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Dr Daniella Shaw

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    Daniella is a Postdoctoral Researcher on the European Encounters project, looking at Muslim-Jewish relations in the context of London. Her doctoral research explored how religion-oriented diasporic communities negotiate the fluid conditions of contemporary modernity, entailing field research with Jewish and Amish communities in the UK and USA.

    She received her BA in International Relations and an MA in Ethnicity, Globalisation, Culture from Birkbeck, in which she researched ideas of exile, memory and ‘home’ in Jewish and Rastafarian cultural writings.

    In her research, Daniella seeks to rethink a set of underlying assumptions about characteristics, historicity and dialectical relationships between the ‘traditional’ and the ‘modern’ within late modernity. She has presented papers on themes of belonging, researcher positionality and flexing community boundaries.  

    Daniella worked for more than a decade in the field of intercultural and interreligious understanding, founding a parliamentary mentoring programme for undergraduates of different faith backgrounds and working extensively with policymakers on issues of community relations. 


    • PhD Sociology, University of Surrey, 2021
    • MA Ethnicity, Globalisation, Culture, Birkbeck, University of London, 2009
    • BA International Relations, University of Leeds, 2005