One of our members, Dr Demelza Jones joined Aston University as a Lecturer in Sociology in 2013. Demelza’s research interests include international migration, diaspora, transnationalism and ethnic identifications. Her PhD (completed at the University of Bristol’s School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies) explored the everyday identifications experienced by Tamil migrants in the UK through qualitative research with Tamil migrants from Sri Lanka, India, Malaysia and Singapore in the Midlands and South West of England.
She recently had a new chapter published in –
2015: ‘Identifications with an ‘aesthetic’ and ‘moral’ diaspora amongst Tamils of diverse state origins in Britain’, in Christou, Anastasia and Mavroudi, Elizabeth (Eds.) Dismantling Diasporas: Rethinking the Geographies of Diasporic Identity, Connection and Development. Farnham: Ashgate
Demelza also convenes the Tamils in Europe Research Network.