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PhD candidate in the Faculty of History at the University of Cambridge.
Areas of Expertise:
- Migration theory and Global trends
- Muslim diaspora in Britain
- Muslim women in Britain
- ‘Modernity’ and ‘Tradition’ in Islam
Hira Amin is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Cambridge after completing an MSc in the History of International Relations at the London School of Economics. She specialises in Muslims in Britain (1960-2014) and her particular focus in on religious identity, practice and ideological change in two sectarian strands that have established themselves in Britain, namely Salafi and Jamaat-e-Islami inspired groups. Due to the transnational element of Muslim migration and the global element within Islam her interests also span migration theory, transnational networks and more generally global trends in the late twentieth and early twenty first century.