Publications, papers, reports and reviews


  • Mustafa, A. (2015) Identity and political participation among young British Muslims. Palgrave Macmillan.

Reviewed in Ethnic and Racial Studies (2016) “Mustafa’s work must be commended for several reasons. Firstly, for its originality (both in intention and delivery) in seeking to capture the relationship and interplay between religious identity and political participation…Secondly, for the comprehensiveness of her empirical data in generating a typology that could be useful as a starting point in further studies, especially to capture mutability of identity over time. And thirdly, for its methodological novelty in using auto-photography, word sorts and vignettes as tools during the interview process.”

Reviewed in Journal of Contemporary Religion (2016) “Throughout these chapters, the extracts taken from the interviews are fascinating and frequently revealing, showing the various ways in which young British Muslims incorporate notions of ‘Britishness’ and ‘British values’ into their conceptions of religious identity…The overall conclusion – that notions of religious identity are flexible and adaptive, but that the direction of change is shaped by the way in which identity issues are linked to wider social forces – should be at the forefront of future efforts to understand developments in this area



  • Mustafa, A. (2016) ‘Religious values and political motivation among young British Muslims’ in ‘Young British Muslims: Between Rhetoric and Realities’ Sadek Hamid (ed.) Routledge.

    Mustafa, A. (2014) ‘Faith and photography: Using Auto-Photography in Eliciting Perceptions of Religious Identity.’ Fieldwork in Religion, Vol 9.2: 166-181.

  • Mustafa, A. (2015) ‘Diversity in political perspectives and engagement among young British Muslims’ in ‘Muslims and Political Participation in Britain’ (Routledge Studies in Religion and Politics) Tim Peace (ed.) Routledge.

  • Mustafa, A. (2016) ‘United Kingdom’ in ‘Yearbook of Muslims in Europe: Volume 8’ Oliver Scharbrodt (ed.) Brill.

  • Mustafa, A. (2015) ‘United Kingdom’ in ‘Yearbook of Muslims in Europe: Volume 7’, Oliver Scharbrodt (ed.) Brill.



  •  Peer reviewed monograph proposals on behalf of Routledge, I.B Tauris and Yale University Press.

  • Mustafa, A. (2012) Review of ‘Muslim Youth: Challenges, Opportunities and Expectations’. Edited by Fauzia Ahmad and Mohammad Siddique Seddon (London and New York: Continuum, 2012), in Journal of Islamic Studies

  • Mustafa, A. (2017) Review of ‘Medina in Birmingham, Najaf in Brent: Inside British Islam’ by Innes Bowen (Hurst & Company, 2014), in Muslim World, Volume 107, July 2017.

  • Mustafa, A. (2017) Review of ‘London Youth, Religion, and Politics: Engagement and Activism from Brixton to Brick Lane’ by Danile Nilsson DeHanas (Oxford, 2016), in Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, Volume 56, Issue 2.



  • Mustafa, A. and Heath, A. (2016) ‘British Muslims and Employment’ Evidence submitted to the Women and Equalities Select Committee’s enquiry into employment opportunities for Muslims in the UK. Multiple citations and references included in the final House of Commons Women and Equalities report ‘Employment Opportunities for Muslims in the UK

  • Mustafa, A. (2015) ‘The politics of religious identity recognition: Challenges for society’. Youth in the Contemporary Muslim World, Boston University, Conference Report: 14-15.



  • Mustafa, A. and Richards, L. (forthcoming) Immigration Attitudes amongst European Muslims (Forthcoming)

  • Mustafa, A. and Richards, L. European attitudes towards Muslim immigrants (Forthcoming).