Get involved!

We are always keen to hear from people living in Eastern England who are interested in getting involved in our new research project titled – British [Muslim] Values: Conflict or Convergence?. Ours is an academic project, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and hosted at the University of East Anglia. The project will focus on questions around what ‘British values’ means to different Muslim individuals and communities in Eastern England, with its major research questions including:

  • How do different Muslim communities in Eastern England understand the term ‘British values’?
  • How does political or media discussion of ‘British values’ impact on Muslims in the UK?
  • How do ‘British values’ relate to Islam and/or Muslim identity.

There are two ways you can get involved in this project.

First, we are recruiting Muslims living in the region to produce, edit and screen short autobiographical films (approximately 8 minutes) engaging with the above questions.

Second, we are also looking for people of a range of  to take part in focus groups These will be an opportunity to discuss these issues in more depth, and to feed into academic and political debate around these important questions.

Further information

  • We are keen to recruit participants from a variety of demographic backgrounds, including in relation to gender, age, and ethnic identity.
  • No experience of film-making or research is required.
  • British [Muslim] Values is an academic research project. Outputs and findings from the project – including the films – will be shared with academic, policy and public audiences.
  • The project is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, under the Partnership for Conflict, Crime and Security Research, reference: AH/N008340/1
  • The project has ethical approval from the University of East Anglia, and will be conducted according to the university’s research ethics guidelines.
  • The research team is made up of: Professor Lee Jarvis (School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies), Professor Lee Marsden (School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies) and Dr. Eylem Atakav (School of Film, Television and Media Studies). Further details on all of the researchers is available via the University of East Anglia website.
  • All participants will be compensated for their time.
  • Contact Prof. Lee Jarvis on