Claire Dwyer

UCL Department of Geography

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Dwyer, C.L., Worth, N. (Eds.), (2016). Geographies of Children and Young People Volume 4: Identities and Subjectivities. Singapore: Springer.

Dwyer, C., Bressey, C. (Eds.), (2008). New Geographies of Race and Racism. Aldershot: Ashgate.

Jackson, P., Crang, P., Dwyer, C. (Eds) (2004). Transnational Spaces. London: Routledge.

Limb, M., Dwyer, C. (2001). (Eds)  Qualitative Methodologies for Geographies: Issues and Debates. London: Arnold.

Laurie, N., Dwyer, C., Holloway, S., Smith, F. (1999). Geographies of New Femininities. New York: Longman.



Dwyer, C.L. (2018). Suburban miracles: encountering the divine off Highway 99. In Bartolini, N., MacKian, S., Pile, S. (Eds.), Spaces of Spirituality. London: Routledge.

Dwyer, C.L. (2017). Spiritualising the suburbs: new religious architecture in suburban London and Vancouver. In Hegner, V., Margry, P.J. (Eds.),Spiritualising the City: Agency and resilience of the urban and urbanseque habitat. (pp. 115-130). London: Routledge.

Dwyer, C.L. (2017). Migration, Transnationalism, Catholicism: Transnational geographies, spaces and practices. In Erdal, M., Pasura, D. (Eds.),Migration, Transnationalism and Catholicism Global Perspectives. (pp. 337-347). London, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

Dwyer, C.L. (2017). Transnational religion, multiculturalism and global suburbs. In Garbin, D., Strhan, A. (Eds.), Religion and the Global City. (pp. 173-188). London, UK: Bloomsbury Publishing.

Dwyer, C.L. (2016). Everyday negotiations: religion in urban life. In Guesnet, F., Laborde, C., Lee, L. (Eds.), Negotiating Religion Cross-disciplinary perspectives. (pp. 139-150). Routledge.

Dwyer, C.L. (2014). Reinventing Muslim space in suburbia: the Salaam Centre in Harrow, North London. In Bruun, S. (ed) The Changing World Religion Map: Sacred Places, Identities, Practices and Politics. New York: Springer.

Dwyer, C.L. (2013). Diasporas. In Cloke, P., Crang, P., Goodwin, M. (Eds.), Introducing Human Geographies. London: Routledge.

Dwyer, C.L., Crang, P. (2012). Fashioning ethnicities: the commerical spaces of multiculture. In Bauman, G., Vertovec, S. (Eds.), Multiculturalism.London: Routledge.

Dwyer, C.L., Modood, T., Sanghera, G., Shah, B., Thapar-Bjorkert, S. (2011). Educational achievement and career aspiration for young British Pakistanis. In Modood, T., Salt, J. (Eds.), Global Migration, Ethnicity and Britishness. (pp. 177-204). Palgrave MacMillan.

Uberoi, V., Modood, T. , Dwyer C. L. (2011). Feeling and Being Muslim and British. In Modood, T., Salt, J. (Eds.), Global Migration, Ethnicity and Britishness.(pp. 205-224-). Palgrave MacMillan.

Dwyer, C.L. (2010). British Asian Retail Spaces: from suitcase to showroom. In Breward, C., Crang, P., Crill, R. (Eds.), British Asian style. (pp. 148-159-). Victoria & Albert Museum.

Dwyer, C. L(2010). British Asian Retail Spaces: from suitcase to showroom. In Breward, C., Crang, P. (Eds.), British Asian Style. (pp. 148-159). London: Victoria and Albert Museum.

Dwyer, C.L. (2010). Diasporas and Economies. In Knott, K., McLoughlin, S. (Eds.), Diasporas. (pp. 87-90). .

Dwyer, C. L. (2010). Multicultural Britain: Current Geographical Debates. In Zehner, K., Wood, G. (Eds.), Großbritannien Lesebuch. (pp. 159-166). Heidelberg: Springer.

Dwyer, C.L. , Uberoi, V. (2009). British Muslims and 'community cohesion' debates. In Phillips, R. (Ed.), Muslim spaces of hope: geographies of possibility in Britain and the West. (pp. 199-221). London: Zed Books.

Dwyer, C. L. , Bressey, C. (2009). Introduction: Island geographies: New geographies of race and racism. In Dwyer, C. Bressey, C. (Eds.), New Geographies of Race and Racism (pp. 1-13), Ashgate: Aldershot

Dwyer, C. L.  (2009). Jackson, P.. In Kitchin, R., Thrift, N. (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, Volume 6. (pp. 1-3). Oxford: Elsevier.

