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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    • Statement on the Release of Dr Kylie Moore-Gilbert

      AAIMS is very relieved and happy to hear about the release of our member, Dr Kylie Moore-Gilbert, after 804 days of imprisonment in Iran.

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    • COVID-19 Membership Fee Relief

      AAIMS recognises the significant impact of the pandemic and to support our colleagues we are offering a waiver on all membership fees for new and former members until 31 July 2020, as well as fee-free membership renewals for current members experienc…

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    • Statement of Solidarity with Dr Kylie Moore-Gilbert

      We wish to express our deep concern about the welfare of one of our members, Dr Kylie Moore-Gilbert, a Lecturer in Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Melbourne who has been imprisoned in Evin Prison in Tehran, Iran since September 2018.

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    AAIMS Quarterly

    • Recycled Elites and the Challenge of Governance Reform in the ‘New Malaysia’

      LILY ZUBAIDAH RAHIM Recycled Elites and Regime Change Malaysia’s Pakatan Haparan (Alliance of Hope, henceforth Harapan) coalition unexpectedly defeated the Barisan National (National Front, henceforth BN) coalition government in the May 2018 ge…

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    • Religion and Happiness

      BRYAN TURNER If we ask what makes us happy, one obvious response might be ‘it depends on what you mean by happiness”. In our edited book on Regimes of Happiness (Contreras-Vejar, Jen and Turner, 2019), we approached the problem by talking about ‘r…

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    • Fighting Fire with Fire: How to combat Islamic State’s propaganda in cyberspace

      ANOOSHE MUSHTAQ It is vital for counter terrorism strategies to fight terrorism on the intellectual and ideological front. Islamic State will continue to wreak havoc on the international community through its war in cyberspace, regardless of th…

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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 1 October 2019):

President. A/Prof Halim Rane (Griffith University)

Vice President. Dr Zuleyha Keskin (Charles Sturt University)

Secretary. Dr Raihan Ismail (ANU)

Treasurer. Dr Leticia Anderson (Southern Cross)

General Executive: Dr Joshua Roose (ACU)

General Executive: Dr Jan Ali (Western Sydney University)

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