Parveen Akhtar is a lecturer in sociology at Aston University, specialising in political participation, Islam, migration and social change. She is the author of British Muslim Politics: Examining Pakistani Biraderi Networks (Palgrave, 2013), and has published articles in the British Journal of Politics and International Relations, the Political Quarterly and European Political Science.
Is there a connection between Muslim 'superdiversity' and sectarian violence?
What lies behind two intra-Muslim killings in Britain? The question is timely at the unifying moment of a new Muslim year.
Bradford West, democracy in technicolour
A passionate contest in Bradford West was a highlight of Britain's general election. Here is the remarkable story...
Bradford West: politics comes alive
A fusion of history, politics and personality gives the electoral contest in one British constituency a unique flavour.
British Muslims and local democracy: after Bradford
A by-election earthquake in the post-industrial northern English city of Bradford saw a high-profile politician with...