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.

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    News

    • 'Australian Muslims and the challenge of Islamophobia and social distance' report launch, and AGM

      Please join us for the launch of the 'Australian Muslims and the challenge of Islamophobia and social distance' report by Professor Riaz Hassan, followed by our AGM.

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    • Professor Riaz Hassan AAIMS Prize for Best Honours Thesis

      AAIMS is pleased to announce the inaugural Professor Riaz Hassan AAIMS Prize for Best Honours Thesis. Read the full text here.

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    • Press Release on the attack on Professor Amin Saikal AM

      AAIMS has issued a press release rejecting the attack on AAIMS Advisory Board member, Professor Amin Saikal AM. Read the full text here.

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    AAIMS Quarterly

    • Marketing morality in Indonesia’s democracy

      VEDI HADIZ AND INAYA RAKHMANI This article is based on the authors’ project ‘Islamic Morality and Challenges to Democracy: A Study of Urban Lower and Middle Class Responses’. Millions of Muslims descended upon Jakarta in December 2016 and joined …

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    • Trump and the Iran-US Relations

      SHAHRAM AKBARZADEH US President Donald Trump’s invitation to meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani after a week-long exchange of hostile tweets was a surprising turnaround, but Rouhani had no choice but to reject the offer. Since the Trump adminis…

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    • What’s in a name? ‘Muslim’ (youth) gangs in Australia

      PAM NILAN In Australia ‘Muslim’ (youth) gangs are said to pose a risk to the public. That claim synthesises media-driven moral panic about young Muslim men in Australia with politically amplified public fear of ‘ethnic’ criminal gangs. Yet the ter…

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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)
Dr Susie Latham (Curtin)

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