Digital British Islam

Project Summary

This is the web page for the ESRC funded Digital British Islam project (grant number ES/W002175/1).

The three-year project, entitled ‘Digital British Islam: How do Cyber Islamic Environments impact everyday life?’, is an innovative multi-institution project led by Professor Gary R. Bunt (University of Wales Trinity Saint David). 

As the Principal Investigator, Professor Bunt is working in collaboration with Co-Investigator Dr Sariya Cheruvallil-Contractor (Coventry University) and Co-Investigator Professor Frédéric Volpi (University of Edinburgh). The team also includes two research fellows, Dr Khadijah Elshayyal and Dr Sadek Hamid, along with two Post-Doctoral Research Assistants (to be appointed). 

The Economic and Social Research Council awarded a grant valued at £804,000 for the three-year project which began in May 2022.  More details can be found in the UWTSD Press Release.

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Note: this is an introductory page for the project. A full site linking to research findings and outputs will be put online in due course.

Post-Doctoral Researcher position

The Postdoctoral Research Assistant (PDRA) will work with Project Co-Investigator Dr Sariya Cheruvallil-Contractor on the qualitative and quantitative aspects of the research. They will support Co-I Cheruvallil-Contractor in designing, implementing and analysing a survey that compares and contrasts how young British Muslims use the internet as compared to young people from other backgrounds and also in collecting the participant diaries. Ideally the PDRA will have experience in survey design, implementation and analysis using SPSS. They will also support the development and implementation of a qualitative data collection tool based on the solicited diary method, aimed at recording participant’s candid thoughts about their internet usage. Link

Meet the Team

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  • Professor Gary R. Bunt
    Professor Gary R. Bunt
  • Dr Sariya Cheruvallil-Contractor
    Dr Sariya Cheruvallil-Contractor
  • Professor Frédéric Volpi
    Professor Frédéric Volpi
  • Dr Sadek Hamid
    Dr Sadek Hamid
  • Khadijah Elshayyal
    Dr Khadijah Elshayyal