Staff Profile


Dr Harshad Keval

Senior Lecturer

School: School of Psychology, Politics and Sociology

Campus: Canterbury

Tel: 01227 922069

Profile summary

Writer and educator in Race, Postcolonial ideas, Decolonial frameworks. I teach on the UG Sociology programme, am Programme Director for the MSc Sociology: Global Inequalities and Comparative Social Policy programme, as well as the growing PhD supervision the Sociology team are involved in.

Teaching and subject expertise

I teach on all levels of the Sociology programme. I am also Programme Director for the MSc Sociology programme.

Publications and research outputs

Keval, H. (2019) Racism, Society and Liam Neeson, Expert comment, Canterbury Christ Church University:

Keval, (2019) Shamima Begum, Islam and the weaponising of citizenship, Canterbury Sociology Blog post.

Keval, H. (2019) 'Race, Gender and Psychosis', Women and the Psychosocial Construction of Madness, (ed) Marie Brown and Marilyn Charles. Rowman and Littlefield.

Keval, H (2019) Navigating the ‘Decolonising’ process: Avoiding pitfalls and some Do’s and Don’t’s

Patel, N. & Keval, H. (2018) 'Fifty ways to leave …… your racism'. The Journal of Critical Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy Volume 18, Number 2,

Keval, H. (2018) 'Accessing all areas? interviewing and researching within and outside difference'. SAGE Research Methods Cases Part 2.

Keval, H. (2016) ‘Health, Ethnicity and Diabetes: Racialised Constructions of 'Risky' South Asian Bodies.’ Palgrave Macmillan.

Cockcroft, T., Bryant, R. and Keval, H. (2016), “The Impact of Dispersal Orders on Congregating Youth”, Safer Communities, Vol. 15, No. 4. Pp. 213 - 222.

Keval, H. (2015) 'Risky cultures to risky genes: Racialised constructions of south Asian genetic diabetes risk.' New Genetics and Society. DOI: 


Keval, H. (2015) 'Schizophrenia and psychosis: the magical and troubling disappearance of race.' Diversity and Equality in Health and Care, Vol. 12, 1, 6-8.

Morjaria-Keval, A. and Keval, H. (2015) 'Reconstructing Sikh Spirituality in Recovery from Alcohol Addiction,' Religions 2015, 6(1), 122-138

Keval, H. (2014) 'From ‘Multiculturalism’ to ‘Interculturalism’ – A commentary on the Impact of De-racing and De-classing the Debate', New Diversities, Vol 16, No2, 125-139. ISSN2199-8116

Keval, H. (2009) ‘Cultural negotiations in health and illness: the experience of type 2 diabetes amongst Gujarati South Asians’, Diversity in Health and Care, Vol. 16, 4, 255-265(11)

Keval, H. (2009) ‘Negotiating constructions of 'insider’ / ‘outsider’ status, exploring dis/connections’, ENQUIRE (Electronic Nottingham Quarterly for Ideas, Research and Evaluation) (4)


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