Dr. Serena Hussain

Serena Hussain is a Sociologist and Human Geographer. She currently works as a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations. Her previous roles include Principal Scientist on Multiculturalism and International Migration at Charles Darwin University in Australia; and Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the School of Geography, University of Oxford, where she remained a Visiting Senior Research Associate till 2013. Before coming to Oxford in 2009 she completed an ESRC funded Research Fellowship at the University of Leeds, investigating the internal migration of ethnic groups in Britain.

Serena completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Manchester, and her PhD in Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Bristol. Her doctoral thesis, 'A Statistical Mapping of Muslims in Britain' (subsequently published as 'Muslims on the Map: A National Survey of Social Trends in Britain') was supervised by Professor Tariq Modood MBE and was the first PhD jointly funded by the Muslim Council of Britain and the Economic and Social Research Council.

  • Hussain, S. (2008) Muslims on the Map: A National Survey of Social Trends in Britain. London: IB Tauris Ltd.
  • Hussain, S., and Read, J.G. (2015) ‘Islamic schools in the United States and England: Implications for integration and social cohesion’. Social Compass 62 (4), 556-569.
  • Hussain, S. (2014) ‘Missing from the Minority Mainstream: The Pahari Speaking Diaspora in Britain’. Journal for Multilingual and Multicultural Development 36 (5), 483-497.
  • Hussain, S., and Sherif, J. (2014) ‘Minority Religions in the Census: The Case of British Muslims’. Religion 44 (3).
  • Hussain, S. (2013) Engaging with Muslims in Australia's Northern Territory. Darwin: The Northern Institute, Charles Darwin University. (http://www.dcm.nt.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0017/63044/2_Engaging_with_Muslim_in_Australias_Northern_Territory.pdf)
  • Stillwell, J., and Hussain, S. (2010) ‘Exploring the ethnic dimension of internal migration in Great Britain using migration effectiveness and spatial connectivity’. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 36 (9), 1381-1403.
  • Stillwell, J., and Hussain, S. (2010) ‘Ethnic internal migration in England and Wales: spatial analysis using a district classification framework’. In Ethnicity and Integration: Understanding Population Trends and Processes. Ed. by Stillwell, J., and Van Ham, M. Netherlands: Springer, 105-132
  • Hussain, S. (2009) ‘Muslim family formation in British life’. In Religion and Everyday Life and Culture. Ed. by Hecht, R.D., and Biondo, V.F. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO 
  • Hussain, S. (2008) ‘Counting women with faith: what quantitative data can reveal about Muslim women in 'secular' Britain’. In Women and Religion in the West: Challenging Secularization. Ed. by Aune, K., Sharma, S., and Vincett, G. Aldershot: Ashgate, 165-182.
  • Stillwell, J., Hussain, S., and Norman, P. (2008) ‘Internal migration propensities and net migration patterns of ethnic groups in Britain’. Migration Letters 5 (2), 135-150.
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