Khursheed Wadia joined the Centre for Research in Ethnic Relations (CRER), at the University of Warwick, in September 2003 as Senior Research Fellow. She is a Principal Research Fellow in the Centre for the Study of Safety and Well-Being. Khursheed is also a co-organiser of the Warwick Borders, Race, Ethnicity and Migration (BREM) Network. In addition, Khursheed is a member of the Centre for the Study of Women and Gender, at Warwick. Outside the University, Khursheed is an Overseas Research Associate at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, an Associate Fellow of the Centre Migrations et Citoyennetés of the Institut Français des Relations Internationales, Paris and an external Research Associate at the Centre for Critical Inquiry into Society and Culture, Aston University in Birmingham.
Before joining Warwick, Khursheed was Reader in European Politics at the University of Wolverhampton where she taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses on European politics and society. At Warwick, she convened and taught on the MA in Race and Ethnic Studies and the MA in Applied Social Research. Khursheed also supervises PhD students and welcomes applications in her areas of research and teaching.
Khursheed’s research interests and specialisms lie at the intersection of politics, gender and ethnicity in Europe with a focus on Britain and France. Her research covers two inter-related areas of study: gender, ethnicity and politics (political participation, representation and policy) in Britain and France; migration and ethnic relations in Britain and France. Since 2011, she has extended her work on political participation and policy to examine why and how young people engage with political and civic institutions and processes and to what extent this engagement is shaped by past events and inter-generational relationships. This research has been undertaken, in collaboration with numerous partners, within the framework of a large-scale, comparative European study.
She is author (with Gill Allwood, Nottingham Trent University) of Women and Politics in France: 1958-2000 (Routledge, 2000), Gender and Policy in France (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009), Refugee Women in Britain and France (Manchester University Press, 2010) and of various short works. Khursheed is currently working on a monograph (with Prof. Danièle Joly, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris) on women from Muslim communities and their political and civic participation in Britain and France, to be published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2016.