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Dr Saima NasarPhd (Birm.), MA (Birm.), BA (Hons)

Lecturerin the History of Africa and its Diasporas

Saima Nasar

Dr Saima NasarPhd (Birm.), MA (Birm.), BA (Hons)

Lecturerin the History of Africa and its Diasporas

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Contact details:

Office: 1.4, 26/27 St Michael's Park


Phone: 0117 331 7001

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I am a social and cultural historian who works on race, empire and immigration. Committed to multi-archival and interdisciplinary research, my previous and future work contributes to developing comparative and interdisciplinary approaches in the fields of Modern British History, Migration Studies, and Imperial History. My first book examines the transnational trajectories of Britain’s East African Asian population. I have also worked on the history of trauma in relation to post-war Irish diasporic communities. My future research focuses on welfare imperialism.

I am reviews and special issues editor of ‘Immigrants & Minorities: Historical Studies in Ethnicity, Migration and Diaspora’.


I teach across our undergraduate and postgraduate taught programs, from our first year 'Introduction to British Empire', and our second year 'Rethinking History' and 'Postcolonial Africa' units, to our MA unit on 'Theories of the History of Colonialism'. My past and current teaching has included African history, the making of the contemporary world, inter-war British history, making multiculturalism in Britain, research methods and African American history.  I also supervise a range of dissertation projects. 


Postgraduate Supervision

I am currently supervising a doctoral project on colonial violence. Please feel free to get in touch about projects relating to race, empire, and immigration.  



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Postal address:
13-15 Woodland Road
United Kingdom