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Yasmin is a sociologist interested in how different types of inequality and injustice are produced, lived with and remade and how these processes create new forms of local and global inclusion and dispossession.

Before she came to King's in September 2021, Yasmin taught in the Sociology department at Goldsmiths and was co-director of the Centre for Feminist Research.

Yasmin is also a yoga teacher, exploring contemplative social justice and embodied pedagogies.


Dr Gunaratnam is interested in the following fields:

  • Anti-racism
  • Feminist Theory
  • Diasporic dying, illness and care
  • Bodily and emotional life
  • Qualitative and creative research methods
  • Embodied teaching and learning


Dr Gunaratnam teaches the following modules:

  • Understanding the Social World
  • Introduction to Social Theory
  • Principles and Methods of Social Research

PhD Supervision

Dr Gunaratnam is happy to supervise PhD students in the following areas: diaspora, race and racism; feminist theory; illness and disability; death and dying; care.