Somia Bibi BA (Hons), MA

Outreach Worker

Somia R Bibi is a Sociologist and researcher who joined Himaya Haven as a volunteer and is now an Outreach Worker. She has her BA (Hons) in Sociology & Psychology from Birmingham City University, a MA in Social Research & Social Change from Aston University & is presently writing up her PhD thesis at the University of Warwick.

She has worked for over 6 years in higher education as a lecturer and researcher. Having also undertaken work as a research consultant, mentor, and tutor.

Working within the community alongside undertaking research is a long-term passion. She wants to play a role in supporting and giving a space to those who can be pushed to the shadows.

Professional Development

  • Mental Health First Aider (2021, MHFA England)
  • Certificate of Attendance National Centre for Domestic Violence information session (2021)
  • Safeguarding training (AFCS, 2021)
  • Data Protection Training (AFCS, 2021)
  • Digital Skills Level 2 (accredited, 2021)
  • Digital Skills Level 1 (accredited, 2020)
  • Recording your Lectures using Screencast-O-Matic (BCU EDS, May 2020)
  • Erasmus+ ‘Sound Minds’ TCA (2nd-6th December 2019)
  • Supporting Students with Mental Health Difficulties (BCU, May 2018)
  • Nvivo10 – An Overview for Complete Beginners (University of Warwick, Nov 2014)
  • Beginners/intermediate Training in SPSS (Aspect Training, 2014)

Awards/Scholarships:

  • UK Community Heroes Award 2021 Nominee
  • ESRC 4-year scholarship at University of Warwick
  • Aston University/Banco Santander Scholarship
  • School of Social Sciences Annual Prize for Endeavours throughout the BA degree

Web-Based Publications

Bibi, R.S (2021) Prisoners’ Families: The Silent Victims on the Outside. Available from: https://www.desiblitz.com/content/prisoners-families-the-silent-victims-on-the-outside

Bibi, R.S. and Chikwira, L. (2020) We are not just Black and Asian Minority Ethnic women: Belonging and the politics of belonging. Discover Society. Available from:  https://discoversociety.org/2020/07/01/we-are-not-just-black-and-asian-minority-ethnic-women-belonging-and-the-politics-of-belonging/

Bibi, S. (2019) ‘No Going Back after the First Pluck?’ Beauty Demands Blog. Available from: http://beautydemands.blogspot.com/2019/12/no-going-back-after-first-pluck.html

Garner, S. and Bibi, S. (2016) ‘Skin-lightening Practices among Women in England: 1st Ever Base-line Survey.’ Beauty Demands Blog. Available from: http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:V2pAQXeoWroJ:beautydemands.blogspot.com/2016/05/skin-lightening-practices-among-women.html+&cd=9&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=uk

Garner, S. and Bibi, S. (2016) ‘Skin ‘Graft’: tHE politics of beauty’. Discover Society. Available from: http://discoversociety.org/2016/07/05/skin-graft-the-politics-of-beauty/

 

Research Reports

Bibi, R.S. (2020) Himaya Haven: Report & Statement of Accounts 1st April 2018- 31st March 2019 and 1st April 2019 – 31st March 2020. On behalf of third sector and non-profit organisation based in Birmingham: Himaya Haven. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1MBTqaCilneWyL269kgnNTQV-1qd9t7yE/view

Bibi, S. (2016) Skin-lightening in England a baseline survey: Preliminary findings and implications. http://www.skinlighteningengland.com/2016/01/project-report-skin-lightening.html

Media Work

Professional Memberships:

  • ATGENDER
  • British Sociological Association (BSA)
  • British Association for South Asian Studies (BASAS)
  • The Feminist Studies Association (FSA)
  • Social Research Association (SRA)

 

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