Professor John Eade

Professor John Eade

Professor of Sociology & Anthropology

Department of Social Sciences


John Eade is Professor of Sociology and Anthropology and former Executive Director of CRONEM (Centre for Research on Nationalism, Ethnicity and Multiculturalism) which links Roehampton and the University of Surrey. After research in Kolkata (Calcutta) on the social identity of the educated Bengali Muslim middle class, he completed his PhD in 1986 on Bangladeshi community politics in Tower Hamlets. Since then he has researched the Islamisation of urban space, globalisation and the global city, British Bangladeshi identity politics, and travel and pilgrimage. He recently co-founded two book series - the Routledge Series on Religion, Travel and Tourism and the Ashgate Series on Pilgrimage.

Wth Dr Michal Garapich and Jamil Iqbal he completed in 2012 an EU Leonardo da Vinci project designed to help migrant workers improve their access to the labour market. The other partners in the project are Autremonde and iriv in Paris, Oikodrom in Vienna, the New Bulgarian University in Sofia and the University of Burgos in Spain. As Executive Director of CRONEM, he worked with Dr Ann David and Dr David Garbin on a Ford Foundation/SSRC study of religious communities in London, which linked with similar research in Johannesburg and Durban with Prof Thomas Hansen and in Kuala Lumpur with Prof Diana Wong; with colleagues at the University of Leeds and elsewhere on an AHRC Diaspora, Migrants and Identity project on the British Asian city; with Dr B. Shah who gained a three year ESRC Research Fellowship and was based at Cronem through Roehampton. He also developed Cronem Consulting with a multilingual, multidisciplinary team including Michal Garapich, Sean Carey, Irina Chongarova and Joanna Krotofil. Projects have been completed for various London boroughs as well as for Surrey Police and IPPR.

He completed, with Dr Stephen Drinkwater and Michal Garapich, an ESRC-funded study of Polish migrants in London, which was assessed as outstanding; with Prof Martyn Barrett (Surrey), Dr Marco Cinnirella (Royal Holloway) and Dr David Garbin a Leverhulme-funded study of British Bangladeshi and mixed heritage adolescent identity; mentored Dr Georgie Wemyss as an ESRC post-doctoral fellow; concluded a British Academy-funded network with Prof S. Gupta (Open), Prof C. Flood (Surrey), Y. Valkanova (Roehampton) and colleagues in Bulgaria on flows of people, information and images between Britain and Bulgaria, completed with Swadhinata, a British Bangladeshi heritage group, an oral history project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. (For further details see and supported another oral heritage project on Congolese refugees in London led by David Garbin in collaboration with CORECOG.


MA DipSocAnthr Mlitt PhD

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Eade, J. (2013) ‘Crossing Boundaries and Identification Processes’, Integrative Psychological and Behavioral Science, 47 (4): 509-15.



Eade, J. (2013) ‘Order and Change in the City’, Material Religion 9 (1): 118-9.

Eade, J. (2013) ‘From imperial capital to global city: representing the lives of migrants in London through novels, films, and oral history, Social Space (Poland).

Eade, J. (2012) ‘Pilgrimage, the Assumptionists and Catholic Evangelisation in a Changing Europe: Lourdes and Plovdiv’, Cargo 10 (1–2): 29-48.

Eade, J. (2012) ‘Religious place-making and migration across a globalising city: Responding to mobility in London’, Culture and Religion, 13 (4): 469-83.

Eade, J. (2011) ‘The expanding field of Pilgrimage Studies: Beyond binaries’, Tourism, (Zagreb).

Eade, J. (2011) ‘Sacralising Space in a Western, Secular City', Journal of Town and City Management, 2 (1): 355-63.

Drinkwater, S., J. Eade and M. Garapich (2009) 'Poles Apart? EU enlargement and the labour market outcomes of immigrants in the UK’, International Migration 47 (1): 161-90.

Garbin, D. (2007) 'Reinterpreting the relationship between centre and periphery: pilgrimage and sacred spacialisation among Polish and Congolese communities in Britain', Mobilities, 2 (3), 413-424.

Eade, J. and Garbin, D (2006) 'Competing Visions of Identity and Space: Bangladeshe Muslims in Britain', Contemporary South Asia: Taylor & Francis, 181 - 193.

Eade, J. and Garbin, D. (2002) 'Changing Narratives of Violence, Struggle and Resistance: Bangladeshis and the Competition for Resources in the Global City', Oxford Development Studies 30:2: 137-149.

Allen, T. and Eade, J. (eds), (1996) Edited volume of 11 papers on ethnic violence across the world, International Journal on Minority and Group Rights, The Hague: Kluwer Law International, 4(3-4), pp. 215-469.

Eade, J. (1995) 'Muslims in a "Green and Pleasant Land" or "Who Belongs Where?"', Critical Survey 7 (2): 172-82.

Albrow. M., Durrschmidt, J., Eade, J. and. Washbourne. N. (1994) 'The Impact of Globalization on Sociological Concepts: Community, Culture and Milieu, Innovation 7 (4): 371-89.

Eade, J. (1994) 'Identity, Nation and Religion: Educated young Bangladeshi Muslims in London's East End', International Sociology 9 (3): 377-94.

Eade, J. (1990) 'Nationalism and the Quest for Authenticity: The Bangladeshis in Tower Hamlets', New Community, 16:4.


Eade, J. (2014) ‘Representing British Bangladeshis in the global city: Authenticity, text and performance’ in S. McLoughlin et al. (eds), Writing the City in British-Asian Diasporas (Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series).,

J. Eade and M. Wood (2014) ‘La construction des religions publiques: ethnicité, Etat-Nation et méthodisme britannique’ in Le Protestantisme Évangelique À L'Épreuve des Cultures (Paris: Harmattan).

Eade, J. (2013) ‘Bengalis in Britain: Migration, State Controls and Settlement’ in J. Chatterji and D. Washbrook (eds), Routledge Handbook of the S. Asian Diaspora (London and New York: Routledge).

Eade, J. (2013) ‘Identitarian Pilgrimage and Multicultural Society’ in A. Pazos (ed.), Pilgrims and Pilgrimages as Peacemakers in Christianity, Judaism and Islam (Ashgate).

Eade, J.(2012) ‘The return of the local? Anglicization, transnationalism and religion in the global city’in S. Krätke et al. (eds), Transnationalism and Urbanism (Routledge Research in Transnationalism)

Eade, J. and J. Krotofil (2012) ‘Home and away in an increasingly multicultural Britain: Pilgrimage, parish and Polish migration,’ in W. Jansen and C. Notermans (eds), Gender, Nation and Pilgrimage (Ashgate).

Barrett, M., J. Eade and C. Flood (eds) (2011) Nationalism, Ethnicity, Citizenship:Multidisciplinary Perspectives ( Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars).

Eckardt, F. and Eade, J. (2011) The Ethnically Diverse City (Berlin: Berlin Wissenschaft Verlag).

Eade, J. (2010) Debating fundamentalisms in the global city', in N. AlSayyad and M. Massoumi (eds), The Fundamentalist City (Routledge).

Eade, J. (2010) 'Diasporas and Cities', in K. Knott and S. McLoughlin (eds), Diasporas: Concepts, Intersections, Identities (Zed Press), pp.107-111.

Eade, J., S. Drinkwater and M. Garapich (2010) 'What’s behind the figures? An investigation into recent Polish migration to the UK’, in R. Black et al. (eds), A Continent Moving West? EU enlargement and labour migration from Central and Eastern Europe (Amsterdam University Press).

Eade, J. and Y. Valkanova (2009) 'Introduction', in J. Eade and Y. Volkanova (eds), Accession and Migration: Changing Policy, Society and Culture in an Enlarged Europe (Ashgate).

Eade, J. and M. Garapich (2009) 'Roots and Routes: Permanent Settlement and Circular Migration in the EU' in G. Koch & A. Franke (eds), Kulturelle Vielfalt als Gestaltungsaufgabe: Ethnologische Beiträge aus diversen Praxisfeldern (St. Ingbert: Röhrig Verlag), 33-45.

Eade, J. M. Garapich and S. Drinkwater (2008) ‘Britain’s ethnic diversity and recent migration from the A8 countries’ in A. Krasteva (ed.), Immigration and Integration: European Experiences (Sofia: Manfred Woerner Foundation), pp. 40-54.

Eade, J. and M.P. Smith (2008) ‘Transnational ties: cities, migrations and identities’ in M. P. Smith and J. Eade (eds), Transnational Ties (Transaction Books).

Eade, J. (2007) Economic Migrants or Hyphenated British? Writing about difference' in S. Gupta and T. Omoniyi (eds), The New Orders of Difference: Cultural Discourses and Texts of Economic Migration in Europe, Asia, and Africa (Ashgate).

Begum, H. and Eade, J. (2005) 'All Quiet on the Eastern Front? Bangladeshi reactions in Tower Hamlets' in T. Abbas (ed.), Muslim Britain Communities under Pressure (Zed Press), 179-193.

Eade, J. and O'Byrne, D. (eds) (2005) Global Ethics and Civil Society, Aldershot: Ashgate, 180 pp.

Eade, J. and S. Coleman (2004) `Introduction: reframing pilgrimage’ in S. Coleman and J. Eade (eds), Reframing Pilgrimage: Cultures in Motion (Routledge), pp. 25.

Eade, J. (2002) 'Adventure Tourists and Locals in a Global City: Resisting Tourist Performances in London's "East End"', S. Coleman and M. Crang (eds) Tourism: Between Place and Performance (Berghahn Books), pp. 128-139

Eade, J. (2002) 'How Far Can You Go? English Catholic Elites and the Erosion of Ethnic Boundaries', in C. Shore and S. Nugent (eds) Elite Cultures: Anthropological Perspectives (Routledge), pp. 209-226.

Eade, J., Fremeaux, I. and Garbin, D. (2002) 'The Political Construction of Diasporic Communities in the Global City' in P. Gilbert (ed.) Imagined Londons (State University of New York Press), pp.159-176.

Eade, J. and C. Mele 'Introduction' in C. Mele and J. Eade (eds), (2002) Understanding the City: Contemporary and Future Perspectives, Oxford: Blackwell, 340pp.

Eade, J. (2000) Placing London: From Imperial Capital to Global City (Berghahn Books).

Eade, J. (1997) 'Identity, Nation and Religion: Educated Young Bangladeshis in London's East End' in J. Eade (ed.), Living the Global City: Globalization as Social Process, London and New York: Routledge, pp. 146-162.

Eade, J. (1997) 'Introduction', in J. Eade (ed.), Living the Global City: Globalization as Social Process (Routledge), pp. 1-19.

Eade, J. (1997) 'Reconstructing Places: Changing Images of Locality in Docklands and Spitalfields' in J. Eade (ed.), Living the Global City: Globalization as Social Process, London and New York: Routledge, pp127-145.

Eade, J., M. Albrow, J. Duerrschmidt and N. Washbourne (1997) 'The Impact of Globalization on Sociological Concepts: Community, Culture and Milieu', in J. Eade (ed.), Living the Global City: Globalization as Social Process ( Routledge), pp20-36.

Eade, J. (1997) 'The Power of the Experts: The Plurality of Beliefs and Practices concerning Health and Illness among Bangladeshis in Contemporary Tower Hamlets, London', in M.Warboys and L. Marks (eds) Migrants, Minorities and Migrants, Minorities and Health: Historical and Contemporary Studies (Routledge), pp. 250-271.

Eade, J., Peach, C. and Vamplew, T. (1996) 'Bangladeshis in Britain: The Encapsulated Community', C. Peach (ed.) Ethnicity in the 1991 Census, London: HMSO, pp150-160.

Eade, J. (1996) 'Ethnicity and the Politics of Cultural Difference', in T. Ranger. Y. Samad and O. Stuart (eds.), Culture, Identity and Politics, Aldershot: Avebury.

Eade, J. (1996) 'Nationalism, Community and the Islamization of Urban Space' in B. Metcalf (ed.), Making Muslim Space in North America and Europe (University of California Press), pp. 217-233.

Eade, J. and Sallnow. M. (1991) 'Introduction' in J. Eade and M. Sallnow (eds), Contesting the Sacred: The Anthropology of Christian Pilgrimage, London: Routledge. Univ of Illinois Press, 2000.

Eade, J. (1991) `Order and power at Lourdes: Lay helpers and the organization of a pilgrimage shrine' in Eade and Sallnow (1991), pp. 25.


D. Garbin (2005) The Bangladeshi Diaspora: Community Dynamics, Transnational Politics and Islamist Activities, London: Foreign and Commonwealth Office, pp 27.

Eade, J. (2004) Rather than making upset, R.Bechler (ed.) Identities on the Move, London: British Council, pp. 10-27.

Eade, J. (2004) Vous avez dit villes globales?, S. Allemand, F. Ascher and J. Levy (eds) Les Sens du Mouvement Paris: Belin, pp. 198-206.

Eade, J. and Samad, Y. (2002) Community Perceptions of Forced Marriage, London: Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 114pp..

Barot. R, ed., (1993) The Political Articulation of Community and the Islamisation of Space, Religion and Ethnicity: Minorities and Social Change in the Metropolis, Kampen, The Netherlands: Kok Pharos


Albrow. M., Eade, J., Fennell, G. and.O'Byrne, D. (1994) Global/Local Relations in a London Borough: Shifting Boundaries and Localities, London: Roehampton Institute Department of Sociology and Social Policy.

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