- Dr Giulia Liberatore
- Leverhulme Early Career Fellow
- G.3 19 George Square Edinburgh UK EH8 9LD
- +44 (0)131 650 4463
- Research Interests
- Islam in Europe, gender, politics of multiculturalism, Somali diaspora, public religion, Islamic authority and leadership, subjectivity, sociology and anthropology of Islam, sociology and anthropology of Britain, migration
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Giulia Liberatore is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at Sociology, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, and the Alwaleed Centre working on a project on female Islamic scholarship and guidance in the UK. She is also currently developing an Honours and MSc course on Muslims in Europe for the 2018/19 academic year.
Giulia has a PhD in Anthropology from the London School of Economics (LSE). Her monograph, entitled Somali, Muslim, British: Striving in Securitized Britain, was awarded the LSE Monographs on Social Anthropology/ Bloomsbury First Book Competition Prize and published in 2017.
Between 2014-16 Giulia worked at the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS), University of Oxford first as a Research Officer on the Diaspora engagement in war-torn societies project, as part of the Oxford Diasporas Programme (2014), and subsequently as a Leverhulme Fellow (2015-16). During this time she also taught courses in anthropology, migration, and gender.
Aside from her academic work, Giulia is a Trustee for the charity Kayd Somali Arts and Culture which organises the annual Somali Week Festival.
Liberatore, G. (2017) Somali, Muslim, British: Striving in Securitized Britain, Bloomsbury Academic (LSE Monographs on Social Anthropology)
Nando Sigona, Alan Gamlen, Giulia Liberatore, and Hélène Neveu Kringelbach (eds.) (2015). Diasporas Reimagined: The Oxford Diasporas Programme Collection. Oxford: IMI
Liberatore, G. (2018) ‘Forging a ‘good diaspora’: Political mobilization among Somalis in the UK.’ Development & Change, 49 (1), 146-169.
Liberatore, G. (2016) ‘Imagining an ideal husband: Marriage as a site of aspiration among Somali pious women in London.’ Anthropological Quarterly, 89 (3), 781-812.
Liberatore, G. (2016) ‘For my mum it comes with culture’: Intergenerational dynamics and young Somali women’s interventions within multicultural debates in Britain, Bildhaan: An International Journal of Somali Studies, 16, Article 10.
Liberatore, G. and Fesenmyer, L (2018). 'Diaspora and Religion: Connecting and Disconnecting.' In Cohen, R. and Fischer, C (eds) Routledge Handbook of Diaspora Studies. London: Routledge.
Liberatore, G. (2017). ‘Between wandering and staying put: Piety and urban mobility among young Somali women in multicultural London.’ In D. Garbin and A. Strhan (eds) Religion and the Global City. London: Bloombsbury Academic Book Series.
Liberatore, G. (2015) ‘Divergences and convergences between diaspora and home: the Somaliland diaspora in the UK’ In Nando Sigona, Alan Gamlen, Giulia Liberatore, and Hélène Neveu Kringelbach (eds.) Diasporas Reimagined: The Oxford Diasporas Programme Collection. Oxford: IMI , pp. 116-121
Van Hear, N and Liberatore, G. (2015) ‘Shifting forms of diaspora engagement among the Sri Lankan Tamil diaspora.’ In Nando Sigona, Alan Gamlen, Giulia Liberatore, and Hélène Neveu Kringelbach (eds.) Diasporas Reimagined: The Oxford Diasporas Programme Collection. Oxford: IMI , pp.211-216.
Liberatore, G. (2013). ‘Doubt as a double-edged sword: unanswerable questions and practical solutions among newly practising Somali women in London.’ In M.E Pelkmans (ed) Ethnographies of doubt: faith and uncertainty in contemporary societies. I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd, pp. 225-250.
Liberatore, G. 2016. Extremism in Prevent COMPAS Blog, 4th May . https://www.compas.ox.ac.uk/2016/extremism-in-prevent/
Liberatore, G. 2016. Travelling Home: Pleasures & Phobias. COMPAS Blog, 5th January. https://www.compas.ox.ac.uk/2016/travelling-home-pleasures-and-phobias/
Liberatore, G. 2015. ‘Italy’s oldest and newest migrants: Challenges for second generation Somalis’ COMPAS Blog, 10th June. https://www.compas.ox.ac.uk/2015/italys-oldest-and-newest-migrants-challenges-for-second-generation-somalis/
Liberatore, G. 2014. Saving the Lifeline: Studying the Somali diaspora involvement in the 2013-14 campaign, 29th July. https://www.compas.ox.ac.uk/2014/saving-the-lifeline-studying-the-somali-diaspora-involvement-in-the-2013-14-campaign/
Giulia Liberatore and Kate Stanworth, 2014. Photo essay ‘The London-Hargeysa connection: Diaspora engagement in Somaliland’, Oxford Diaspora Programme website, December. http://www.migration.ox.ac.uk/odp/somaliland-photo-essay.shtml#&panel1-1
Liberatore, G. 2014. The New Cultural Centre in Hargeysa. The LSE Africa Blog, 22nd September.
Liberatore, G. 2014. “Religion vs. Somali culture?” Exploring religious changes amongst two generations of Somali women in London. Anglo-Somali Journal, Spring Issue 55.
Liberatore, G. (with Lindley, A). 2014. Somali diversities: Challenges confronting Marginalised Social Groups. Anglo-Somali Journal, Spring Issue 55.