(2018) Chronic Illness in a Pakistani Labour Diaspora, Durham, N.C.: Carolina Academic Press
(2016) Marital Breakdown among British Asians: Conjugality, Legal Pluralism and New Kinship, London: Palgrave, shortlisted for the 2017 BSA Philip Abrams Memorial Prize
Co-edited books and special issues
(2017) co-edited with E. Rahman. ‘Infant Feeding: Medicalization, Normalization and Techniques of the Body', special issue of Women’s Studies International Forum
(2016) co-edited with S Pooley. Parenthood between Generations: Transforming Reproductive Cultures, Oxford: Berghahn
(2017) with A Qureshi and Z Khawaja. ‘Where there is no weighing scale: Newborn nourishment and care in Pakistani Punjab’ Women's Studies International Forum, 60.
(2017) with B Rogaly. ‘That’s where my perception of it all was shattered’: Oral histories and moral geographies of food sector workers in an English city region. Geoforum, 78: 189-198.
(2016) ‘Shehri (city) brides between Indian Punjab and the UK: transnational hypergamy, Sikh women’s agency and gendered geographies of power’, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 42(7): 1216-28.
(2014) with K Charsley and A Shaw. ‘Marital instability among British Pakistanis: transnationalism, conjugality and Islam’, Ethnic and Racial Studies, 37(2): 361-79
(2014) with S Salway, P Chowbey and L Platt. ‘Long-term ill health and the social embeddedness of work: a study in a post-industrial and multi-ethnic locality in the UK’, Sociology of Health and Illness, 36(7): 955-67
(2014) ‘Sending children to school “back home”: multiple moralities of Punjabi Sikh parents in Britain’, Journal of Moral Education 2(3): 213-226
(2014) ‘Culture shock on Southall Broadway: re-thinking second-generation return through geographies of Punjabiness’, South Asian Diaspora 6(2): 161-71 and republished by Routledge
(2013) ‘Sabar: body politics among middle-aged Pakistani migrant women’, Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 19(1): 120-137
(2013) ‘It’s not just pills and potions: depoliticizing health inequalities policy in the UK’, Anthropology & Medicine, 20(1): 1-12
(2013) with B Rogaly. ‘Diversity, urban space and the right to the provincial city’, Identities,20(4): 423-37 and republished by Routledge
(2013) with VJ Varghese and F Osella. ‘Indian Punjabi skilled migrants in Britain: of brain drain and under-employment’, Journal of Management Development, 32(2):182-92
(2012) ‘Pakistani labour migration and masculinity: industrial work, the body and transnationalism’, Global Networks, 12(4): 485-504
(2010) ‘Sickness, dreams and moral selfhood among migrant Pakistani Muslims’, Anthropology & Medicine, 17(3): 277-87
(2009) with S Salway ‘Long-term ill-health, ethnicity and poverty’, Ethnic Inequalities in Health and Social Care 2(3): 38-49
(2008) with L Platt, S Chowbey and P Chowbey. ‘Ill-health in the family: the intersection of employment and caring across households from four ethnic groups containing an adult with a long-term health condition’, Benefits: The Journal of Social Justice 16(1): 33-45
(2007) with S Salway, L Platt and P Chowbey. ‘Chronic illness and sickness-related benefits: exploring ethnic differences and similarities in access’, Sociology of Health and Illness, 29(6): 907-930 and republished by Routledge
(2017) ‘Transnational families’, pp.256-8 in K Jacobsen, G Mann, K Myrvold and E Nesbitt (eds) Encyclopaedia of Sikhism, Leiden: Brill
(2016) ‘First-time parenthood among migrant Pakistanis: gender and generation in the postpartum period’, pp.160-80 in K Qureshi and S Pooley (eds) Parenthood between generations: transforming reproductive cultures, Oxford: Berghahn
(2015) ‘Migration, belonging and the body that births: Pakistani women in Britain’, pp.14-32 in M Unnithan and S Khanna (eds) The cultural politics of reproduction: migration, health, and family making, Oxford: Berghahn
(2015) ‘Beyond code-switching: young Punjabi Sikhs in Britain’, forthcoming in K Myrvold and K Jacobsen (eds) Young Sikhs in a global world, Aldershot: Ashgate
(2015) ‘Sending children ‘back home’ for their (mis)education’, pp.281-295 in S Irudaya Rajan, VJ Varghese and A Nanda (eds) Migrations, mobility and multiple affiliations: Punjabis in a transnational world, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
(2014) with F Osella. ‘Punjabi diaspora and educational development’, pp.103-115 in I Rajan (ed) India Migration Report 2014: Diaspora and Development, New Delhi: Routledge.
(2013) with F Osella. ‘Transnational schooling in Indian Punjab: designer migrants and cultural politics’, pp. 99-115 in L Bartlett and A Ghaffar-Kucher (eds) Lives in motion: migration and education in global perspective, New York: Routledge
(2013) ‘Sikh associational life in Britain: gender and generation in the public sphere’, pp.92-110 in E Gallo (ed) Migration and religion in Europe: comparative perspectives on South Asian experiences, Aldershot: Ashgate
(2012) with VJ Varghese and F Osella. ‘Transnationalism and ambivalence’, pp.13-63 in P Pitkänen, A Içduygu and D Sert (eds) Migration and transformation, Dordrecht: Springer
(2010) with A Shaw. ‘Migration, family and British social policy in the late 20th century’ pp.111-32 in J Fink, A Lundqvist and N Tadmor (eds), Changing relations of welfare: family, gender and migration in Britain and Scandinavia, Avebury: Ashgate
(2009) ‘Gender and the poetics of chronic ill-health: British Pakistani experiences’, pp.163-83 in S Ahmad (ed) Pakistani women: multiple locations and competing narratives, Karachi: OUP
(2008) with A Shaw. ‘Kinship obligations, gender and the life-course: Re-writing migration from Pakistan to Britain’ pp.105-28 in V Kalra (ed), Pakistani diasporas: culture, conflict and change, Karachi: Oxford University Press
(2006) with A Shaw. ‘Family care and transnational kinship’, pp.259-74 in M Richards and F Ebtehaj (eds) Kinship matters, London: Hart
(2017) ‘Divorce in the Pakistani diaspora’
(2016) ‘Samina leaves home’
(2016) with S Pooley. ‘Does the state alter what it means to be a parent?’
(2016) with S Pooley. ‘Is it inevitable you’ll turn into your mother?’