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Dr Santokh Singh Gill joined the University of Huddersfield in July 2008 as a senior lecturer, combining teaching with research activity. He graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University with degree in Social Sciences in 1997. His particular interest in the area of race and ethnicity prompted him to undertake a Masters degree in Race and Ethnic Relations at the University of Warwick, where he received ESRC funding. He went on to complete his PhD thesis in the area of sociology at the University of Derby, examining British born Sikhs and masculinity.

Santokh has previously worked as a Researcher and Lecturer at Staffordshire University, working on various projects including research with refugees, older adults, volunteers and vulnerable families. In 2005, he joined the Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Culture (C- SEC) at the University of Birmingham as a Research Fellow. At Birmingham, Santokh was involved in research exploring the political interests and engagements of Black and minority ethnic young people. He was also the lead researcher and principle investigator on a Joseph Rowntree Foundation funded project aimed at engaging hard to reach young British Muslim men of Pakistani origin in Bradford.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • South Asian masculinities
  • Race/ethnicity and processes of racialisation
  • Community cohesion
  • BME young people
  • Community engagement through arts and creative media technologies

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group cohesion Social Sciences
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gender relations Social Sciences
narrative Social Sciences
equality Social Sciences

Research Output 2008 2018

empirical research
3 Citations (Scopus)

So people know I'm a Sikh: Narratives of Sikh masculinities in contemporary Britain

Gill, S. S., 1 Jul 2014, In : Culture and Religion. 15, 3, p. 334-353 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

ethnic relations
gender relations
group cohesion
multicultural society

The UK’s ad hoc Multiculturalism and the Rise of Britishness.

Gifford, C., Halsall, J. & Gill, S., 2013, Diversity, Intercultural Encounters, and Education. Routledge

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Open Access
teaching practice