Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
‘What role does the niqab play in UK niqab-wearers’ religious and social identity formation?’ Women: A Cultural Review, special issue ‘Religion and Gender’, ed. by Mary Evans, forthcoming
‘Normalising the niqab: constructions of the niqab in British niqabis’ online interactions with readers and viewers on photo-sharing websites’, New Media & Society, (special issue ‘Critical Methods and Theoretical Lens in Studies of New Media and Religion’, ed.by Mia Lövheim and Heidi Campbell), vol. 19, no. 1, 2016. See full text on ResearchGate
‘Explaining Self-Harm: Youth Cybertalk and Marginalized Sexualities and Genders’, Youth and Society, vol. 47, no. 6, 2015 (with E. McDermott and K. Roen) See full text on Academia.edu
‘Online Islamic spaces as communities of practice for female Muslim converts who wear the niqab’. Hawwa: Journal of Women of the Middle East and the Islamic World, special issue ‘Muslim Women’s Digital Geographies’, ed. by Anna Piela, vol. 13, no.3. See full text on ResearchGate
‘On Reflection: Mature Students’ Views of Teaching and Learning on Access to Higher Education Courses’ International Studies in Sociology of Education, OnlineFirst, doi: 10.1080/09620214.2015.1083405, 2015 (with H. Busher and N. James) See full text on TandfOnline
‘I always wanted to do second chance learning’: Identities and experiences of tutors on Access to HE courses’, Research in Post-Compulsory Education, vol. 2, no.2, 2015 (with H. Busher, and N. James) See full text on TandfOnline
‘Transforming marginalised adult learners’ views of themselves: Access courses, British Journal for Sociology of Education, vol. 35, no. 5, 2014 (with H. Busher, N. James, and A. Palmer) See full text here
‘”I am just doing my bit to promote modesty’: Niqabis’ self-portraits on photo-sharing websites’”, Feminist Media Studies, special issue ‘From Veiling to Blogging: Women and Media in the Middle East’, ed. by Nahed Eltantawy, vol. 13, no. 5, 2013. See full text on Academia.edu
‘“Women are believers in their own right”: One woman’s challenge to dominant discourses shaping gender relations in Islam’, The Muslim World special issue ‘Muslim Women and the Challenge of Authority’, ed. by Juliane Hammer and Riem Spielhaus, vol. 103, no. 3, 2013. See full text here
‘Hard-to-reach youth online: Methodological advances in self-harm research’, Sexuality Research and Social Policy, vol. 10, no. 2, 2013 (with E. McDermott and K. Roen) See full text on ResearchGate
‘Piety as a Concept Underpinning Muslim Women’s Online Discussions of Marriage and Professional Career, Contemporary Islam, vol. 5, no. 3, 2011. See full text on Academia.edu
‘Religion, Aesthetics and Self-Presentation: Profiles of Young Women on Islamic Matchmaking Websites’ (open access link). CyberOrient, vol. 5, no.1, 2011.
‘Muslim Women’s Online Discussions of Gender Relations in Islam’, Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, vol. 30, no. 3, 2010. See full text on ResearchGate
‘Challenging Stereotypes: Self-representation in Muslim Women’s Creative Work Online’, (open access link) Online: Heidelberg Journal of Religions on the Internet, vol. 4, no. 1, 2010.