Panel discussant, ‘Dara’ (National Theatre London/Ayoka Theatre Pakistan) screened at the University of Sheffield, UK, February 20, 2017.
‘Ethical issues in researching Muslim women’s voices online’, Research Day, Theology and Religious Studies, University of Leeds, UK, Jan 25, 2015.
‘Sisterhood, new media, and empowerment – Muslim women’s online interpretations of Islamic texts’, Gender, Cyber and Digital Ethnography in a Globalised World Seminar Series, International Gender Studies Centre, University of Oxford, UK, Oct 16, 2012.
CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION (RECENT)
‘Videoconferencing as a Tool Facilitating Feminist Interviews with Muslim Women who Wear the Niqab’, American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, November 17-21, 2017.
‘Identity and experiences of women who choose to wear the niqab (the Islamic face veil) in the UK’, American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, November 17-21, 2017.
‘Narrating ‘safe’ and ‘unsafe’ places: oral histories of niqab wearing in the UK’, Oral History Society Annual Conference: Remembering beliefs – the shifting worlds
of religion and faith in secular society, Leeds Trinity University, July 14-15, 2017.
‘Women-led mosques in the UK, the USA and Denmark as spaces of women’s citizenship – a comparative online study’, British Association for Islamic Studies Conference, University of Chester, UK, April 11-13, 2017.
‘Face-Veiled Women, Violence, and Islamophobia in the UK’, FWSA Biennial Conference: Everyday Encounters with Violence: Critical Feminist Perspectives, University of Leeds, UK, Sept 9-11, 2015.
‘To wear or not to wear the niqab? Discussions of recently converted Muslim women in the West’, 21 World Congress of the International Association for the History of Religions, University of Erfurt, Germany, Aug 23-29, 2015.
‘Insider-outsider continuum matters: A non-Muslim woman’s research with Muslim women who wear the niqab’, British Association for Islamic Studies conference, University of London, UK, Apr 13-15, 2015.
‘Videoconferencing as a tool facilitating feminist interviews with Muslim women who wear the niqab’, British Association for the Study of Religions Conference, Open University, Milton Keynes, UK, Sep 4, 2014.
‘Normalising the niqab: constructions of the niqab in British niqabis’ online interactions with readers and viewers on photo-sharing websites’, International Society for Media, Religion and Culture Conference, Canterbury University, UK, Aug 4, 2014.
‘For the love of God: British niqabis’ religious and social identities’, British Association for Islamic Studies Inaugural Conference, University of London, UK, Apr 11, 2014.
‘Experiences of Access to Higher Education students in England in the context of changing educational policies’ (with H. Busher, N. James, and A. Palmer), European Society for Research on Education of Adults/network Access, Learning Careers and Identities, Linköping University, Sweden, November 28 – 30, 2013.
‘Gendered experiences of studying on Access courses to Higher Education’ (with H. Busher, N. James, and A. Palmer), Education and Learning: Sociological Perspectives, University of Surrey, September 25, 2013.
‘Agency and future life trajectories in accounts of access to higher education students in the United Kingdom’ (with H. Busher, N. James, and A. Palmer), European Society for Research on Education of Adults, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany, Sep 4-7, 2013.
‘Ethical challenges in researching Muslim women’s closed religious newsgroups’, Digital Methodologies in the Sociology of Religion, University of Derby, UK, Nov 27, 2012.
‘Women’s empowerment through grassroots-based interpretations of Islamic sources in virtual spaces’, Muslim Women ad Authority in Islam conference, University of Boston, USA, Mar 8, 2012.
‘Young LGBTIQ People Who Self-harm: the Online Research Perspective’, the ‘Gender’ stream of the British Medical Sociology conference, University of Chester, UK, Sep 14-16, 2011.