Faculty Profile

Dr Abeeda Qureshi

Assistant Professor

School of Social Sciences and Humanities

Department of Political Science and International Relations

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Dr Abeeda Qureshi joined the Department of Political Science at the University of Management and Technology (UMT) in December 2016 as an Assistant Professor.Before joining UMT, she worked as a PhD Tutor at the Brilliant Club and Advocacy Academy in London. During her PhD at the University of Nottingham, she was given the opportunity to teach several courses at undergraduate level. Abeeda has also served as Secretary/Coordinator for‘Society Outreach’ (NGO)London and hasorganised conferences on different social, political and human rights issues at the House of Lords, UK.Previously, Abeeda also worked as a senior teacher of Pakistan Studies and History at the Divisional Public School and Intermediate College, Lahore.


Abeeda took her PhD at the University of Nottingham in August 2016. She wrote her PhD thesis on: From Multiculturalism to Integration: The Role of Muslim Women in the Implementation ofEthno-Religious Minority Policies in the UK (2001-2014). Currently, she is working on two journal articles from her PhD thesis:An Analysis of Post-2001 Policies of the United Kingdom and the Role of Muslim Women: A Case Study in Luton (2001-2014) and ‘Representation Claims’ of Muslim Women Activists: Authenticity or Authorization?Her work has beenpresented at a number of international conferences organized at the University of Nottingham andat the British Political Forum at the University of Nottingham.Abeeda completed her M. A in International Relations at the University of Westminster, London and herM.Phil and M.A. in Political Science at the Government College University, Lahore.


Abeeda has been teaching for the last 15 years, covering Political Theory from Ancient to Modern, Power and the State, Comparative Politics, and Social and Global Justice at under-graduate level at the University of Nottingham, UK. She also taughtat GCSC level: British History, in the UK, and Pakistan Studies in Pakistan. 


Her research interests lie in Public Policy, British Contemporary Politics, Minority Politics, Gender, Multiculturalism, American Foreign Policy and South Asia. Generally, the research she undertakes applies qualitative methods; however, Abeeda also has a good understanding of quantitative methods. The research courses undertook at the University of Nottingham include:  Planning Your Research, Research Design, Practice and Ethics, Foundations in Qualitative Methods, Individual and Group Interviews and Introduction to Quantitative Methods. Abeeda has also taken part in different TV debates and discussions on political and women’s issues in the UK, including the Islam Channel, to discuss issues confronting the Muslim community in the United Kingdom.

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