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Research Associate, Centre on the Dynamics of Ethnicity, University of Manchester

Neema is a political scientist researching ethnic minority voting, political participation and representation. Neema is a Research Associate at the Centre on the Dynamics of Ethnicity (CoDE) working on Politics, Representation and Ethnic Minorities. This project examines:

- experiences of ethnic minority people in local and national politics
- distinct voting patterns and party allegiances of ethnic minority people
- interaction of class, gender, religion and region in ethnic minority political behaviour

Neema's PhD at the University of Bristol investigates Race and Identity in Voting in the 2016 EU Referendum. This thesis operationalises an intersectional feminist approach, using qualitative and quantitative methodology, to examine the interaction of ethnicity, class and gender in influencing voting in the Referendum.

Neema has previously taught at the University of Bristol in Political Science and Comparative Politics and worked as a demonstrator for Introduction to Quantitative Analysis. Neema has served as Treasurer of the Political Studies Association Early Career Network and Assistant Book Review Editor for the journal Sociology of Race and Ethnicity. She has also worked as Research Assistant on the ESRC-funded project #BristolBrexit - A City Responds to Brexit. Neema has carried out a PhD placement at the British Library working on the 2015 General Election and 2016 EU Referendum Web Archives.


  • –present
    Research Associate, University of Manchester