Dr Rima Saini


Dr Rima Saini
NameDr Rima Saini
Job titleSenior Lecturer in Sociology
Research institute
Primary appointmentLaw and Social Sciences
Email addressR.Saini@mdx.ac.uk
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-2115-1206
Contact categoryResearcher

Biography

Biography

Dr Rima Saini is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Criminology and Sociology at Middlesex University. She primarily teaches race, ethnicity and migration, and social research methods. She is Co-Chair of Ethics for the School of Law, Co-Director of the Migration, Politics and Society Research Cluster and the Social Policy Research Centre, and Co-Chair of the Middlesex University Anti-Racism Network. She is also a Trustee of the British Sociological Association and Editorial Board Member of Sociology. Her recent publications include contributions to Race and Class, South Asian Diaspora, Cultural Sociology, Politics, Ethnic and Racial Studies and Sociology. She tweets at @RimaSaini3105.

Employment

Senior Lecturer in Sociology
Middlesex University London
01 Sept 2019
12 Sept 2023

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Research outputs

Politics, belonging and identity across the British South Asian middle classes: between privilege and prejudice

Saini, R. 2024. Politics, belonging and identity across the British South Asian middle classes: between privilege and prejudice. Palgrave Macmillan.

Decolonising quantitative methods teaching in UK sociology

Saini, R., Zwiener-Collins, N., Jafri, J. and Poulter, T. Decolonising quantitative methods teaching in UK sociology. in: Bhambra, G., Meghji, A., Tinsley, M. and Papadakis, S. (ed.) Rethinking British Sociology: Postcolonial and Decolonial Transformations Routledge.

Book review: Derron Wallace, The culture trap: ethnic expectations and unequal schooling for Black youth

Saini, Rima 2024. Book review: Derron Wallace, The culture trap: ethnic expectations and unequal schooling for Black youth. Sociology. 58 (1), pp. 267-269. https://doi.org/10.1177/00380385231184805

Minority ethnic politicians are pushing harsh immigration policies – why representation doesn’t always mean racial justice

Saini, R., Begum, N. and Bankole, M. 2023. Minority ethnic politicians are pushing harsh immigration policies – why representation doesn’t always mean racial justice. The Conversation Trust (UK).

Book Review: Not so black and white: a history of race from white supremacy to identity politics by Kenan Malik, London, Hurst Press, 2023, 328pp., £20 (hardback), ISBN 978-1787387769

Saini, R. 2023. Book Review: Not so black and white: a history of race from white supremacy to identity politics by Kenan Malik, London, Hurst Press, 2023, 328pp., £20 (hardback), ISBN 978-1787387769. Ethnic and Racial Studies. https://doi.org/10.1080/01419870.2023.2213753

The 2022 Conservative leadership campaign and post-racial gatekeeping

Saini, R., Bankole, M. and Begum, N. 2023. The 2022 Conservative leadership campaign and post-racial gatekeeping. Race & Class. 65 (2), pp. 55-74. https://doi.org/10.1177/03063968231164599

The racialised ‘second existence’ of class: class identification and (de- / re-) construction across the British South Asian middle classes

Saini, R. 2023. The racialised ‘second existence’ of class: class identification and (de- / re-) construction across the British South Asian middle classes. Cultural Sociology. 17 (2), pp. 277-296. https://doi.org/10.1177/17499755221076388

The racialisation of class and the racialisation of the nation: ethnic minority identity formation across the British South Asian middle classes

Saini, R. 2022. The racialisation of class and the racialisation of the nation: ethnic minority identity formation across the British South Asian middle classes. South Asian Diaspora. 14 (2), pp. 109-125. https://doi.org/10.1080/19438192.2022.2055518

Decolonising quantitative research methods pedagogy: teaching contemporary politics to challenge hierarchies from data

Zwiener-Collins, N., Jafri, J., Saini, R. and Poulter, T. 2023. Decolonising quantitative research methods pedagogy: teaching contemporary politics to challenge hierarchies from data. Politics. 43 (1), pp. 122-138. https://doi.org/10.1177/02633957211041449

(Pseudo)intellectualism and democratic (il)liberalism: on Aurelien Mondon and Aaron Winter's "Reactionary democracy"

Saini, R. 2021. (Pseudo)intellectualism and democratic (il)liberalism: on Aurelien Mondon and Aaron Winter's "Reactionary democracy". Ethnic and Racial Studies. 44 (13), pp. 2381-2386. https://doi.org/10.1080/01419870.2020.1867759

The short guide to sociology

Doidge, M. and Saini, R. 2020. The short guide to sociology. Bristol, UK Policy Press.

Demarcation and definition: explicating the meaning and scope of ‘decolonisation’ in the social and political sciences

Saini, R. and Begum, N. 2020. Demarcation and definition: explicating the meaning and scope of ‘decolonisation’ in the social and political sciences. The Political Quarterly. 91 (1), pp. 217-221. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-923X.12797

Decolonising the curriculum

Begum, N. and Saini, R. 2019. Decolonising the curriculum. Political Studies Review. 17 (2), pp. 196-201. https://doi.org/10.1177/1478929918808459

Rationalising racial inequality: ideology, hegemony and post-racialism among the Black and South Asian middle-classes

Meghji, A. and Saini, R. 2018. Rationalising racial inequality: ideology, hegemony and post-racialism among the Black and South Asian middle-classes. Sociology. 52 (4), pp. 671-687. https://doi.org/10.1177/0038038517726645

Perceived quality of society

Harrison, E., Saini, R. and Zwiener, N. 2016. Perceived quality of society. New Economics Foundation.

Book review: Eric S Brown, The Black Professional Middle Class: Race, Class, and Community in the Post-Civil Rights Era

Saini, R. 2015. Book review: Eric S Brown, The Black Professional Middle Class: Race, Class, and Community in the Post-Civil Rights Era. Work, Employment and Society. 29 (6), pp. 1041-1043. https://doi.org/10.1177/0950017015602163
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