The University of Nottingham
Anisa Mustafa is an ESRC-funded doctoral research student at the School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Nottingham. Anisa’s doctoral research is titled: “Active citizenship, dissent and civic consciousness: a study of the political and civic activism of young British Muslims”. This study focuses on the non-electoral political and civic activism of young British Muslims in the Midlands region of the UK to gain an empirically informed understanding of how these forms of participation relate to citizenship and civic identity. Prior to undertaking PhD study Anisa has worked as a journalist and executive assistant in both Pakistan and the UK. Anisa’s research interests focus on areas of citizenship, political participation, social movements, cultural politics, multiculturalism, youth, marginalisation, social inequalities and social science research methods.