Ashraf Hoque

photo Email: a.hoque@ucl.ac.uk

Research Associate
UCL Anthropology
Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences

Joined UCL

1 March 2013

Research Summary

My main interests are in the fields of migration and diaspora, the anthropology of Islam, and political anthropology. Currently, I am a member of the core team for the ERC/ESRC Democratic Cultures of South Asia project, conducting ethnographic research in Sylhet, Bangladesh. My research hopes to assess popular political participation among a rural agricultural community with profound transnational migratory links to the UK and the Gulf states.

Previously, I have conducted research in the UK, investigating the tensions and conflicts that exist between the UK’s various religious communities and secular law, as part of an EU-funded research initiative. Prior to that, my doctoral thesis provided an account of the everyday lives of a South Asian Muslim community in Luton, Bedfordshire, in particular, among its British-born contingent. The study sought to shed insight on new articulations of religiosity and citizenship among distinct, and often alienated, late-modern diaspora communities.

Academic Background

BA History, School of Oriental and African Studies (2003)
MA Social Anthropology, School of Oriental and African Studies (2005)
PhD, School of Oriental and African Studies (2011)

Fieldwork Photos