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Professor Stephen Taylor


Department: Geography and Environmental Sciences

Steve Taylor is a Professor of International Development and Sociology within the Centre for Global Development at Northumbria University and also a Visiting Professor within the South Asia Institute, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. Steve has research expertise, and has published, within the areas of south asian migration, transnationalism and diasporas; caste inequalities; agrarian change and Dalit social movements in India; climate action and adaption in south asia; and emotional labour. His recent work focuses upon India, in particular the states of Punjab and Kerala. He has been a Visiting Professor at Panjab University, Chandigarh and at both the Centre for Development Studies and the International Institute for Migration and Development in Kerala. Steve was recently Principal Investigator on a British Academy funded project titled International Migration and Inclusive Development in India and he is currently working on a project examining south asian diasporic engagement in climate action and climate adaption within India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. He has served on the editorial boards of international peer-reviewed journals such as SociologySociological Research Online, Migration and Development and Contemporary Voice of Dalit, as well as undertaking major roles within professional associations including Vice-Chair of the Executive Committee of the British Sociological Association. Steve previously taught at the universities of Durham, Nottingham Trent, Teesside and Salford before arriving at Northumbria in 2009. He has then undertaken a number of academic leadership roles at Northumbria, including Head of Department and Associate Dean (Arts, Design and Social Sciences), Research Director (Social Sciences) and REF 2021 UOA Lead (UOA 20 - Social Policy).

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  • Consumer Culture and Symbolic Capital in a Differentiated Pakistani Transnational Community: ‘It is a Fake Type of Izzat’, Hall, A., Taylor, S. 1 Sep 2023, In: The Sociological Review
  • Diasporic engagement and the climate crisis in Kerala: inclusive disaster relief and reconstruction?, Taylor, S., Booth, D., Irudayarajan, R. Jul 2023, In: South Asian Diaspora
  • Religious conversion and Dalit assertion amongst a Punjabi Dalit diaspora, Taylor, S. 31 Jul 2014, In: Sociological Bulletin
  • Punjabi Dalit transnational mobility: Challenging caste inequalities, Taylor, S. 1 May 2018, Provincial Globalization in India: Transregional Mobilities and Development Politics, Taylor & Francis
  • The ambiguity of Punjabi transnationalism: Caste and development within a transnational community, Taylor, S., Singh, M., Booth, D. Mar 2016, Migration, Mobility and Multiple Affiliations: Punjabis in a Transnational World, New Delhi, Cambridge University Press

  • Nikhil Panicker The production and reproduction of inequalities in spaces of migration: A study of migration infrastructures and migrant mobilities between Kerala and the Middle East Start Date: 01/10/2019 End Date: 17/07/2024
  • Aneeta Shajan International Migration and Health in Kerala, India. Start Date: 18/01/2021
  • Ruth Stevenson Transnational migration and gendered devlopment in Kerala, India Start Date: 18/01/2021
  • Andreea Ciurea Bidirectional remittances flows: The experience of Romanian students and migrant care workers in the United Kingdom Start Date: 11/10/2014 End Date: 26/05/2022
  • Hai Pham A critical analysis of poverty reduction initiatives in North West Vietnam: A case study of Son La province Start Date: 01/02/2012 End Date: 16/09/2019
  • Melville Coombes Anglo-Indian Migration, Identity and 'Home': An Ethnographic Investigation Start Date: 01/09/2009 End Date: 08/05/2018
  • Alexandra Hall Reconceptualising Izzat: Honour, Respect & Social Status Among a British-Pakistani Diaspora Start Date: 08/10/2014 End Date: 13/11/2014
  • Cristian Moreh Mobilities and Citizenships in an Enlarged Europe: A Comparative Analysis of Romanian and Hungarian Migration to the United Kingdom Start Date: 01/10/2014 End Date: 08/10/2015

  • Sociology and Social Policy PhD June 30 1996
  • Sociology MA September 02 1991
  • Communication Studies BA (Hons) June 30 1989

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