Katy Pal Sian

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Postal codeYO10 5DD
CountryUnited Kingdom
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  • Sociology
    University of York
    Wentworth College
    Heslington
    YO10 5DD

Phone: (01904) 324738

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Dr. Katy Pal Sian

Senior Lecturer

Research interests

The development of my research interests can be seen initially with my first monograph, Unsettling Sikh and Muslim conflict, questioning inter-ethnic/religious relations between Sikhs and Muslims and the role of colonialism and the British Empire. Subsequently my research interests have broadened to taking a global dimension; in particular I am interested in the expansion and reconfiguration of racism through Islamophobia and post-racial logics which can be seen in my co authored book, Racism, Governance and Public Policy: Beyond Human Rights. My third book, Conversations in Postcolonial Thought, is an intellectual ethnography that endeavours to illustrate how key thinkers in the field have shaped and reconfigured debates around the postcolonial across the humanities.

 My research interests specifically relate to the following areas:

  • Critical Race Theory and Postcolonial Studies
  • Critical Sikh Studies
  • Counter-terrorism, Security and Racialization
  • Islamophobia and the War on Terror
  • Inter-ethnic Relations
  • Multiculturalism, Diaspora and Migration
  • Inequality and Identity