Giulia Liberatore Research Affiliate & Former Staff

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Giulia Liberatore is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow working on a project on female Islamic scholarship and guidance in Britain. This 3-year ethnographic research project explores changing forms of Islamic knowledge, authority and public religion.

Giulia has a PhD in Anthropology from the LSE. Her monograph, which is based on her doctoral research, is entitled Somali, Muslim, British: Striving in Securitized Britain and will be published in 2017 with the LSE Monographs on Social Anthropology (Bloomsbury Academic).

Between 2014-16 Giulia worked at COMPAS, 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 Early Career Fellow (2015-16). She is the editor of the COMPAS Working Papers.

Aside from her academic work, Giulia is a Trustee for the charity Kayd Somali Arts & Culture.

Selected list of publications




Diaspora Engagement in War-Torn Societies

Nicholas Van Hear, Giulia Liberatore and Leslie Fesenmyer | January 2011 – December 2015

Female Muslim Leaders in Britain: Transnational Publics and Changing Forms of Leadership and Authority

Giulia Liberatore | April 2015 – Jan 2017 (moved to another instution for remaining year)