Dr Leah Bassel

Associate Professor: School of Media, Communication and SociologyLeah Bassel

BA and MA (McGill), DPhil (Oxon), ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowship (Oxford)

Room: Attenborough Tower 503
Tel: +44 (0)116 252 2730 (direct line)
Email: lb235@le.ac.uk

Leah joined the department of Sociology in 2011 as New Blood Lecturer in Sociology.

She was previously lecturer in Sociology at City University London (2008-11) and held Postdoctoral Research Fellowships at the Refugee Studies Centre/Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford funded by the ESRC and with the Group for the Study of Ethnicity, Racism, Migration and Exclusion at the Institute of Sociology, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium.

She completed her DPhil From Refugee Woman to Citizen: The Politics of Integration in France and Canada at the University of Oxford where she was a Commonwealth Scholar. She also holds a B.A. and M.A. from McGill University, Canada, in Political Science.

Before studying at Oxford Leah was an emergency outreach worker in Paris where she provided humanitarian assistance to asylum seekers, and initiated and organised a circus camp project for refugee youth that then became an annual event.

Leah's migration work focuses on gender and migration, particularly the politics of refugee women's integration. She has examined these questions by juxtaposing highly mediatized debates over issues such as the headscarf and religious arbitration with the experiences of Muslim migrant women.

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