Anika Kabani

anika kabani

DPhil Student 

Keble College

Research key words: migration, Islam, asylum, United States

Research Interests: My research generally seeks to explore the experiences of Muslim seekers of humanitarian immigration relief in the United States. I investigate the creation of an ideal Muslim citizenship as a negotiated and contested process between Muslim immigrants, legal advocates, and the state through the humanitarian immigration regime. I further seek to explore the impact, outside of formal legal settings, of state-sanctioned interpretations of Islam on practices of everyday religiosity and theological understandings amongst Muslim asylum seekers.