Fellow: Meer
Elected: 2020
Discipline: Economics and Social Sciences
Professor Dr Nasar Meer
Professor of Sociology, University Of Edinburgh
Professor Nasar Meer is based at the University of Edinburgh and works on a number of related topics, mainly to do with how societies frame unity and diversity. This includes the study of racial inequalities, global migration, how national identities are constructed and what makes up the thing we call citizenship. This work is ‘multi- scalar’ (which means it focuses on the local, the national and cross-national) and rests at the interface between social science research and public policy. He works closely with third sector groups and has previously worked with UK and devolved governments, as well as international bodies including the United Nations (UN).