Professor Seán McLoughlin
- Position: Professor of the Anthropology of Islam
- Areas of expertise: Anthropology and Sociology of Islam and Muslim Diasporas. Muslims in Britain and Europe. Migration, Diaspora, Transnationalism, Pilgrimage. Culture, Religion, Ethnicity, Identity Politics, the State.
- Email: S.McLoughlin@leeds.ac.uk
- Phone: +44(0)113 343 3643
- Location: 1.05 Botany House
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I completed a BA (I) in Theology and Religious Studies, together with a MA in Middle Eastern Studies and a PhD in Social Anthropology, all at the University of Manchester, during the 1990s.
I was appointed as a Lecturer in Islamic Studies at Leeds in 2000. I am a past Co-Convenor and Chair of the Muslims in Britain Research Network (2003-08, 2011-14) and current Secretary of the British Association for Islamic Studies (2017-20). Click here for a full Curriculum Vitae.
My research uses fieldwork, in-depth interviews and documentary analysis to explore the dynamics of Islam and Muslim cultures in contexts of contemporary migration, diaspora and transnationalism. I have worked mainly with South Asian heritage Muslim communities in Britain and especially British Pakistanis and Kashmiris in the North of England. Key, externally-funded research projects are as follows:
AHRC, British Museum & British Academy (2011-15) The Hajj & British Muslims: the Anthropology & Sociology of Islam in the UK
- PhD Social Anthropology
- MA Middle Eastern Studies
- BA Theology & Religious Studies
- British Association for Islamic Studies
- Muslims in Britain Research Network
- British Sociological Association (Sociology of Religion Study Group)
- British Association for the Study of Religions
Research groups and institutes
- Centre for Religion and Public Life
- Theology and Religious Studies