Research Fellows join AKU-ISMC
News 2010

​Research Fellows join AKU-ISMC

September 13, 2010

​AKU-ISMC welcomed its 2010 Research Fellows on 13 September 2010; the two fellows will be based at the Institute for a period of one year. Dr Fauzia Ahmad will examine the changing nature of Muslim matrimonial practices in Britain while Dr Chloe Patton will focus on multiculturalism as a grammar of religiosity among young Australian Muslims.

Both researchers will contribute to the research strand, Muslims in Western Contexts, that forms part of AKU-ISMC’s research theme of understanding processes of social change in Muslim societies.

Dr Fauzia Ahmad completed her PhD in Sociology at the University of Bristol in 2006 with a dissertation entitled, ‘Modern Traditions? British Muslim Women, Higher Education and Identities’. She is an Honorary Research Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship at the University of Bristol, Department of Sociology and has worked as a consultant for a number of organisations.

Dr Chloe Patton received her PhD from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in 2009; her doctoral research explored representations of self and belonging expressed through the self-portraits of members of a Melbourne-based Muslim youth group. Dr Patton has a background in international development and has taught various courses within the International Studies Programme at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University.

For more information about AKU-ISMC’s Research Fellowship Programme, please click here

Razia Velji
Coordinator, Planning & Academic Development
Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations