Sean Carey


Sean Carey PhD studied sociology and social anthropology as both an undergraduate and a postgraduate at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.

He has lectured at the University of Northumbria and was a research associate at Royal Holloway College investigating “street life and ethnicity” – how members of different ethnic groups used (or did not use) a variety of public spaces – in a number of east and north London boroughs.

Sean has written extensively on several Hindu religious movements in the UK as well as the Bangladeshi, Indian and Pakistani communities in the East End of London. His publications include ‘Curry Capital: The Restaurant Sector in London’s Brick Lane’, The Institute of Community Studies, 2004 and (with Nooruddin Ahmed) ‘Bridging the Gap: The London Olympics 2012 and South Asian-Owned Businesses in Brick Lane and Green Street’, The Young Foundation, 2006.

Sean has also written numerous articles for New Statesman, the Guardian, and New African, African Business and Africa investor magazines as well as Mauritius Times and l’express newspapers. In May 2011 he was invited to become a contributor to the Anthropology Works blog, part of the Culture in Global Affairs Programme in the Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University. Sean is Research Fellow in the School of Social Sciences, and Visiting Lecturer in the Business School, University of Roehampton.