Geographies of Muslim women and the UK cultural and creative economy

Project Details


This Fellowship looks at the role and contribution of British Muslim women in the cultural and creative industries, with focus on their engagement and leadership in i) digital media, ii) fashion, and iii) visual arts. Overall it provides an assessment on the interplay of faith and gender as social markers that impact upon pathways into and performance of cultural labour, which has received little attention. In so doing, it will develop innovative research on Muslim women and creative labour, and evaluate whether religion and faith is neglected in policy and arts practice.
Effective start/end date28/09/201/03/21

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production


  • Muslim
  • Britain
  • Gender
  • Labour
  • Cultural and Creative Industries
  • Creativity
  • inequality
  • Education


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