Sundas Ali recently completed a Foresight project on the future of identities in the United Kingdom for the Government Office for Science and is undertaking another Foresight project that looks at the future of cities in relation to belonging, citizenship, and identity. She is also analysing the 2011 Census data on Muslims for the Muslim Council of Britain.
Dr. Ali's research interests encompass national identity and belonging, particularly in relation to Muslims in Britain. Her publications include several journal articles and book chapters on minorities, ethnic identity, and public opinion. She has also worked with the team conducting the 2010 Ethnic Minority British Election Survey and has carried out policy work for the Aga Khan Foundation on minority groups in Britain.
She completed her doctorate in sociology from Nuffield College at the University of Oxford.