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Dr Anjoom Mukadam


Institute of Ismaili Studies

Dr Anjoom Mukadam received her PhD in Sociolinguistics from the University of Reading, UK. Her thesis was entitled 'Gujarati speakers in London: age, gender and religion in the construction of identity', and was a comparative study that examined the ethno-linguistic and religious identities of young Nizari Ismaili Muslims and Swaminarayan Hindus in London. She also holds a Master’s degree in TEFL from the University of Reading and a Bachelor’s degree and PGCE in Secondary Education from King’s College, University of London. In 2017, she was awarded the Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). She has taught at tertiary level both in the United Kingdom and Japan.

Anjoom is currently a lecturer in the Department of Graduate Studies at the Institute of Ismaili Studies (IIS) in London. Her main research and teaching interests are contemporary as well as interdisciplinary, and include the following areas: Muslims in the West; second generation Gujarati youth in Britain; Nizari Ismaili Muslims and Swaminarayan Hindus; migration and ‘diaspora’/post-diaspora; discrimination/Islamophobia; ‘race’ and ethnicity; adolescent identity formation; popular culture and social media; heritage language education; and multiculturalism and multilingualism.

Prior to taking up her post at the IIS, Anjoom was co-director of the Evaluation Unit at the Centre for Excellence in Leadership at the University of Lancaster, UK, and a Research Fellow at the SOAS-UCL Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. She co-founded the Gujarat Studies Association and is its current President.

Anjoom has presented aspects of her research at numerous international conferences. Her publications include several book chapters, encyclopedia entries and journal articles as well as four co-edited volumes.