Dorothea Ramahi is a PhD student at the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern studies under the supervision of Professor Yasir Suleiman. She gained her MPhil in Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge and her BA in liberal Arts and Sciences at the University College Maastricht (The Netherlands). For her MPhil she conducted research into the social networks of female converts to Islam in Britain. Her PhD stems from this research but extends beyond it in exploring the family context in conversion to Islam for both male and female converts. By looking closely at family dynamics, conversion becomes a lens through which to observe family ideologies, specific forms of relatedness in British families, and the make-up of secular modernity in its ambiguous relation between private and public spheres.