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Dr Guillermo Martin Saiz

Lecturer in the Study of Religion

Lecturer in the Study of Religion in the Department of Theology and Religion


I am a social anthropologist interested in questions of comparative religion and politics with an emphasis on debates over transnational migration and knowledge flow, space- and place-making, conflict and conflict resolution, and different forms of reasoning and argumentation. I have experience conducting fieldwork with Islamic movements and Muslim communities between South Asia and Western Europe, where I investigate how they navigate the tensions that characterise an increasingly interconnected and diverse world. Currently, I am at the initial stage of a research project on interfaith dialogues and the interactions between different religious communities in Northeast India. Before joining the Department of Theology & Religion at Durham University, I was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Sociology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona.

Research interests

  • Comparative Religion and Politics
  • Islam and the Muslim World
  • South Asia and Western Europe