Centre for the Study of Islam in the Contemporary World

Dr Giulia Liberatore

Giulia is Alwaleed Lecturer on Muslims in Europe and leads a major ERC-funded international research project.


Giulia Liberatore is Lecturer in Muslims in Europe, currently working on an ERC-funded project on Multi-Religious Encounters in Urban Settings with Ammara Maqsood (UCL) and Leslie Fesenmyer (Birmingham). The project will theorise inter-religious interactions in non-secular contexts through comparative ethnographic work in Italy, Pakistan, and Kenya.

Giulia joined the Alwaleed Centre in 2017 as a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow working on a project on female Islamic scholarship and guidance in the UK.

She has a PhD in Anthropology from the London School of Economics (LSE). Her monograph, which is based on her doctoral research, is entitled Somali, Muslim, British: Striving in Securitized Britain (2017) and was awarded the LSE Monographs on Social Anthropology/ Bloomsbury First Book Competition Prize 2016. The book chronicles the aspirations of different generations of Somali women as they respond to publicly charged questions of what it means to be Muslim, Somali, and British.

Between 2014-16 Giulia worked at the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS), University of Oxford.

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