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I hold a PhD in Sociology from the University of Southampton. My research explored the ethics, values, and practices of Muslim, Jewish, and Christian vegans in the UK. I was interested in how religiosity intersects the vegan experience and how religion and culture are negotiated and reshaped in response to modern ethical crises.

My PhD was funded by the South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership who are in turn funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), part of UKRI (UK Research and Innovation). My supervisors were Dr Bindi Shah, Professor Emma Roe, and Dr Heidi Armbruster.

My research interests include vegan studies, sustainability, the sociology of ethics, the sociology of religion, lived religion, late modernity, environmental sociology, and anthropology.

I am now researching faith-based vegan activism as I am interested in the challenges faced by activists in Muslim contexts, as well as the strategies they employ to overcome those challenges.

I am a qualitative researcher and adopt an interpretivist epistemology in my research. I have made use of semi-structured qualitative interviews, social media-based diaries methods, virtual participant observation, and ethnographic methods.

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Teaching Experience
including leading seminars, giving lectures, marking, supporting NVivo workshops, and attending fieldtrips

ANTH1001 Exploring Other Cultures​​

SSPC2003 Qualitative Research: Methods, Tools and Techniques

SSPC1006 Inequalities in Everyday Worlds

RESM6003 Qualitative Methods 1

RESM6002 Research Design and Practice

GGES2006 Researching Human Geography

GGES1010 Curiosity, Creativity and Communication: Studying Geography at University

GEOG3003 Berlin Fieldcourse: Politics and Urban Space

GEOG2035 Practicing Human Geographical Research

Admin & Leadership Experience

Southampton University Student Union PGR Faculty Officer for Social Sciences 

Doctoral College Professional Development Sub-Committee PGR Representative 

SCDTP Southampton PhD Representative

LinkedIn Learning Champion

Co-Founder of Green Islam

Awards

SCDTP Impact Prize 2022-2023

October 2023

Doctoral Research Poster Showcase 2022 Highly Commended

December 2022

Faculty Heat Winner & University Finalist - 3MT Three Minute Thesis 2022

June 2022

Doctoral College Director's Award: Citizenship & Community

June 2022

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