Hussein Kesvani (2018) is a journalist, writer and editor based in London. He currently works as the U.K./Europe Editor of MEL Magazine. His freelance writing and reporting have appeared in The Independent, The Guardian, VICE, Al Jazeera, BBC Asian Network and The Observer.
Hussein’s work largely focuses on stories about subcultures, technology and religious communities. His main area of interest is the way in which new technologies that have emerged out of the social media age have impacted religious communities held together by centuries of tradition, patronage and ethnic lineage and, in turn, what the religious communities of the future might look like.
At the Carey Institute, Hussein will examine these questions in depth while at work on his first book, to be published by Hurst. The book features interviews, research and exclusive stories with some of Britain’s most influential Muslims, and explores how Internet culture, identity politics and mobile technology have changed what it means to be a Muslim living in the U.K.