Dr Sadaf Rizvi is an Associate Lecturer at the Open University, UK. Her specific areas of interest are anthropology of education, childhood ethnography, faith schools and social cohesion, and Muslims in the West. She earned her doctorate in Social Anthropology from University of Oxford and conducted research on 'Muslim schools in Britain: Socialization and identity’. She taught ‘Islam in the West’, ‘Childhood’, ‘Working with Children, Young People and Families’ and is currently teaching ‘Research with Children and Young People’ at the Open University.
Sadaf has worked as a Research Officer, and then Lecturer at the Institute of Education, University of London from 2008 to 2013. She lead the MA module, 'Minorities, Migrants and Refugees in National Education Systems'. Prior to this, she taught ‘Ethnographic research methods’ at Brunel University, Department of Anthropology, and ‘Theories and Methods in Social Anthropology’ at University of Oxford. Before commencing her career in the UK, Sadaf worked for the Aga Khan University in Pakistan. Her first career was in the development sector where she worked for the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) in Islamabad.
Sadaf is the editor of two books, ‘Multidisciplinary approaches to educational research: Case studies from Europe and the developing world’ (Routledge, 2012) and Making sense of the global: Anthropological Perspectives on interconnections and processes. (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010).