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Dr Varun Uberoi

Dr Varun Uberoi
Senior Lecturer in Political Theory and Public Policy

Marie Jahoda 231


My research combines normative political theory and public policy. In my theoretical work I have published extensively about the concept of multiculturalism, national identity and unity among culturally diverse citizens. And in my empirical work I have published extensively about the nature and origins of policies of multiculturalism in Britain and Canada. My sole authored research has been funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and the British Academy and I have participated in large collaborative research projects that have been funded by the Leverhulme Trust and the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. Outside academia, my research has been used by the UK House of Commons, the Canadian Department for Citizenship and Immigration and the Australian Senate Committee for Strengthening Multiculturalism.  


  • D.Phil (Oxford)
  • BA Hons Politics and History (Manchester) 


I am the Director of Teaching Learning for the Divisions of Politics and History and Social Sciences and Communications

Newest selected publications

Uberoi, V. (2017) 'National Identity-A Multiculturalist's Approach'. Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, 21 (1). pp. 46 - 64. ISSN: 1369-8230 Open Access Link

Journal article

Uberoi, V. (2016) 'Legislating Multiculturalism and Nationhood: The 1988 Canadian Multiculturalism Act'. Canadian Journal of Political Science, Forthcoming (2). pp. 267 - 287. ISSN: 1744-9324 Open Access Link

Journal article

Uberoi, V. and Modood, T. (2015) 'Multiculturalism rethought: interpretations, dilemmas and new directions'. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. ISSN 13: 9781474401913


Uberoi, V., Meer, N. and Modood, T. (2015) 'Nationhood and Muslims in Britain', inFear Anxiety and National Identity. Russel Sage Foundation.Open Access Link

Book chapter

Uberoi, V. (2015) 'The 'Parekh Report' - national identities with nations and nationalism'. Ethnicities, 15 (4). pp. 509 - 526. ISSN: 1741-2706 Open Access Link

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