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Dr Varun Uberoi

Dr Varun Uberoi
Reader - 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. For a more detailed summary of my research, see the journal Ethnicities as it recently published a symposium that focuses, in part, on my work. In terms of grants, my sole authored research has been funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, the British Academy, the Indian Council of Philosophical Research and the Indian Council of Social Scientific Research. I have also 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, the Australian Senate Committee for Strengthening Multiculturalism and by various think tanks.  


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

Newest selected publications

Uberoi, V. (2020) 'Multiculturalism- a tradition of thought that liberal nationalists should use'. Nations and Nationalism. ISSN: 1354-5078 Open Access Link

Journal article

Uberoi, V. and Modood, T. (2019) 'The Emergence of the Bristol School of Multiculturalism'. Ethnicities, 19 (6). pp. 955 - 970. ISSN: 1468-7968 Open Access Link

Journal article

Uberoi, V. (2018) 'National Identities and the Parekh Report', in Alidadi, K. and Foblets, M. (eds.) Public Commissions on Cultural and Religious Diversity: National Narratives, Multiple Identities and Minorities. Open Access Link

Book chapter

Uberoi, V. (2018) '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, 49 (2). pp. 267 - 287. ISSN: 1744-9324 Open Access Link

Journal article
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