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

Journal articles


  • Bagguley P, Hussain Y, ‘Late Modern Muslims: theorising Islamic identities amongst university students’, in Muslim Students, Education and Neoliberalism Schooling a 'Suspect Community, ed. by Mac an Ghaill M and Haywood C (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017), 35-49
    DOI: 10.1057/978-1-137-56921-9_3, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/100062/

  • Hussain Y, Bagguley P, ‘The Bradford 'riot' of 2001: the diversity of action’, in Rioting in the UK and France: A comparative analysis, ed. by Waddington D, Jobard F and King M (Cullompton: Willan, 2009), 71-80

  • Atkin KM, Hussain Y, ‘Ethnicity, disability and young people’, in Disability, Culture and Identity, ed. by Riddell S and Watson N (London: Pearson Education, 2003), 161-179

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