Biography

Dr. Anjoom Mukadam
Teaching Placements Co-Ordinator; Lecturer
Area of focus:
  1. Sociolinguistics
  2. Identity
  3. Migration
  4. Ismailis in the West
  5. Diaspora
  6. Post-Diaspora

Introduction

Dr Anjoom Mukadam is a lecturer in the Department of Graduate Studies, she is also responsible for coordinating the teaching placements for STEP trainee teachers.

Dr. Mukadam received her PhD in Sociolinguistics (Gujarati speakers in London: age, gender and religion in the construction of identity it is a comparative study which examines the ethno-linguistic and religious identities of young Nizari Ismaili Muslims and Swaminarayan Hindus in London) and Master’s degree in TEFL from the University of Reading and Bachelor’s degree and P.G.C.E. in Secondary Education from King’s College, University of London. In July 2017, Dr. Mukadam was awarded Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). She has taught at tertiary level both in the United Kingdom and Japan.

Dr Mukadam’s main research and teaching interests are contemporary as well as interdisciplinary and include the following areas:

Muslims in the West; Second Generation Gujarati Youth in Britain – Nizari Ismaili Muslims and Swaminarayan Hindus; Migration, Ethnicity and ‘Diaspora’/Post-Diaspora; Discrimination/Islamophobia, ‘Race’ and Ethnicity; Adolescent Identity Formation, Popular Culture and Social Media; Heritage Language Education; 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, encyclopedia entries and journal articles as well as four co-edited volumes:

Edited Volumes:

Mawani, S and Mukadam, A eds. (2016) Perspectives of Female Researchers: Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Study of Gujarati Identities. Berlin: Logos

Mawani, S and Mukadam, A eds. (2014) Globalisation, Diaspora and Belonging: Exploring Transnationalism and Gujarati Identity. New Delhi: Rawat.

Mawani, S and Mukadam, A eds. (2012) Gujaratis Across The Globe: Memory, Identity and Continuity. London: Trentham.

Mukadam, A and Mawani, S. eds. (2007) Gujaratis in the West: Evolving Identities in Contemporary Society. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.