Mr Mustafa Hameed
I completed my BA in English Literature and Arabic at the University of Westminster. I also studied Arabic at the University of Alexandria (Egypt) as part of my BA. I then completed an MA in the Study of Religions at the School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London). In 2009 I was awarded a Jameel Scholarship by Cardiff University where I did my MA in Islam in Contemporary Britain. Currently I am doing a PhD at Cardiff University in the School of History, Archaeology and Religion, funded by the President’s Research Scholarship. I am also part of the (Re)-Constructing Multiculturalism Network based in Cardiff University.
My PhD research aims to explore British Muslim identity in the context of multiculturalism. My main area of interest is to do with the discourse of citizenship and its impact on Muslim communities in Britain. I am interested in the way Muslims living in Britain align themselves pragmatically and symbolically as political actors in response to demanding discourses. In this respect I am more broadly interested in the following themes:
- Identity and belonging
- Tradition and modernity
- Islamic theological developments within a British or European context
- British Muslims and Education
- The politics of cultural membership
- Social capital
Current working title: (Re)-Constructing Multiculturalism, British Muslims and developing notions of Citizenship.