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Nazneen Ahmed

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Nazneen Ahmed is something of a disciplinary migrant. She completed an undergraduate degree in English and American Literature and an MA in Colonial and Postcolonial Literatures at the University of Warwick. She completed an AHRC-funded D. Phil. in English Literature from Wadham College, Oxford in 2009. Her D. Phil. was titled “Imaginations: Representations of Nation under Postcolonial Occupation in East Pakistan/Bangladesh 1947-1971” and focused upon the development of Bangladeshi nationalist identity through cultural production in East Pakistan between 1947-1971.

From 2009-2011 Nazneen was employed as Research Associate on the ESRC Global Uncertainties programme funded project “Radical Distrust: A Cultural Analysis of the Emotional, Psychological and Linguistic Formations of Religious and Political Extremism” based in the School of English, University of Kent. From 2010-11 she was also Assistant Lecturer in the School of English at the University of Kent.

In 2011, she moved back to the University of Oxford and until 2014 was Research Assistant in COMPAS and the History department at Oxford, working on the Leverhulme funded Oxford Diasporas project "Religious Faith, Space and Diasporic Communities in the East End, 1880-present" , focusing on Muslim settlement in East London.

Nazneen is currently Research Associate at UCL in the School of Geography, working on the AHRC Connected Communities project “Making Suburban Faith: Design, Material Culture and Popular Creativity in Suburban Faith Communities” in collaboration with Dr Claire Dwyer, UCL, and Dr David Gilbert, Royal Holloway.

Journal Articles

“The Poetics of Nationalism: Cultural Resistance and Poetry in East Pakistan/Bangladesh, 1952-1971.” Journal of Postcolonial Writing, 50.3 (2014).

Book Chapters

“Marking a Good Death: Muslim Burial Sites and Practices in Britain from 1800 to the present.” Rescripting Religion in the City: Migration and Religious Identity in the Modern Metropolis. Eds. Jane Garnett and Alana Harris. Routledge, 2013.

Historicizing Diaspora Spaces: Performing Faith, Place and Race in London’s East End.” Religion in Diaspora: Cultures of Citizenship. Eds. Jane Garnett and Linda Woodhead. Palgrave Macmillan: forthcoming.