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Dr Katya Braginskaia

Dr Katya Braginskaia

Dr Katya Braginskaia
PhD, MSc, BA

Teaching Unit Organiser

Office 2.03, 10 Priory Road
11 Priory Road,
Clifton, Bristol BS8 1TU
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+44 (0) 117 928 8040


My research interests include comparative approaches to the study of national identity and religious pluralism, minority faith activism and social cohesion, diversity and representation of refugee communities and minority interests.

I have worked at the University Bristol since 2015 on a series of research projects. I was Research Associate on Public Faith and Finance project (2015-2016), together with Therese O’Toole and examined how faith organisations from across different faith traditions are working to provide financial assistance, campaign to reform financial services and advocate alternative faith-based and ethical finance products. I was also Co-Investigator on the follow-up project funded by ESRC Impact Acceleration Account (2016).  Subsequently,  I developed a keen interest in impact activities and collaborative research and I worked as Senior Research Associate on the AHRC-funded Connected Communities project ‘Co-Creating Cities and Communities’ (2017), together with Keri Facer at the School of Education. The project focused on researching and bringing together collaborative projects between universities and communities interested in creating flourishing cities, engaged citizens and sustainable urban environment.

I co-edited sections on Public Spirit, an online forum to debate recent developments in faith and public policy, and Connected Communities event page, as well as contributed a series of blogs. From 2018, I am contributing to the UK section at EUREL, an online portal providing information and news about religion and legal affairs in Europe.

I was previously based at the University of Edinburgh, where I worked as a researcher on the ESRC-funded project ‘Radicalisation and Violence: the Russian Dimension’ and wrote my doctoral thesis entitled ‘‘Muslim Councils in Britain and Russia: challenges of cooperation and representation in contrasting institutional contexts’.


In 2018 I am convening and teaching 'Ethnic Politics', a third-year undergraduate unit and I am co-convening and teaching 'Religion, Ethnicity and Value Change', a Masters-level unit.

Previously, I taught on Comparative Politics units in University of Bristol (2017) and University of Edinburgh (2013)




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