Dr Daniel Nilsson DeHanas

Dr Daniel Nilsson DeHanas

Dr Daniel Nilsson DeHanas
Research Fellow in Sociology, Politics and International Studies

1.10, 3 Priory Road,
11 Priory Road, Clifton, Bristol
BS8 1TU
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d.dehanas@bristol.ac.uk

Telephone Number (0117) 331 0919

School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies

Personal profile

Fulbright Research Fellow at the University of Tampere, Finland, 2002-2003; Research Associate with the National Study of Youth & Religion at UNC-Chapel Hill, 2003-2007; Visiting Research Fellow in Politics at SOAS, University of London, Jun-Dec 2009.  Research Associate at Bristol, July 2010-Dec 2012. 

From January 2013, Research Fellow at the University of Kent and Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Bristol.

Research

Dan Nilsson DeHanas was the full-time Research Associate with the Muslim Participation in Contemporary Governance (MPCG) Project, funded by the AHRC/ESRC Religion & Society programme, working on the project team with Dr Therese O’Toole (PI), Professor Tariq Modood, Dr Nasar Meer, and Dr Stephen Jones.  The project investigates current British Government strategies that directly relate to British Muslims as well as the participation of Muslim civil society actors at both national and local levels.  Research for the project has included policy analysis, national interviews and local area case studies in Birmingham, Leicester and Tower Hamlets, East London.

More information on the MPCG research can be found on the project website.  The project report Taking Part: Muslim Participation in Contemporary Governance was released in January 2013 and is available online.  The MPCG team continues to collaborate on further publications and dissemination.

Prior to joining Bristol, Dan completed an in-depth comparative study of ethnic minority youth and the role of religion in their political participation.  His research focussed on second generation youth (the children of immigrants) of Bangladeshi origin in East London and Jamaican origin in Brixton, London.  The study was comprised of ethnographic observation in Bangladeshi mosques, Jamaican churches, local streets, and political activism events as well as in-depth interviews with 18 to 25 year-olds and with community leaders.  Dan found substantial qualitative differences between the comparison groups in their modes of political participation and activism and is continuing to publish on the research results.  Beyond his main strands of research on religion and political participation, Dan also has research interests in media, urban ethnography, contentious politics, and research design.

From January 2013, Dan has joined the University of Kent as a Research Fellow in the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research.  He remains affiliated with the Centre for Ethnicity and Citizenship at the University of Bristol as an honorary research fellow and continues to collaborate with the MPCG team on publications and dissemination.  The MPCG team successfully bid for follow-on grant funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council, and in May 2013 will be launching Public Spirit, a new online public forum for 'Spirited debate on faith and public policy.'




Latest publications

  1. O'Toole, T, DeHanas, DN, Modood, T, Meer, N & Jones, SH 2013, ‘Taking Part: Muslim Participation in Contemporary Governance’. University of Bristol
  2. DeHanas, DN, O'Toole, T & Meer, N 2013, ‘Faith and Muslims in Public Policy’. in: Faith With its Sleeves Rolled Up. FaithAction, London
  3. O'Toole, T, DeHanas, DNN & Modood, T 2012, ‘Balancing tolerance, security and Muslim engagement in the United Kingdom: the impact of the ‘Prevent’ agenda’. Critical Studies on Terrorism, vol 5., pp. 373-389
  4. O'Toole, T, Jones, SH & DeHanas, DN 2012, ‘The New Prevent: Will it Work? Can it Work?’. Arches Quarterly, vol 5., pp. 56-62
  5. O'Toole, T, DeHanas, DN & Modood, T 2012, ‘‘Balancing tolerance, security and Muslim engagement in the United Kingdom: the impact of the ‘Prevent’ Agenda’’. Critical Studies on Terrorism, vol 5., pp. 373

Full publications list in the University of Bristol publications system

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