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Luís Pais Bernardo

is a research officer at the Center for Africa, Asia and Latin-America Studies of the Lisbon School of Economics and Management. He holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. His research interests include the comparative-historical study of State-religion relations, the politics of secularity and the organizational management of religious diversity.

Des Delaney

holds a Ph.D. from the School of Law and Government, Dublin City University (DCU). His research interests are in the synthesis of philosophy and empirical sociology, particularly in relation to recognition, power, social struggle, and integration issues.

Venetia Evergeti

is a Lecturer at the University of Surrey. Her research interests are situated within ethnic and migration studies and include religious identity and practice of migrant and indigenous Islam in Europe, ethnicity and identity, transnational family responsibilities, and prejudice and social exclusion. She has carried out comparative and multi-sited ethnographic studies on Muslim communities in Greece and the UK and has published journal articles and book chapters on representations of Muslim identities in Britain (Ethnic and Racial Studies, 2010), notions of home and belonging in Greek migrant communities in London (2006, 2008), negotiating transnational caring responsibilities (2011), and spatial expressions of Muslim identity in Greece (Social and Cultural Geography, 2014). She has also edited a Special Issue on Social Capital, Migration and Transnational Families for Ethnic and Racial Studies (2006).

Panos Hatziprokopiou

is Assistant Professor at the Department of Spatial Planning & Development, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. His areas of interest are migration; immigrants’ settlement and incorporation; diversity, difference, space and place in the metropolis. He has studied religious identity and practice among indigenous and immigrant Muslims in Athens, Greece. His has written extensively on aspects of the above, and his publications include Globalisation, Migration and Socio-Economic Change in Contemporary Greece: Processes of Social Incorporation of Balkan Immigrants in Thessaloniki (University of Amsterdam Press, 2006).

Marko Juntunen

is University Lecturer in Arabic and Islamic Studies, Department of World Cultures, University of Helsinki, Finland. His research interests include social, political and cultural aspects of mobility, gender relations and Muslim diasporas in Europe, Iraq and Morocco. His recent publications include ‘Constructing Mobile Lifestyles Between Europe and Africa’ (Migration in the Western Mediterranean: Space, Mobility and Borders, eds. Bernes, Bousetta and Zikgraf, Routledge, 2017).

Adil Hussain Khan

is Associate Professor of Islamic Studies at Loyola University New Orleans. He holds a Ph.D. from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. He has conducted postdoctoral research on aspects of Islam in Europe at University College Cork, Ireland. He is the author of From Sufism to Ahmadiyya: A Muslim Minority Movement in South Asia (Indiana University Press, 2015). His research interests include sectarianism, orthodoxy, and Muslim identity. He is also interested in questions of authority and aspects of Islam’s intellectual tradition.

Susana Lavado

holds a Ph.D. in social psychology from the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lisbon, with a thesis focused on how prejudice and discrimination are perpetuated by the majority groups. Her research interests mainly focus on justifications that perpetuate bias and inequality. Currently, she is a post-doctoral researcher at the Nova School of Business and Economics, where she investigates the application of artificial intelligence tools in public administration. Before, she worked as a researcher in international comparative surveys such as the European Social Survey.

José Mapril

holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon, with a thesis on Transnationalism and Islam among the Bangladeshis in Lisbon. Currently, he is an assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa and a senior researcher at CRIA, FCSH-UNL, where he is developing a project on re-migration, life course and future among Bangladeshis in Europe. He is also part of the HERA project ‘The Heritagization of Religion and Heritage of Contemporary Europe’, developing research on heritage-making and the place of Islam in Lisbon. He is a member of the editorial committee of the South Asia Multidisciplinary Academic Journal (SAMAJ) and of the advisory council of the European Association of South Asia Studies (EASAS). Since the end of 2018, José is the coordinator of the executive committee of CRIA. Some of his latest publications include Secularisms in a Post Secular Age: Religiosities and Subjectivities in a Comparative Perspective (with Erin Wilson, Ruy Blanes and Emerson Giumbelli, Oxford: Palgrave, 2017) and Death on the Move: Managing Narratives, Silences and Constraints in a Transnational Perspective (with Philip Havick and Clara Saraiva, Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2018).

