social Policymigration and health; social health inequalities; vulnerable populations; gender and health
Dr Mustapha SheikhSchool of Languages, Cultures and Societiesinter alia Islamophobia, Muslim consumer behaviour, critical Muslim studies, Orientalism, decoloniality
Dr Jasjit SinghSchool of Philosophy, Religion and the History of Science (PRHS)religion and race, religion and media, religious transmission, transnational religion, religion in diaspora, religion and representation, religion and racialization
Dhanveer Singh BrarSchool of Historyrace and cultural studies, race and critical theory, Black studies, postcolonial studies
Dr Lone SorensenSchool of Media and Communicatoncommunication strategies of populists and rightwing extremists, post-truth and mis/disinformation as it relates to race/ethnicity, conspiracy theory
Dr Li SunSchool of Sociology and Social Policyrural-urban migration, urbanisation, social protection, informal housing, China
Dr Richard TavernierSchool of Sociology and Social PolicyCritical Mixed Race Studies, Critical Whiteness Studies, Critical Race Theory, Black political activism & racial justice, widening participation, decolonizing the curriculum, asylum & refugee studies and social welfare
Dr Lisa ThorleySchool of Politics and International Studiesdecolonial thought, Global South, gender-intersectionality, dual heritage
Dr Rodanthi TzanelliSchool of Sociology and Social Policydecoloniality as an epistemological frame, decolonisation as an ontological condition
Dr Abel UgbaSchool of Sociology and Social Policytransnational religion, migrant religiosity, media and migration, media and religion
Dr Lorna WaddingtonSociology and Social Policy Holocaust and genocide studies
Dr Aylwyn WalshSchool of Performance and Cultural Industriesprotest and social movements, activism, performance, antiracism, co-produced methodologies, racism and ethnicity studies, intersectionality, Global South
Dr Yingqi WeiLeeds University Business Schooldiaspora investment in country-of-origin, Returnee Entrepreneurship, the role of returnee in international knowledge transfer