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Riyaz Timol – Understanding British Imams: Project Update

Posted on 31 July 2020 by Michael Munnik

For many of us, 2020 will have been the most disruptive year in living memory. While the ‘new normal’ we have been obliged to navigate has, by now, considerably aged, much uncertainty still lingers in the air due to the Covid-19 global pandemic. In June, staff and students of Cardiff University’s Islam-UK Centre held our
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Sophie Gilliat-Ray – Surviving Research in Difficult Times

Posted on 4 June 2020 by Mark Bryant

The Islam-UK Centre at Cardiff University specialises in approaches to research that are qualitative in nature. We flourish from our engagement with experiences, meanings, and ideas, either from the people with whom we do research in-person, or via textual material. Our research methodologies shape our collective modus operandi and our preference for doing things together as
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Iman AbdoulKarim – How the MA Prepared Me for My PhD Journey

Posted on 21 May 2020 by Mark Bryant

I began the MA Islam in Contemporary Britain programme in 2017 as a part the US-UK Fulbright postgraduate programme, and will begin a PhD in Religious Studies at Yale University this autumn. My time as an MA student at the Centre for the Study of Islam in the UK was invaluable. The programme’s interdisciplinary approach
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In memoriam: Bill Gent

Posted on 13 May 2020 by Mark Bryant

by Prof. Sophie Gilliat-RayDirector, Centre for the Study of Islam in the UK It is with great sadness and a sense of real loss that we are recording the death of Dr Bill Gent (2nd May, 2020).  He was a true friend of the Islam-UK Centre, supporting its community of scholarship and its many projects
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