Tuomas Martikainen

is director of the Migration Institute of Finland. His areas of interest include religion, migration and consumer society. His publications include Immigrant Religions in Local Society (Åbo Akademi University Press, 2004) and Religion, Migration, Settlement (Brill, 2013).

Jennifer McGarrigle

hold a Ph.D. from the Department of Urban Studies, University of Glasgow and is a researcher at the Centre for Geographical Studies (IGOT) at the University of Lisbon. Her research interests include religion and space, migration, immigrant integration and urban transformations. McGarrigle is currently leading a project on the socio-spatial integration of Lisbon’s religious minorities: residential patterns, choice and neighbourhood dynamics. Her publications include Understanding Processes of Ethnic Concentration and Dispersal: South Asian Residential Preferences in Glasgow (University of Amsterdam Press, 2010).

Tuula Sakaranaho

is Professor of the Study of Religion and Vice-Dean at the Faculty of Theology, University of Helsinki. She has published extensively on methodological issues in the study of religions and on Muslims in contemporary society. She is the author of Religious Freedom, Multiculturalism, Islam: Cross-reading Finland and Ireland (Brill, 2006), co-author of Islam in Ireland: Past and Present (Edinburgh University Press, 2015), and guest editor of the Journal of Religion in Europe (8/2015) on the governance of transnational Islam.

Stacey Scriver

is a Lecturer in Global Women’s Studies, School of Political Science and Sociology at NUI Galway, and Director of the MA Gender, Globalisation and Rights. Her research interests are in the intersections of gender and political and national identity. She has published in numerous journals, including Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society, Journal of Power, Organization, and Journal of Business Ethics. She is the editor (with Niamh Reilly) of Religion, Gender and the Public Sphere (Routledge, 2013).

Yafa Shanneik

is Lecturer in Islamic Studies at the University of Birmingham. She researches the dynamics and trajectories of gender in Islam within the context of contemporary diasporic and transnational Muslim women’s spaces. She works on Sunni and Shia women communities in Europe and their transnational links to the Middle East. She also has a particular research interest in the authority and leadership of Muslim women and the changing nature of women’s participation in religious practices in Europe and the Middle East. She has published several articles on gender and Islam and migrant identities in Europe, such as: ‘Remembering Karbala in the Diaspora: Religious Rituals among Iraqi Shii Women in Ireland’ (Religion, 2015) and ‘Religion and Diasporic Dwelling: Algerian Muslim Women in Ireland’ (Religion and Gender, 2012). She also has a particular research interest on Muslim marriage practices in diasporic spaces: ‘Shia Marriage Practices: Karbala as lieux de mémoire in London’ Social Sciences. Special issue: Understanding Muslim Mobilities and Gender, 6 (3): Accessible via:

Nina Clara Tiesler

is a research fellow and senior lecturer at the Institute of Sociology of the Leibniz University of Hannover (Germany), and associated researcher at the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lisbon (Portugal). She holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Studies of Religion and a venia legendi for Sociology and Cultural Anthropology. Her areas of interest are social theory, sociology and anthropology with special emphasis on migration-related phenomena and the genesis of ethnicities. Her publications include Muslims in Europe: Religion and Identity Politics in New Societal Settings (in German, Lit-Verlag, 2006; updated in Portuguese, ICS, 2011) and Islam in Portuguese Speaking Areas (edited special issue of Lusotopie, 2007).​

Marja Tiilikainen

is Senior Researcher at the Migration Institute of Finland. Her research has focused on issues such as everyday lived religion, cultural dimensions of health, illness and healing, experiences of migrant women, and transnational families. In particular, she has studied Somali diasporic communities and conducted ethnographic research in Finland, Canada and Somalia. Her publications include ‘Wellbeing of Transnational Muslim Families: Marriage, Law and Gender’ (co-edited by Tiilikainen, Al-Sharmani and Mustasaari, Routledge, 2019) and ‘Illness, Healing and Everyday Islam: Transnational Lives of Somali Migrant Women’ (Everyday Lived Islam in Europe, eds. Dessing et al., Ashgate, 2013).

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