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Contact Details

Room: NW922G
Phone: 0121 204 3331
Office hours: 
Wednesday 11am-1pm
Thursday 11am-1pm


Before joining Aston, Parveen was awarded a British Academy Research Fellowship for her work on politics and Islam. 
Parveen has published widely on political participation, Islam, migration and social change in journals including; the British Journal of Politics and International Relations, the Political Quarterly and European Political Science. In 2013, she published a book: 'Political Participation Amongst British Pakistani Diasporas in Multicultural Britain'.


  • DPhil (Political Science) ESRC funded, University of Birmingham 
  • MA (Distinction) Political Science Research Methods, ESRC funded, University of Birmingham
  • BA (First Class Honours) Political Science and Sociology, University of Birmingham
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Teaching Activity

Undergraduate modules

  • LP3043 – Politics and Islam
  • LP3045 – Politics and Protest in a Globalised World
  • LP2037 – Regional Politics: South Asia

Postgraduate modules

  • LPM045 – Post-migration Europe

Funding Applications and Awards


  • University of Bradford, Elections 2015 Project
    Amount: £2000
  • University of Bradford, Dean’s Grant
    Amount: £2000
  • University of Bradford, Faculty of Social Science Research grant for International Studies Association Conference, New Orleans
    Amount: £2000


  • British Academy, Participation in Elite-level Workshop at Conservative Part Conference
    Amount: £300


  • British Academy, Post-doctoral Fellowship
    Amount: £224,725


  • LUMS, Research Grant for oversees research
    Amount: £1500


  • ESRC, Post-doctoral Fellowship
    Amount: £67,492


  • EUROFOR Scholarship to present at the “From Immigration Politics to Migration Management – Changes in Migration Governance, Athens
    Amount: £1000


  • ECPR Conference Scholarship to present at the ECPR annual conference, Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary
    Amount: £500


  • Institut für Politikwissenschaft Otto-von-Guericke University of Magdeburg Travel Grant to present at the, Transforma 2 conference, Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg, Germany
    Amount: £400


  • ESRC studentship (1+3) MA and PhD, University of Birmingham, UK

Media Contributions





  • 1 hour radio show on Vienna-radio, Vienna, Theories of Political Participation
  • 1hour radio show on Unityfm, UK, Muslim Leadership in the UK


  • Member of panel on the issue of Identity Cards with Home Secretary, David Blunkett BBC Television, UK

Scholarship and fellowship

2011- 2013

  • School of Politics and International Studies, University of Bristol
    British Academy Post-doc


  • Faculty of Politics, Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan
    Visiting Researcher


  • University of Bristol
    ESRC Post-doc Fellowship


  • Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Mensche, Vienna
    Junior Koerber Scholarship (PhD fellowship) 


  • Science Po, Paris
    Visiting Researcher


  • Institute for Ethnic and Migration Studies, Amsterdam
    Visiting Researcher (ESRC funded)


  • Aalborg University, Denmark
    School for Postgraduate Interdisciplinary Research on Interculturalism and Transnationalism, (SPIRIT) scholarship

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Research Output

  • Ethnic minorities in British politics: candidate selection and clan politics in the Labour Party

    Akhtar, P. & Peace, T., 18 Aug 2019, In : Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. 45, 11, p. 1902-1918 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • The effect of territorial stigmatisation processes on ontological security: A case-study of Bradford politics

    Sullivan, P. & Akhtar, P., 1 Jan 2019, In : Political Geography. 68, p. 46-54 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Ethnicity-based bloc voting

    Akhtar, P., Jul 2017, The SAGE Encyclopedia of Political Behavior. SAGE

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    The Political Success of the British Pakistani Diaspora

    Akhtar, P., 2017, The Pakistani Diaspora : Corridors of opportunity and uncertainty . Amjad, R. (ed.).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter