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The Idea, Context, Framing and Realities of ‘sikh Radicalisation’ in Britain

Tuesday
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10
April
2018
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About the Presentation: “Dr. Jasjit Singh will talk about his recent research project which examined the idea, context, framing and realities of ‘Sikh radicalisation in Britain’ following media reports about this issue in 2015. Dr Singh gathered evidence by interviewing self-identifying Sikh activists and by analysing historic and contemporary media sources, academic literature, social media and online discussion forums. He also conducted a series of community consultations on the emerging findings which fed in to the final report. Dr Singh requests that those signing up for the webinar familiarise themselves with the Executive Summary and Full report before the webinar. The links to these are in the following Press Release and are free to download: https://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4136/understanding_sikh_activism_in_britain” About the Presenter: “Dr Jasjit Singh is a Research Fellow in Religious and Cultural Transmission based at the University of Leeds. His research examines religious identity and processes of religious and cultural transmission among British South Asians with a focus on British Sikhs. Having completed his PhD which examined processes of religious transmission among 18-30 year old British Sikhs, Dr Singh has successfully undertaken a number of research projects. He has an emerging track record in publications including peer-reviewed journals and edited collections and is regularly invited to appear on media including mainstream British media (BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 4, BBC Asian Network) and Sikh media (Sikh Channel, Akaal Channel). He is a visiting fellow at the Faiths & Civil Society Unit at Goldsmiths University of London and is a member of a number of academic networks. Further details are available here: https://arts.leeds.ac.uk/jasjitsingh” http://www.sikhri.org

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Jasjit Singh

Researcher in Religious and Cultural Transmission, University of Leeds

Jasjit Singh is an Associate Professor based at the University of Leeds. His research examines religion in society with a particular focus on religious identity and processes of religious and cultural transmission among Sikhs in Diaspora. 

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