Mark Bryant

Mark Bryant


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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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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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Conference: Islam, Muslims, and education in Britain

Posted on 16 April 2018 by Mark Bryant

Building on the success of 2014’s postgraduate-led conference, the Islam-UK Centre kicked off 2018 with a one-day symposium which considered the narratives surrounding Islam, Muslims, and education in Britain. The symposium emerged from our reflections as doctoral students whose theses are contributing to these debates. We have noticed that, whilst there has been a proliferation
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Michael Munnik – Stories and Story Tellers

Posted on 24 April 2017 by Mark Bryant

I look at how stories are shared, as well as who shares the stories, in my research on the news media. In a former life, I worked as a journalist, and it’s given me good understanding of journalism practice and a fair bit of empathy for the journalists, even as it sharpens my own critiques:
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The Future of Islamic Studies in the UK

Posted on 24 April 2017 by Mark Bryant

Professor Sophie Gilliat-Ray introduces a video she has made based on a presentation given to the 2015 meeting of the British Association for Islamic Studies in London where she outlines her vision for Islamic Studies in the UK into the future. See the full Video here →
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