SOAS University of London

Department of Anthropology and Sociology

Flora Hastings



Flora Hastings
Flora Hastings
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Thesis title:
Jews Becoming Public: Emergent Practices Within Casa Adret, a Jewish Cultural Centre in Barcelona
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My research explores left-leaning Jewish politics and culture in Barcelona, with a specific interest in Jewish-Muslim relations, cultural economics and social memory. I have also recently written a literary novel, drawing from my anthropological research on Jewish and Muslim life in Spain, which I am seeking representation for.

Some of my current research interests include: comparative Jewish and Muslim anthropology; inter-minority politics; post-industrial labour markets; migration and contemporary European identity; democratisation processes; public space; embodied ethics; diasporic networks and grassroots social memory formation.

Along with Dr Adi Bharat and Katharine Halls, I am a co-ordinator of the Jewish-Muslim Research Network, which (amongst other events) organises a monthly reading group and seminars comparatively exploring Jewish and Muslim identity, Judaism and Islam and ‘Jewish-Muslim’ relations.