My research interests are focused on the interface of social, political and development geographies. At a conceptual level, my interest lies in exploring the intersections between postcolonial and feminist approaches within geography. These theoretical concerns are grounded in empirical research in India and the UK. My past research has concentrated on the study of marriage, migration and gender relations with an empirical focus on arranged marriage practices among the British - Asian population in the UK.
Current projects include:
Storying sexual relationships: the narratives and practices of British Pakistani Muslims.
This Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded project is aimed at exploring the different ways in which young British-Pakistani women and men understand and explore relationships through the stories they produce and consume.
Young People Nationalism and Postnationalism: Multicultural belonging in hyperdiverse neighbourhoods
This project aims to explore young people's everyday experiences of nationhood and living with diversity in a post-Brexit UK.This project is funded by a grant from the Newcastle Research Excellence Academy.
Urban Masculinity and gender based violence in India
This project is concerned with understanding the different codes of masculinity that govern the relationships between young men and women in urban India. It is funded by a research development grant from Durham University.
Love, marriage and belonging among the Indian diaspora
This project is the culmination of my doctoral research which explores the different contours of love,marriage and belonging among the Indian diaspora in Britain with a specific focus on arranged marriages. A monograph from the completed research is forthcoming.
The Analogue University
This project is concerned with examining the changing nature of academia. We are a writing collective interested in conceptualizing 'the data university' where individuals both desire and are controlled through the generation of proliferating data streams.