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Dr Shaminder Takhar

Dr Shaminder Takhar

takhars@lsbu.ac.uk

Social Sciences

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I am Professor of Sociology in the Division of Social Sciences and the Co-Director of the Social Justice and Global Responsibility Research Centre in the School of Law and Social Sciences. I was the LSS Interim Director of Research from June 2021-January 2022, and am the Chair of the School Ethics Panel. I am the School's EDI Lead and I co-lead the Race, Gender and Sexualities Research Group. As the Chair of the equality network for BAME staff and Allies, EquiNet (2012-2022), I am a member of the SAT Team for the Race Equality Charter Mark.

My research interests and publications are centred around race, gender, sexuality, education and social justice. I am the sole author of Gender, Ethnicity and Political Agency (Routledge) and my interest in global gender equality, rights and women’s activism has led to an edited book, Gender and Race Matter (Emerald). I have also researched minority ethnic women’s experiences of higher education and local politics (British Academy funded), religion, sexuality and human rights, and emotions in research. My current research is focused on social movements such as #BLM, the racial awarding gap, and decolonising the curriculum. I have recently developed LSBU's Decolonising the Curriculum website. I have sat as a Commissioner on the Local Government Commission (Fawcett Society and LGIU) and the Lambeth Equality Commission.

Courses taught

Social Sciences - PhD / MRes

Sociology - BSc (Hons)

Sociology (Criminology) - BSc (Hons)

Criminology - BSc (Hons)

Sociology (Black Studies) - BSc (Hons)

Sociology (Social Policy) - BSc (Hons)

Sociology (Sustainability) - BSc (Hons)

Postgraduate Research Supervision
Current
Miss Fatema Tuz ZohoraDoctoral Research ProjectPhD
Miss Sonal KhamajeetThe relationship between the 1951 Refugee Convention and violence against women, most specifically female at risk of FGM.PhD

Awarded in the last 5 years
Mr Michael James MayhewSkewed intimacies and subcultural identities: Anne Boleyn and the expression of fealty in a social media forumPhD
Mrs Sarah MertonFat as a Feminist Issue: Activism and Agency in the Body Positive Movement PhD
Michael MayhewPhD
PhD

The Open University

1998
2003
MSc Politics and Sciology

University of London, Birkbeck College

1990
1991
ProposalProjectRoleFunderStatusStatus last updated
Synergy 2022Synergy 2022Principal InvestigatorHorizon EuropeOPEN SubmittedNov 2021
British Sociological Association
1997
European Sociological Association
2003

Editorial Board member

Editorial/Advisory Board Member
2015
2022

Associate Board member

Editorial/Advisory Board Member
2011
2015
Emerald Publishing

Advisory Board member for Advances in Gender Research Series.

Editorial/Advisory Board Member
2017

Strategy, Planning and Accountability
Takhar, S., Ahmed-Landeryou, M., Aziz, R. and Thomas, P. (2022). Strategy, Planning and Accountability. in: Verma, Arun (ed.) Anti-racism in Higher Education: An action guide for change Bristol University Press.

Introduction: Nationalism’s Futures
May, V., Byrne, B., Holmes, H. and Takhar, S. (2020). Introduction: Nationalism’s Futures. Sociology. 54 (6), pp. 1055-1071. https://doi.org/10.1177/0038038520969316

Social Movements, Collective Action and Activism
Millward, P. and Takhar, Shaminder (2019). Social Movements, Collective Action and Activism. Sociology. 53 (3), pp. NP1-NP12. https://doi.org/10.1177/0038038518817287

Gender and Race Matter: Global Perspectives on Being a Woman
Takhar, S (2016). Gender and Race Matter: Global Perspectives on Being a Woman. Bingley Emerald.

Introduction
Takhar, S (2016). Introduction. in: Takhar, S (ed.) Gender and Race Matter: Global Perspectives on Being a Woman Emerald.

Bangladeshi female students in higher education: 'Agentic autonomy' at the race/gender trajectory
Takhar, S (2016). Bangladeshi female students in higher education: 'Agentic autonomy' at the race/gender trajectory. in: Takhar, S (ed.) Gender and Race Matter: Global Perspectives on Being a Woman Emerald.

Sexuality and south asian women: A taboo?
Takhar, S (2016). Sexuality and south asian women: A taboo? in: Rehman, Yasmin, Kelly, Liz and Siddiqui, Hannana (ed.) Moving in the Shadows: Violence in the Lives of Minority Women and Children Farnham, Surrey Ashgate Publishing. pp. 77-88

"Revealing Too Much?": Reflecting on emotions in research with south Asian women
Takhar, S (2015). "Revealing Too Much?": Reflecting on emotions in research with south Asian women. in: Bhopal, K and Deuchar, R (ed.) Researching Marginalised Groups London Taylor & Francis Ltd Routledge.

Hidden desires: Hinduism and sexuality
Takhar, S (2014). Hidden desires: Hinduism and sexuality. in: Taylor, Y and Snowdon, R (ed.) Queering Religion, Religious Queers Abingdon Routledge. pp. 229-248

Expanding the Boundaries of Political Activism
Takhar, S (2007). Expanding the Boundaries of Political Activism. Contemporary Politics. 13 (2), pp. 123-137. https://doi.org/10.1080/13569770701562591

Agency, Resistance and Subversion: Voices in the Field
Gajparia, J (2016). Agency, Resistance and Subversion: Voices in the Field. in: Takhar, S (ed.) Gender and Race Matter: Global Perspectives on Being a Woman Emerald.

Re-mapping women's testimonies into networked subjectivities: The Quipu Project
Maraschin, D and Scafe, S (2016). Re-mapping women's testimonies into networked subjectivities: The Quipu Project. in: Takhar, Shaminder (ed.) Gender and Race Matter: Global Perspectives on Being a Woman Emerald Group Publishing.

Gender, Ethnicity and Political Agency: South Asian Women Organizing
Takhar, S. (2013). Gender, Ethnicity and Political Agency: South Asian Women Organizing. New York Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group).