Dr Asma Khan


Dr Asma Khan joined the Department of Sociological Studies in 2020, as a Research Associate working on the ‘Everyday Bordering’ project.

Asma completed her PhD at Cardiff University. Her thesis examined high levels of economic inactivity among Muslim women in Britain. This was a mixed methods project that involved quantitative and qualitative research.

Asma worked as an academic researcher for a number of years before returning to postgraduate study in 2012. Alongside her academic research experience, she has worked as a freelance research consultant on a number of practice and policy based research projects for public and third sector organisations.

Research interests

Asma’s research interests include migration, ethnic and racial inequalities in the labour market, and the study of Muslims in Britain.

In addition to working on the ‘Everyday Bordering’ in the UK Project with Dr Julie Walsh (PI), Asma worked on  the Religious Nurture in Muslims Families Project and the Social Cohesion and Civil Law Project, (Cardiff University) both funded by the AHRC/ESRC Religion and Society Research Programme.

Asma holds an honorary fellowship at the Centre for the Study of Islam in the UK at Cardiff University, and is a member of the executive committee for the Muslims in Britain Research Network.