Nirmal Puwar, University of Essex

Nirmal Puwar is undertaking her PhD whilst employed as a researcher at the University of Essex in the Department of Sociology, on a project directed by Professor John Scott. The project is funded by the ESRC for a three year period from 1994 to 1997 and it is entitled New and Established Elites in Britain. The focus of the project is on the experiences of women and ethnic minority members as MPs and senior civil servants. Puwar is the sole and main researcher for the project and having done one hundred interviews with the above groups is now in the process of analyzing the transcriptions. Some preliminary analysis of the data will be presented at the BSA Annual Conference in April 1997.

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