Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

Sociology and Social Policy

Contact Details

Dr Yasmin Hussain

Associate Professor in Ethnicity and Racism Studies

I came to Leeds in 1999, initially working on a project called Disability, Ethnicity and Young People. I then moved to the department of Sociology and Social Policy. Previous to this, I completed my doctorate at the University of Bradford, looking at the identity of British South Asian women within the realm of literature and film.

Research Interests

My main interests are ethnicity, gender and terrorism. I have carried out research on the urban 'riots' in 2001 and a Joseph Rountree Foundation-funded project entitled "The Role of Higher Education in providing Opportunities for Young South Asian Women" with Dr Paul Bagguley. I am currently working with Dr Bagguley on a project analysing the impact of the London bombings.


I am the module convenor for 'Introduction to Race and Ethnicity' at level 1 and 'Ethnicity and Popular Culture' at level 3.

I also supervise undergraduate, MA and PhD dissertations within the areas of my expertise.

PhD Supervision

I am currently supervising students in the following areas.

  • Community cohesion within Oldham and youth work
  • Ethnicity, and identity of Zainichi Koreans
  • Caste, identity and Bangladeshis in Manchester

I am happy to supervise promising students in the areas of my research interests.

Key Publications


Bagguley, P.; Hussain, Y. (Forthcoming) Riotous Citizens: ethnic conflict on multicultural Britain, Ashgate.

Hussain, Y; Bagguley, P. (2007) Moving on up: South Asian Women and Higher Education, Trentham Press.

Hussain, Y. (2005) Writing Diaspora: South Asian Women, Culture and Ethnicity, Ashgate.

Journal Articles

Hussain, Y; Bagguley, P. (2005) Citizenship, Ethnicity and Identity: British Pakistanis after the 2001 'riots', Sociology, 49.

Chapters in Books

Hussain Y.; Bagguley, P. (2007) Muslim Responses to the 7th July Bombings, In: Zimmerman, D. (ed.) Terrorism and Diaspora, Routledge.

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