Dwyer, C., Shah, B. (2009). Rethinking the identities of young British Muslim Women. In Hopkins, P., Gale, R. (Eds.), Muslims in Britain: Race, Place and Identities. (pp. 55-73). Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

Dwyer, C.L. (2006). Fabrications of India. Transnational Fashion Networks. In Breward, C., Gilbert, D. (Eds.), Fashion's World Cities. (pp. 217-233). Oxford: Berg.

Dwyer, C., Crang, P. (2006). Fashioning ethnicities: the commercial spaces of multiculture. In Welters, L., Lillethun, A. (Eds.), The Fashion Reader. Oxford: Berg.

Dwyer, C. (2005). Diasporas. In Introducing Human Geographies. (pp. 495-315). Edward Arnold.

Kneale, J., Dwyer, C. (2004). Consumption. In Duncan, J., Johnson, N., Schein, R. (Eds.), A Companion to Cultural Geography. (pp. 298-315). Oxford: Blackwell.

Dwyer, C. (2004). Tracing transnationalities through commodity culture: a case study of British-South Asian fashion. In Jackson, P., Crang, P., Dwyer, C. (Eds.), Transnational Spaces. (pp. 60-77). Routledge.

Dwyer, C. (2003). Feminist Geographies: Intersections of space and gender. In Rogers, A., Viles, H. (Eds.), A Student's Companion to Geography.(pp. 129-133). London: Blackwell.

Dwyer, C. (2003). Where are you from? young British Muslim women and the making of 'home'. In Postcolonial Geographies. (pp. 184-199). London: Continuum.

Dwyer, C., Limb, M. (2001). Introduction: Doing Qualitative Research in Geography. In Limb, M., Dwyer, C. (Eds.), Qualitative Methodologies for Geographers. (pp. 1-22). London: Arnold.

Dwyer, C. (1999). Migrations and Diaspora. In Crang, P., Cloke, P., Goodwin, M. (Eds.), Introducing Human Geographies. (pp. 287-295). London: Edward Arnold.

Dwyer, C., Smith, F. (1998). Gendered Geographies. In Unwin, T. (Ed.), A European Geography. (pp. 274-290). London: Longman.

Dwyer, C. (1997). Contested identities: challenging dominant representations of young British Muslim women. In Skelton, T., Valentine, G. (Eds.),Cool Places: Geographies of Youth Cultures. (pp. 50-65). London: Routledge.

Dwyer, C., Meyer, A. (1996). The establishment of Islamic schools - a controversial phenomenon in three European countries. In Shadid, W.A.R., van Koningsveld, P.S. (Eds.), Muslims in the margin: political responses to the presence of Islam in three European countries. Kampen: Kok Pharos.

Dwyer, C. (1993). Constructions of Muslim identity and the contesting of power: the debate over Muslim schools in the United Kingdom. In Jackson, P., Penrose, J. (Eds.), Constructions of race, place and nation. (pp. 143-159). London: UCL Press.


Journal articles

N. Ahmed, Dwyer, C. and D. Gilbert. (2019 in press) ‘Faith, planning and changing multiculturalism: constructing religious buildings in London’s suburbia.’ Ethnic and Racial Studies

D. Gilbert, Dwyer, C., Ahmed, N., Cuch, L. & Hyacinth, N. (2019) ‘The hidden geographies of religious creativity: place-making and material culture in West London faith communities’ Cultural Geographies 26 (1), pp.23-41

D. Gilbert, Dwyer, C. & Ahmed, N. (2019) ‘Ethnic and Religious Diversity in the Politics of Suburban London’ The Political Quarterly 90 (1), p.72-80.

Ahmed, N., Dwyer, C. (2017). ‘Living, changing light’: stained glass art and gendered creativity in the suburban church. Culture and Religion, 1-17. doi:10.1080/14755610.2017.1376695

Dwyer, C., Tse, J., Ley, D. (2016). ‘Highway to Heaven’: the creation of a multicultural, religious landscape in suburban Richmond, British Columbia. Social and Cultural Geography, 17 (5), 667-693. doi:10.1080/14649365.2015.1130848

Dwyer, C. (2016). Why does religion matter for cultural geographers?. Social and Cultural Geography, 17 (6), 758-762. doi:10.1080/14649365.2016.1163728

Gilbert, D., Cuch, L., Dwyer, C., Ahmed, N. (2016). The Sacred and the Suburban: Atmospherics, numinosity and 1930s interiors in Ealing, London. Interiors, 6 (3), 211-234. doi:10.1080/20419112.2015.1125616

Dwyer, C.L., Gilbert,, D., Ahmed, N. (2015). Building the Sacred in Suburbia: Improvisation, Reinvention and Innovation. Built Environment, 41 (4), 477-490.

