Australian Association of Islamic and Muslim Studies (AAIMS)
AAIMS is an inter-disciplinary network of scholars at Australian universities. AAIMS promotes teaching and research excellence on Islam and Muslim experiences as a minority or majority.
The Australian Association of Islamic and Muslim Studies (AAIMS) is committed to promoting scholarly studies of Islam and Muslim societies. This includes studies of Islam as a religion, as well as the lived experience of Muslims in Australia and beyond. Indonesia for example has the largest Muslim population, representing a Muslim majority state, while India accounts for a sizable Muslim minority.
AAIMS will encourage Australian-based projects on these lived experiences to enhance knowledge. Through a series of events, prizes and conferences, AAIMS will generate a network for scholars to engage with policy makers in this important field and contribute to the public discourse on Islam and Muslim societies.
AAIMS reflects the multidisciplinary nature of scholarship in Islamic and Muslim studies. It includes key social sciences and humanities disciplines of law and legal studies, anthropology, sociology, political science, philosophy and theology.
The Executive Committee (elected at AGM 18 December 2017):
President. Prof Shahram Akbarzadeh (Deakin)
Vice President. A/Prof Lily Rahim (University of Sydney)
Secretary. Dr Joshua Roose (ACU)
Treasurer. Dr Melinda Rankin (University of Sydney)
A/Prof Halim Rane (Griffith)
Susie Latham (Curtin)
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