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Dr Mehreen Mirza

Acting Head of Institute of Humanities & Creative Arts

Institute of Humanities

Contact Details

email: m.mirza@worc.ac.uk

tel: 01905 85 5355

Mehreen Mirza’s teaching and research interests range widely. She co-edited a collection on Teaching Gender and Sexualities in the Twenty-first Century in 2011 published by C-SAP (the Higher Education Academy’s Subject Centre for Sociology, Anthropology & Politics) and, more recently, has completed two chapters on the representation of gender in Kays Catalogue to be published later this year in Gender Construction in Kays Catalogues: 1920 to the New Millennium. She is currently working with colleagues on learning and teaching projects on a cross-institutional basis.

While Mehreen teaches a variety of undergraduate modules, she is responsible for specialist modules in ‘race’/ethnicity, consumption, education and research methods. In recent years she has supervised undergraduate and Masters students studying a range of subjects including, for example, provision for homeless minority ethnic people, representations of asylum-seekers in state and media discourses, and the underachievement of particular social groups within the English education system. Additionally, she is supervising MPhil/PhD students researching issues related to gender, ethnicity, education and identity more broadly.

Mehreen is the co-editor of the Worcester Journal of Learning and Teaching. More information about the journal can be found here. She is also the Subject Leader for Sociology.

Teaching & Research

Teaching & Research

Specialist Teaching Areas

Sociology of ‘race’; ethnicity; gender; education; and qualitative research methods

Specialist Research Areas

Sociology of ‘race’/ethnicity, gender, consumption and education

Professional Bodies

Professional Bodies

British Sociological Association Convener of Sexual Divisions Study Group

C-SAP (Subject Centre for Sociology, Anthropology & Politics) Member of the Sociology Reference Group (2004-2006)

Vice-Chair of the Sociology Reference Group

Member of the Advisory Group (Steering Group) of C-SAP

Convener of the joint BSA/C-SAP Gender and Sexualities Learning and Teaching Group

Publications

Publications

Mirza, M. and Mitra, B. (Forthcoming) The Construction of feminine and masculine gender identities through advertising in Kays Catalogue (1920-2000) in B. Mitra and R. Johnson (Eds.) Gender Construction in Kays Catalogues: 1920 to the New Millennium, Cambridge: Cambridge Academic Ltd.

Mitra, B. and Mirza, M. (Forthcoming) The construction of childhood gender identity through advertising in Kays Catalogue (1920-2000) in B. Mitra and R. Johnson (Eds.) Gender Construction in Kays Catalogues: 1920 to the New Millennium, Cambridge: Cambridge Academic Ltd

Mirza, M. & Mitra, B. (2013) ‘Curriculum 2013: Two Subject Leaders Reflect on the Process’, Worcester Journal of Learning & Teaching, Issue 8, pp. 57-62, July

Mirza, M. and Hussey, D. (eds.) (2011) Teaching Gender and Sexualities in the Twenty-First Century, Birmingham: C-SAP/HEA

Mirza, M. (2011) ‘Gendered Patterns of Degree Attainment in the Social Sciences: Final Report’, British Sociological Association Annual Conference, London School of Economics, (with A. Gruszczynska & H. Howard)

Mirza, M. (2010) Gendered Patterns of Attainment in the Social Sciences: Interim Report (with Dr A. Gruszczynska, C-SAP) Birmingham: HEA/C-SAP

Mirza, M. (2010) ‘Dilutions of Ethnography: Ethnography “Lite” ', British Sociological Association Annual Conference, Glasgow Caledonian University (with Dr B. Mitra)

Mirza, M. (2008) Report for West Mercia Constabulary ‘Exploring Reasons for Unequal Representation of Complaints against Police Officers between WMC Divisions’ (with Dr Francis-Smythe, UW)

Mirza, M. (2004) Report for Lancashire County Council Education Authority on the Achievement of Boys of South Asian Heritage at Key Stages One and Two in the County of Lancashire (with Dr Heywood-Everett, UCLAN)

M. Mirza (1998) ‘Same voices, same lives?: Revisiting Black feminist standpoint epistemology’ in P. Connolly & B. Troyna (eds.) Researching ‘Race’ in Educational Settings: Politics, theory and practice, Buckingham: Open University

Mirza, M. (1995) ‘Some ethical dilemmas in fieldwork: feminist and anti-racist methodologies’ in M. Griffiths & B. Troyna (eds.) Antiracism, Culture and Social Justice, Stoke-on-Trent: Trentham

External Responsibilities

External Responsibilities

2009-2014 University of Northampton BA (Hons) Sociology

2006-2010 Bath Spa University BSc (Hons) Sociology