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Dr Fazila Bhimji

Senior Lecturer
School of Social Work, Care and Community

Dr. Fazila Bhimji teaches across a range of subjects for our community leadership team. With particular expertise in Migration, Activism, and Diasporic Communities, Fazila's scholarship has led to collaborative projects with empowering and decolonial radio and media projects as well as various activist groups in Berlin, Germany. Fazila is also the Co-Chair of the Race, Equality Network (REN), the stream lead within the centre of Migration, Diaspora and Exile (MiDEx), and an active member of the Institute of Citizenship, Society and Change (ICSC). Fazila also supervises postgraduate students in the area of Race and Equality.

Fazila has published widely in the area of migration and diasporic studies in journals such as Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies, Citizenship Studies and Gender Place and Culture. She is the author of two monographs, 'British Asian Muslim Women, Multiple Spatialities and Cosmopolitanism' (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2012), which was written with the help of a British Academy research grant and 'Border Regimes, Racialisation Process and Resistance in Germany: An Ethnographic Study of Protest and Solidarity (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2020) which was written with the help of ICSC corn seed funding.

Fazila received her PhD in 2002 in Applied Linguistics from the University of California Los Angeles. Her PhD work focused on the verbal interactions and socialization processes between Mexican-American working class caregivers and their children and illustrated the richness and linguistic diversity within Mexican-American families residing in Los Angeles. She joined UCLan in the year 2004 and taught in the area of Linguistics, Film and Media Studies. Upon closure of the subject area of Film, Media and Popular Culture, she was redeployed to teach in Community Leadership.

Modules Taught

  • VO4004 - Women and Community Leadership
  • VO1019 - Community Action
  • VO1021 - Social Injustice
  • VO3012 - Leading a Community Research Project
  • VO3017 - International Impact through Practice
  • Migration
  • Activism
  • Neocolonialism
  • Germany-West Africa