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Mr M. A. Kevin Brice

Languages known English, Indonesian
Category Researcher
Institutional Affiliation University of Wales Trinity Saint David and Newcastle University
Contact telephone (01267) 676918
Profile Updated September 5, 2013

Contact Address
University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Carmarthen Campus
SA31 3EP

Qualifications and Educational History
BA (Hons) Philosophy (London – UCL) 1989
PGDip Islamic Studies (Qur’anic & Hadith Studies) (ICAS) 2006
Undertaking PhD on White British Muslims at Newcastle University

Current Research Interests
White British Muslims; Conversion to Islam; Integration; Segregation; Media Coverage of Muslims

Publications (Books/Chapters/Journal Papers)
1. 'The truth about conversion', 8 Magazine, Issue 29, Spring/Summer 2011 (The Islam Issue), pp148-149, 2011

2. A minority within a minority: A report on converts to Islam in the United Kingdom, Faith Matters, 2011

3. 'Residential Integration: Evidence from the UK Census' in Phillips, R. (ed) Muslim Spaces of Hope: Geographies of Possibility in Britain and the West, Zed Books, 2009

4. 'An English Muslim in Search of an Identity' in Hart, C. (ed) Approaches to Englishness: Differences, Diversity and Identities, Kingswinford: Midrash Publishing, 2008

5. 'Sleepwalking to segregation or wide-awake separation: investigating factors influencing choices of location among White British converts to Islam', Global Built Environment Review, Volume 6, Issue 2, pp18-27, 2007

Conference Presentations
1. 'Counting the converts: Using data from the Scottish Census 2001 to estimate change of religious affiliation in England and Wales' presented at Religion, Migration, Mutation, EASR 2013 Annual Conference, Liverpool, September 2013

2. 'Investigating the relationship between common markers of ethnicity and the ethnic group as recorded by the single ethnic group question of the UK census' presented at Royal Geographical Society Annual Conference 2013, London, August 2013

3. 'Issues of Identity and Belonging among British Converts to Islam' presented at Understanding Britain 2012: The First Annual British Studies Conference, London, June 2012

4. 'Media (mis)reporting of research on conversion to Islam in the United Kingdom: Dispelling myths or reinforcing them?' presented at Local and Global Perspectives of Ethnic and Religious Conflicts: Interrogating the Muslim Built Environments of Europe, University Campus Oldham, December 2011

5. 'Research on conversion to Islam in the United Kingdom: Dispelling myths or reinforcing them?' presented at New Muslims Support Network Annual Core Workers meeting, Markfield, April 2011

6. 'White Welsh, and Muslim - a minority within a minority: constructing a demographic and socio-economic profile', presented at Theorising Wales: Gender, Culture, Politics, International Conference, Gregynog, July 2010

7. 'A minority within a minority: identity problems for white English converts to Islam', presented at Studying contemporary Islam in the UK, Study day organised in conjunction with the BSA Sociology of Religion study group and the Muslims in Britain Research Network, London, January 2010

8. 'White British Muslims – a minority within a minority: constructing a demographic and socio-economic profile', presented at Religion, Landscapes and other Uncertain Boundaries, BASR 2009 Annual Conference, Bangor, September 2009

9. 'Media Representations of the White British Convert to Islam: harmless eccentric or threat to society?', presented at Representing Islam: Comparative Perspectives, Manchester, September 2008

10. 'The myth of the segregated community? Evidence from the geographical distribution and settlement patterns of British Muslims by ethnic group', presented at Muslim Geographies, Liverpool, April 2008

11. 'Assimilation and alienation in a multicultural society - non-visible minorities: lessons learnt from indigenous converts to Islam in the United Kingdom', presented at Citizenship, Security and Democracy, International Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, September 2006

Other Related Information
Member of Association of Muslim Social Scientists


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