Her research interests focus primarily on issues of race and gender, specifically exploring the role and position of South Asian women within the family and their experiences of domestic violence, divorce and the transmission of femininity. Her current research examines the impact of securitization upon Muslim families whose members are detained and convicted under the counter-terrorism legislation.
She has supervised UK and international research students whose work has included migration, ethnicity, gender and mental health, bereavement and is currently working with students examining the role of women in indigenous tribal groups, Islamophobia and political conflict.
Guru, S.(2013) Bleak future lies in wait for the families of Woolwich suspects, The Conversation
Allen, C. and Guru, S. (2012) Between Political Fad and Political Empowerment: A Critical Evaluation of the National Muslim Women’s Advisory Group (NMWAG) and Governmental Processes of Engaging Women, Sociological Research Online, 17 (3) 17
Duffy, J., Ramon, S., Guru, S., Lindsay, J., Cemlyn, S. (2012) Developing a social work curriculum on political conflict: findings from an IASSW funded project, European Journal of Social Work, DOI:10.1080/13691457.2012.757215, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13691457.2012.757215
Guru, S. (2012) Reflections on Research: Families affected by counter-terrorism in the UK, Journal of International Social Work, 55 (5) 689-703.
Guru. S. (2012) Migration and Refugees, Curriculum Guide for Social Work, produced in partnership to support curriculum development in initial social work education. The College of Social Work.
Guru, S. (accepted for publication 2012) Under Siege: Families of Counter-terrorism, British Journal of Social Work, 42 (6):1151-1173.
Guru, S. (2010) Social Work and the ‘War on Terror’, British Journal of Social Work, 40(1): 272-289.
Guru, S. (2009) Divorce Obstacles & Opportunities. The Sociological Review, 57:2.
Guru, S. (2006) Working with Asian Perpetrators of Domestic Violence — The British Experience, Practice, Vol. 18, No, 3.
Guru, S. (2003) Transmission and Transformation of Asian Femininity in Everyday Life, (2003) Everyday Cultures Working Papers, National Everyday Cultures Programme, Open University, Everyday Culture Programme.