Biography

Dr. Anjoom Mukadam
Teaching Placements Co-Ordinator; Lecturer
Area of focus:
  1. Diaspora
  2. Multiculturalism

Introduction

Dr Anjoom Mukadam is a lecturer for both STEP and GPISH at the Institute as well as being responsible for co-ordinating the teaching placements for STEP students.

Dr. Mukadam received her PhD and Master’s degrees in Sociolinguistics from the University of Reading and Bachelor’s degree and P.G.C.E. in Secondary Education from King’s College, University of London.

Dr Mukadam’s main research and teaching interests are interdisciplinary and include the following areas: Nizari Ismaili Muslim youth in the UK; second generation Gujaratis in the West, migration and ‘diaspora’, adolescent identity formation, discrimination, ‘race’ and ethnicity, heritage language education, popular culture, multiculturalism and multilingualism.

Prior to taking up this position at the IIS, Dr Mukadam was Co-Director of the Evaluation Unit at the Centre for Excellence in Leadership at the University of Lancaster and a Research Fellow at the SOAS-UCL Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. She co-founded the Gujarat Studies Association and is its current President.

Dr Mukadam has presented aspects of her research at numerous international conferences. Her publications include several book chapters and journal articles as well as three co-edited volumes:

(2014) ‘Globalisation, Diaspora and Belonging: Exploring Transnationalism and Gujarati Identity’; (2012) ‘Gujarati Communities Across The Globe: Memory, Identity and Continuity’; and (2007) ‘Gujaratis in the West: Evolving Identities in Contemporary Society’.