Gargi Bhattacharyya, James Cowles, Steve Garner and Ajmal Hussain
Gargi Bhattacharyya is Professor of Sociology at Aston University. She has worked previously at the universities of Birmingham and Wolverhampton. Her recent work has focused on issues of race, sexuality, war and political disengagement. Recent publications include Dangerous Brown Men (Zed, 2008) and Ethnicities and Values in a Changing World (Ashgate, 2009).
James Cowles has a BA (Hons) in Sociology from University at the West of England (UWE) and an MSc in Social Science Research Methods from Bristol University. He has worked as an independent researcher as well as on behalf of UWE and Aston University on a number of projects. His work has informed charities, local and central government on issues relating to class, poverty, race, community and identity.
Steve Garner is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Aston University. He has published widely on racism, ethnicity and white identities in a variety of contexts. Recent publications include White Identities (with Simon Clarke, Pluto Press, 2010) and Racisms (Sage, 2009).
Ajmal Hussain is based within the Aston Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Language and Diversity and is engaged in empirical investigation of local groups and networks in inner-city Birmingham.