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Lecturer in International Criminology, University of Bristol

My forthcoming monograph, Marriage, Gender and Refugee Migration (Rutgers University Press, 2021), explores marriage and marital relations among Bristol-Somali migrants. Based on eighteen months of ethnographic fieldwork as well as interview data, the book provides empirical evidence on intimacy, gender roles and family life following refugee migration. My work specialises in conversation and narrative analysis, and the book develops the use of ethnopoetics as a tool by which the reflexive sociologist can interrogate the production of narratives in interactional settings. This book is based on an ESRC-funded PhD which received the Hilary Hartley prize for the best thesis of the year in the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies.


  • 2020–present
    Dr, University of Bristol
  • 2018–2020
    Dr, Cardiff University