Shaping debate on religion in public life.

New Research Fellow Appointed

30 Aug 2022

We are delighted to announce Yasmin Khatun Dewan as our latest research fellow.

Yasmin joins our ever-increasing team of scholars and fellows, as the Foundation seeks to broaden its expertise and contribution to the debates surrounding the role of religion and belief in public life.

Yasmin is a journalist and broadcaster with a specialist focus on religion, fashion, sustainability and community related stories. She has been researching the intersection between hijab and identity over the last five years with her work as a William Temple Foundation scholar and now joins the Foundation as a Research Fellow. Her work has attained international recognition and acclaim with publications in The New York Times and The Guardian. Her documentary following from the Rana Plaza collapse in Bangladesh was shortlisted for International Investigation of the Year at the AIB awards and was more recently shortlisted for report of the year at the Asian Media awards. She currently works for BBC News.

Director of Research Professor Chris Baker says, ‘We are thrilled and delighted to welcome Yasmin to the William Temple Foundation family. She is an upcoming voice in contemporary British Islam. Her journalistic and critical skills will bring into focus issues of identity, experience and justice for Muslim women and the wider community in the service of progressive social change and inclusion.’

Yasmin comments, ‘I’m incredibly excited to be joining the William Temple Foundation in this dynamic role as a Research Fellow, and I’m looking forward to hitting the ground running by furthering conversations on these central themes in my work.’

You can read more about our Research Fellows and their work here. And you can follow Yasmin on Twitter at @Yasm1nK.

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