Seán McLoughlin

Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Muslim Cultures, Politics & Societies, University of Leeds

Dr Seán McLoughlin is an expert on religion in South Asian diasporas. He was a Co-I on the 2006 AHRC/Home Office review on the roots, practices and consequences of terrorism and PI on the 2006-09 AHRC network From Diaspora to Multi-locality: Writing British Asian Cities which compared the local and transnational dynamics of Hindu, Muslim and Sikh communities in the UK. During the last decade Dr McLoughlin has been consulted by government as well as Islamic movements on various aspects of British Muslim affairs. He was elected chair of the Muslims in Britain Research Network 2011-14 and has given invited lectures across Europe and the US. Dr McLoughlin is the co-editor of European Muslims and the Secular State (Ashgate/Routledge 2005), Diasporas: Concepts, Identities, Intersections (Zed 2010) and Writing the City in British Asian Diasporas (Routledge 2014).

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Recent publications

2014a ‘Introduction’ in McLoughlin, S. et al. (eds), Writing the City in British Asian Diasporas, London and New York, Routledge, pp. 1-17.
2014b ‘Writing ‘Bradistan’ across the domains of social reality’ in McLoughlin, S., et al. (eds), Writing the City in British Asian Diasporas, London and New York, Routledge, pp. 21-48.
2014c ‘Discrepant representations of multi-Asian Leicester: Institutional discourse and everyday life in the ‘model’ multicultural city’ in McLoughlin, S. et al. (eds), Writing the City in British Asian Diasporas, London and New York, Routledge, pp. 89-113.
2014d with Zavos, J. ‘Writing religion in British Asian diasporas’, in McLoughlin, S. et al. (eds), Writing the City in British Asian Diasporas, London and New York, Routledge, pp. 158-178.
2014e ‘The Islamic Foundation in the United Kingdom’ in Peter, F. and Ortega, R. (eds.) Islamic Movements of Europe, London, I.B. Tauris, pp. 212-215.
2013a ‘Religion, Religions and Diaspora’ in Quayson, A. and G. Daswani (eds.), The Blackwell Companion to Diaspora and Transnationalism, Blackwell, pp. 125-138.
2013 ‘Imagining a Muslim Diaspora in Britain? Islamic Consciousness and Homelands Old and New’ in Alexander, C. et al (eds.) The New Muslims, London, The Runneymede Trust, pp. 34-36.
2010 ‘From Race to Faith Relations, the Local to the National Level: The State and Muslim Organisations in Britain’ in A. Kreienbrink and M. Bodenstein (eds.) Muslim Organisations and the State – European Perspectives, Bundesamt für Migration und Flüchtlinge: Nürnberg, pp. 123-149.


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