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Sept 30: Conference Day 1


9.00: REGISTRATION

 

9.30: WELCOME TO COUNTRY | EZ G.23

Introducing AAIMS

Professor Shahram Akbarazdeh, AAIMS President

Conference Introduction

Professor Linda Briskman, Margaret Whitlam Chair of Social Work, Western Sydney University

 

10.00: KEYNOTE | EZ G.23

Professor Deepa Kumar, Rutgers University

Terrorcraft: The Making of the Radicalized Terrorist Threat

Chair: Professor Linda Briskman, Western Sydney University

 

11.00: MORNING TEA

 

11.30: PARALLEL SESSION 1: A, B, C & D

 

PANEL 1 A | EZ G.22

James Godfrey, University of London

Workers within English universities must have “due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”-the ‘Prevent duty’

Sara Cheikh Husain, Deakin University

Towards Combating Islamophobia: The Context of the Muslim Community Organisations in Victoria

Dr Wardah Al Katiri, Universitas Nahdlatul Ulama Surabaya

Religious Extremism in Post-Everything. A Critical Theory Perspective

 

PANEL 1 B | EZ G.23

Dr Sam Cherribi, Emory University

The Fuzzy Processes of Islamist Radicalization: Belgium and the Netherlands Compared

Mohamed Ahmed Hamed, University of Newcastle

Jihad as theological and political discourse: A critical analysis of relevant literature

Dr Mubashar Hasan, University of Oslo

Politics of Islam in Everyday life of Bangladeshi Muslims

 

PANEL 1 C | EZ G.36

Dr Sherene Idriss, Deakin University

Muslim Australian young women and discursive constructions of girlhood

Dr Leila Ben Mcharek, The University of Western Australia

Female Radicalisation in the Shadows of the “Tunisian Spring”

Firdaws Karim, Western Sydney University

Gendered strategies of resilience amongst Australian Muslim Women: Racism and (in)visibility

 

PANEL 1 D | EZ 1.57

Heela Popal, University of Sydney

Normalising Islamophobia: Pauline Hanson’s One Nation, the Liberal Party of Australia and the current othering discourse.

Ayah Abubasheer, Australian Catholic University

Islam, Te Da’wa and pious Women’s activism in Gaza

Waheed Akhtar, Western Sydney University

Volunteerism in Islam: Concept and Practice

 

1.00: LUNCH

 

2.00: PARALLEL SESSION 2: A, B & C


PANEL 2 A | EZ G.22

Professor Riaz Hassan, Flinders University

Muslim Women and Textual Authoritarianism

Laily Hafidzah, Western Sydney University

Being Women Sufi in Modern Life: An Anthropological Study of Women Members within the Naqshabandiyyah Nazimiyyah Sufi Order

Flavia Bellieni Zimmerman, The University of Western Australia

Pakistani women and honour: understanding gender and religious identity in Australia

 

PANEL 2 B | EZ G.23

Dr Jan Ali, Western Sydney University

Muslim Women Leading Gender-Mixed Congregational Prayers in Mosques: A Legal Conundrum

Muhammed Aksu, University of Western Australia

Marginalised Muslim Masculinity on Western Screens

Mehri Bagheri, University of Tabriz

Society as “Cult of Personality”

 

PANEL 2 C | EZ G.36

Dr Azim Zahir, University of Western Australia

Evolution of Salafi-Jihadism and Its Links to Salafism in the Maldives

Yousif Al-Hilli, University of Birmingham & Dr Mohammad Mesbahi, The Islamic College (London)

The Forgotten Uprising: The 1991 Intifadha and The Political Role of Shia Clerics in Iraq

Husam Al-Janabi, Deakin University

The Impact of Religious Scholars on Saudi Arabian and Iranian Relations

 

3.30: AFTERNOON TEA

 

3.45: PARALLEL SESSION 3: A, B, C & D

 

PANEL 3 A | EZ G.22

Muhammad Dan Suleiman, University of Western Australia

Between “Ghuluw” and “Ghaflah”: The Islamic concept of moderation and the pitfalls of Western counter extremism discourse

Dr Jennifer E. Cheng, Western Sydney University

‘So I can’t ask a Muslim girl where she got her scarf from?’ The Denial of Anti-Muslim Racism in Australia

Dr Lütfiye Ali, Victoria University

Australian Muslim Women’s Borderlands Identity: A Feminist, Decolonial Approach

3.45

PANEL 3 B | EZ G.23

Dr Ghena Krayem, The University of Sydney & Dr Mehal Krayem, University of Technology Sydney

Challenges of Insider Research in the Islamic Family Law Context

Fulya Vatansever, Southern Cross University

Writing (Turkish) Space: (Re)locating Turkey across Shifting Geopolitical and Geocultural Imaginations

Zia Ul Hasnain, National University of Modern Languages Islamabad

The media and its role in cultural rapprochement between Syrian refugees and citizens: An analytical study

 

PANEL 3 C | EZ G.36

Nisaul Fadillah, University of Western Sydney

Split role of Majelis Taklim Preachers: becoming political candidates or electoral brokers

Sri Mulyati, Islamic National University of Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta

Sufi Healing’ in Indonesia: An updated Study of Rehabilitation Methods practiced by Qadiriyya Naqshbandiyya Sufi Order

Assistant Professor Alena Kulinich, University of Oxford

“Satan threatens you with poverty…”, the use of the Qur’an in the medieval debate on the precedence of wealth over poverty

 

PANEL 3 D | EZ 1.57

Amy Pisani, University of New South Wales

The denial of Muslim victimhood in Australian text-based news media

Associate Lecturer Emna Malas, Charles Sturt University

Exploring End-of-life treatment decisions in Muslims: A systemic scoping review

Sonia Qadir, The University of New South Wales

“Security” as a Colonial Project: Imagining Alternative Futures in the Islamicate

5.15

 


Oct 1: Conference Day 2

 

9.00: OPENING | EZ G.23

Professor Kevin Dunn, Pro Vice Chancellor Research, Western Sydney University

 

9.30: KEYNOTE | EZ G.23

Professor Fethi Mansouri, Deakin University

On the Discursive and Epistemological Categorisation of Islam and Muslims in the West: Religion, Politics and Social Relations

Chair: Professor Kevin Dunn, Western Sydney University

 

10.30: MORNING TEA

 

11.00: PARALLEL SESSION 4: A, B & C

 

PANEL 4 A | EZ G.22

Professor Kevin Dunn, Dr Rachel Sharples & Dr Thierno Diallo, Western Sydney University

Dissecting Islamophobia: understanding the racialisation of a religion using latent class analysis

Abdul Alajlan, Deakin University

Religion and the rule of law- Saudi Arabia as a case study

Mehrnosh Lajevardi Fatemi, Western Sydney University

Shia leadership in Sydney, Australia (theory and practice)

 

PANEL 4 B | EZ G.23

Dr Amna Nazir, Birmingham City University

Apostasy Laws and Freedom of Religion in Islam: Challenging the Status Quo

Associate Professor Julian Millie, Monash University

Quality assurance and Islamic education in the post-colonial state

Nada Labib, The University of Sydney

Islam or culture? Allowance and restrictions on Australian-Muslim women’s higher education and career choices

 

12.30: LUNCH

1.00

1.00: AAIMS ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING | EZ G. 23

 

2.00: KEYNOTE | EZ G.23

Dr Shakira Hussein, The University of Melbourne

Flying the Anti-Racist Flag

Chair: Professor Shahram Akbarzadeh, AAIMS President

 

3.00: AFTERNOON TEA

3.15

3.15: PARALLEL SESSION 5: A, B & C

 

PANEL 5 A | EZ G.22

Dr Maria Bhatti, Western Sydney University

The Implementation of Shariah in the Postmodern World

Mohammad Hasan Basri, Western Sydney University

‘Green Islam’ in Indonesia: Prospects and Challenges

Dr Imran Lum, Australian Catholic University

Challenges of Structuring Islamic Finance Transactions in Australia Flying the Anti-Racist Flag

 

PANEL 5 B | EZ G.23

Bilquis Ghani & Dr Lucy Fiske, University of Technology Sydney

Art is my language, Afghan cultural production challenging Islamophobic stereotypes

Dr Anisa Buckley, The University of Melbourne & The University of Sydney

Not ‘Completely’ Divorced: Muslim Women in Australia Negotiating Muslim Family Law

Dr Leticia Anderson & Dr Kathomi Gatwiri, Southern Cross University

Minoritised academics talking about marginalised subjects: Islamophobia, racism and the academy

 

PANEL 5 C | EZ G.36

Dr Derya Iner, Charles Sturt University

The Most Vulnerable Victims of Islamophobia: Children

Associate Professor Mehmet Ozalp & Mirela Cufurovic, Charles Sturt University

Challenges and Issues Faced by Australian Muslim Youth in the Presence of Islamophobia and Societal Pressures

Ashleigh Barbe-Winter, Western Sydney University

“Australian Muslims in parenting order cases: Discourses of family violence and Muslim identity”

 

4.45: CONFERENCE CLOSING | EZ G. 23



Information about keynotes:


Professor Deepa Kumar is a professor of journalism and media studies at Rutgers University in New York. Professor Kumar’s research centres on Islamophobia, empire, culture, gender, race, class in the media, neoliberalism, labor and social class. Her work is driven by an active engagement with the issues of neoliberalism and imperialism. Professor Kumar recently published the book Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire.

 

Professor Fethi Mansouri holds the UNESCO Chair on ‘Cultural Diversity and Social Justice’ and is the Director of Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalization. He specialises in migration studies, comparative refugee research, global Islamic politics and multiculturalism and intercultural relations. Since 2010, Professor Mansouri has been serving as an expert advisor to the UN on cultural diversity and intercultural relations. Last year, he co-authored Intercultural contact, knowledge of Islam, and prejudice against muslims in Australia.


Dr Shakira Hussein is a writer and researcher for the National Centre for Excellence in Islamic Studies, The University of Melbourne. Dr Hussein has completed extensive research into gender, multiculturalism and Islam as well as Muslim women, gendered violence and radicalised political discourse. She recently co-authored journal article We’re Not Multicultural, but…

 


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