Dwyer, C. (2015). Photographing Faith in Suburbia. Cultural Geographies, 22 (3), 531-538. doi:10.1177/1474474014545300

Dwyer, C.L. (2014). Faith in Suburbia: a shared photography journey. Material Religion: the journal of objects, art and belief, 10 (1), 119-121

Dwyer, C., Parutis, V. (2013). "Faith in the system?' State-funded faith schools in England and the contested parameters of community cohesion. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 38 (2), 267-284. doi:10.1111/j.1475-5661.2012.00518.x (Republished in an online special issue of Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers on geographies of education)

Dwyer, C., Gilbert, D., Shah, B. (2013). Faith and suburbia: Secularisation, Modernity and the changing geographies of religion in London's suburbs. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, doi:10.1111/j.1475-5661.2012.00521.x

Shah, B., Dwyer, C., Gilbert, D. (2012). Landscapes of diasporic religious belonging in the edge-city: The Jain temple at Potters Bar, Outer London. South Asian Diasporas, 4 (1), 77-94.

Meer, N., Dwyer, C., Modood, T. (2010). Beyond "angry Muslims "? reporting Muslim voices in the British press. Journal of Media and Religion, 9 1-16.

Meer, N., Dwyer, C., Modood, T. (2010). Embodying Nationhood? Conceptions of British national identity, citizenship, and Gender in the ‘Veil Affair’. The Sociological Review, 58 (1), 84-111.

Shah, B., Dwyer, C., Modood, T. (2010). Explaining Educational Achievement and Career Aspirations among young British Pakistanis: Mobilising ‘Ethnic Capital’?’. Sociology, 44 (6), 1-19.

Dwyer, C.L., Davies, G. (2009). Qualitative methods III: animating archives, artful interventions and online environments. Progress in Human Geography, 34 (1), 88-97.

Dwyer, C. (2008). Book reviews in Gender, Place and Culture: some analysis and reflections. Gender, Place and Culture, 15 (1), 11-14.

Dwyer, C., Shah, B., Sanghera, G. (2008). 'From cricket lover to terror suspect'-challenging represenations of young British Muslim men'. Gender, Place and Culture, 15 (2), 117-136.

Davies, G., Dwyer, C. (2008). 'Qualitative Methods II: minding the gap'. Progress in Human Geography, 32 (3), 399-406. doi:10.1177/0309132507084403

Smith, F.M., Jamison, J., Dwyer, C. (2008). Work and wonder at the weekend: On emotions in feminist geographical praxis. Gender, Place and Culture, 15 (5), 533-545. doi:10.1080/09663690802300878

Jackson, P., Thomas, N.D., C. (2007). Consuming transnational fashion in London and Mumbai. Geoforum, 38 908-924.

Davies, G., Dwyer, C. (2007). Qualitative methods: are you enchanted or are you alienated?. Progress in Human Geography, 31 (2), 257-266. doi:10.1177/0309132507076417

Jackson, P., Crang, P., Dwyer, C. (2004). Introduction: The spaces of transnationality. Transnational Spaces, 1-23. doi:10.4324/9780203647219

Dwyer, C., Jackson, P. (2003). Commodifying difference: selling EASTern fashion. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 21 (3), 269-291. doi:10.1068/d349

Dwyer, C., Jackson, P., Crang, P. (2003). Transnationalism and the spaces of commodity culture. Progress in Human Geography, 27 (4), 438-456. doi:10.1191/0309132503ph443oa

Dwyer, C., Crang, P. (2002). Fashioning Ethnicities: the commercial spaces of multiculture. Ethnicities, 2 (3), 410-430.

Dwyer, C. (2001). Linking research and teaching: a staff-student interview project. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 25 (3), 357-366.

Dwyer, C. (2000). Negotiating diasporic identities: young British South Asian Muslim women. Women's Studies International Forum, 23 (4), 475-486.

Dwyer, C. L. (1999). Contradictions of Community: questions of identity for British Muslim women. Environment and Planning A, 31 53-68.

Dwyer, C. L. (1999). Veiled meanings: British Muslim women and the negotiation of differences. Gender, Place and Culture, 6 (1), 5-26.

Dwyer, C., Varley, A. (1996). Giving women a voice? Current debates about feminist research methods in geography. Bloomsbury Geographer, 23 34-41.

Dwyer, C., Meyer, A. (1995). The institutionalisation of Islam in the Netherlands and the UK: the case of Islamic schools. New Community, 21 (1), 37-54.


Working/Discussion Paper

Dwyer, C., Tse, J., Ley, D. (2013). Immigrant integration and religious transnationalism: the case of the ‘Highway to Heaven’ in Richmond, BC.Vancouver: Metropolis British Columbia.