Online lecture “Stories across three generations of British Pakistani females living in the UK”

18 November 2022

The online lecture “Stories across three generations of British Pakistani females living in the UK” (Dr. Qulsom Fazil from University of Birmingham) will take place on the 28th of November at 6pm (CET).

The presence of women attracts scholarly attention in the migration literature, and this lecture will delve into the female migrants’ views across generations. For more details, please check the abstract at the end of the message.

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This lecture is a part of the lecture series “Female Skilled Labor Migration Across the Globe”. You can check other lectures from here:


The presentation provides an understanding of the multifaceted aspects of British Pakistani integration across generations from the female viewpoint. If offers an insight into the role of history, education and financial wealth as well as local and national events that can impact on an individuals and communities collective belonging. Drawing from stories across three generations gained through interviews and creative arts participatory events we tell the story of this communities continuing transformation. We gain an insight into the British Pakistani women’s journeys from migration in the 1960’s to their current lives, as a community with more than 60 years of roots in the UK. We seek to understand how integration is occurring for British Pakistani’s, drawing upon a transformative theory of biculturalism. We explore the variation between the different generations and how each generation is contributing to the evolving transformation of integration for the next.



Qulsom Fazil is Lecturer in Disability Studies and Behavioural Science at the University of Birmingham. She is a social, cultural psychologist, her research has focused on a range of topic related to migrants living in the UK. Her PhD explored cultural and social origins of depression in British Pakistani women living in the UK, followed by a postdoctoral post in an action research intervention working with Bangladeshi and Pakistani families with disabled children. Her work continues to focus on health and well-being related aspect of migrants lives and experiences. She is currently interested in the role of communities and community researchers in setting their own research priorities addressing issues that matter to them.

The event is part of the BMBF (Federal Ministry of Education and Research Germany)-Funded project "Qualification and Skill in the Migration Process of Foreign Workers in Asia".



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