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Professor Yulia Egorova


Professor in the Department of Anthropology
Member of the Institute for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies



Throughout my work I have explored issues in the study of minority identities, specifically in relation to constructions of difference in public discourses about race and religion and in the context of science and biotechnology. My past two major projects focused on the context of South Asia and resulted in the publication of The Jews of Andhra Pradesh: Contesting Caste and Religion in South India (with Shahid Perwez, OUP, 2013) and Jews and Muslims in South Asia: Reflections on Difference, Religion and Race (OUP, 2018). 

My current research explores the notion of inter-community solidarity, focusing on initiatives in Jewish-Muslim dialogue in the UK. I am Co-Investigator on an international Open Research Area-funded project Muslim-Jewish Encounter, Diversity and Distance in Urban Europe: Religion, Culture and Social Model

I am the Director of the Centre for the Study of Jewish Culture, Society and Politics. 

PhD Supervision

I am interested in supervising PhD research on the following topics:

  • Religion and race
  • Anthropology of Jewish communities
  • Inter-faith and inter-community dialogue
  • Anthropology of science and biotechnology

Research interests

  • Anthropology of religion
  • Anthropology of science
  • Interfaith dialogue
  • Minorities and the state
  • Religion and race


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