Ms Fouzia Azzouz

Ms Fouzia Azzouz

Ms Fouzia Azzouz
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School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies

Muslim marriage and divorce practices in Britain: Avenues for regulation

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PhD candidate in Politics.


MA in English Language, Literature and Civilization (University of Algiers 2)

BA in Anglo-Saxon Studies (University of Algiers 2)

Current Research:

Supervised by Prof. Tariq Modood and Dr. Siobhan McAndrew.

My research project explores the accommodation and integration of British Muslim communities through a theoretically-informed empirical analysis of Islamic marriage and divorce practices in Britain. The research will investigate the attitudes and perceptions of British Muslims towards different pressures and proposals for reform emanating from the government and from public and academic debates about  unregistered Islamic marriages and Sharia councils. This study aims to address the lack of attention in the literature to top-down and bottom-up pressures for reform as an approach/ mode of integration and provide a space for Muslim communities to articulate their own views and attitudes on these and the kind of change and improvement they would like to witness with regards to the practices of imams, mosques, and Sharia councils. I also seek to contextualise such issues in relation to broader discussions about accommodation and integration, modes of secularism, and the place of religion in societies characterised by ethno-religious diversity.







Undergraduate Unit: Social Identities and Divisions.

Fields of interest

British Muslims; multiculturalism; secularism; ethno-religious diversity; Muslim marriage and divorce; Sharia councils; Family law.

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