Brown and Fregonese
The aim of this project is to explore how religious communities in multicultural cities build & experience resilience in a gendered manner. The PhD will focus on religious communities in 3 large multicultural cities: Paris, Birmingham & Beirut. The first objective is to uncover the gendered resources that religious communities draw upon to build resilient ways of life in urban environments. The second, using the same cases, is to show how resilience is experienced in gendered terms. During the project, you will develop a framework to carry out a comparative assessment; conduct fieldwork in these cities; and as a result of your findings offer a critique of existing policies for building resilience. The research builds on the expertise of Dr Katherine E Brown in religious studies who focuses on radicalisation and gender, and of Dr Sara Fregonese whose work in geography specialises in urban resilience, especially Beirut. This project offers an opportunity to work in an interdisciplinary research team, advance our understanding of resilience, and to have an impact on a key area of security policy.
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