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Zahid Shahab Ahmed
Job Title: Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellow
University Affiliation: Deakin University
Research Interests: Conflict Resolution, Peace Education, Peace and Security in the Muslim World, Regionalism
University Profile: http://www.deakin.edu.au/about-deakin/people/zahid-ahmed
Shahram Akbarzadeh
Job Title: Research Professor
University Affiliation: Deakin University
Research Interests: Middle East and Central Asia politics, Political Islam, Islam in the West
University Profile: http://www.deakin.edu.au/about-deakin/people/shahram-akbarzadeh
Oishee Alam
Job Title: Research Fellow
University Affiliation: Western Sydney University
Research Interests: Islamophobia, whiteness, racialisation (particularly of religious communities), secularism, religious conversion to Islam, Muslims in the West, bystander anti-racism, racism and racial bullying in schools..
University Profile: https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/staff_profiles/uws_profiles/ms_oishee_alam
Kinda AlSamara
Job Title: Researcher
University Affiliation: The University of Melbourne
Research Interests: Arabic and Islamic studies, middle eastern studies, history of science, gender, 19th century,
University Profile: http://blogs.adelaide.edu.au/architecture/tag/kinda-samara/
Nora Amath
Job Title: Adjunct Research Fellow
University Affiliation: Griffith University
Research Interests: Muslims-West relations, interfaith, community development, civil society
University Profile: yet to be finalised
Leticia Anderson
Job Title: Lecturer
University Affiliation: University of Sydney
Research Interests: Islamophobia and the news media; Theorisation of Islamophobia; inclusive higher education
University Profile: http://sydney.edu.au/nccc/people/profiles/leticia.anderson.php?apcode=ACADPROFILE300808
Mahsheed Ansari
Job Title: HDR Coordinator and Lecturer
University Affiliation: Charles Sturt University
Research Interests: Muslim societies, Islamic literature, Islamic History, Theology, Spirituality,
University Profile: https://arts-ed.csu.edu.au/centres/cisac/staff/profiles/staff-category-1/mahsheed-ansari
Evangelia Axiarlis
Job Title: Visiting Scholar
University Affiliation: Australian Catholic University
Research Interests: Turkish politics, Turkish-EU relations, political Islam, Islam in the West.
University Profile: Yet to be finalised
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Nasya Bahfen
Job Title: Senior lecturer
University Affiliation: La Trobe University
Research Interests: Journalism studies, Media studies
University Profile: http://www.latrobe.edu.au/cssi/staff-profiles/profile?uname=NYBahfen
Renae Barker
Job Title: Lecturer
University Affiliation: University of Western Australia
Research Interests: Law and religion, church and state, minority religious groups interaction with the Australian legal system
University Profile: http://research-repository.uwa.edu.au/en/persons/renae-barker(5346d867-ebb6-48f2-a4d2-97e2f1e5fe63).html
Kylie Baxter
Job Title: Lecturer
University Affiliation: The University of Melbourne
Research Interests: Gulf politics, Islamic politics, international relations of the Middle East
University Profile: http://findanexpert.unimelb.edu.au/display/person19985
Hanlie Booysen
Job Title: PhD Candidate
University Affiliation: Victoria University of Wellington
Research Interests: Islamism, Syria, Israel-Palestine conflict & Arab uprisings
University Profile: http://www.victoria.ac.nz/sacr/study/student-profiles/religious-studies-student-profiles
Howard Brasted
Job Title: Professor of History
University Affiliation: UNE
Research Interests: Current research engages the themes of: India and Pakistan, Islam in the Modern World, American Imperialism
University Profile: http://www.une.edu.au/staff-profiles/humanities/hbrasted
Mark Briskey
Job Title: Senior Lecturer
University Affiliation: Curtin University
Research Interests: Pakistan, Strategic Culture and Pakistan Army, South Asia history, organizational culture in South Asian militaries, Bangladesh
University Profile: http://search.curtin.edu.au/s/search.html?query=mark+briskey&collection=curtin-university&clive=curtin-web%2Ccurtin-staff%2Ccurtin-jobs%2Ccurtin-maps%2Ccurtin-entities
Linda Briskman
Job Title: Margaret Whitlam Chair of Social Work
University Affiliation: Western Sydney University
Research Interests: Indigenous rights; asylum seeker rights; challenging Islamophobia
University Profile: Under development
Anisa Buckley
Job Title: Business Development Manager
University Affiliation: University of Melbourne alumni
Research Interests: Muslim women, Islamic law, marriage and divorce, feminism, anthropology, sociology
University Profile: http://law.unimelb.edu.au/centres/cilis/about/graduate-researchers
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Susan Carland
Job Title: Lecturer and Deputy Director
University Affiliation: Monash University
Research Interests: Feminism, gender, sexism, multiculturalism, terrorism, Islam, Muslims, contemporary Australia
University Profile: http://profiles.arts.monash.edu.au/susan-carland/
Sara Cheikh Husain
Job Title: PhD student
University Affiliation: Deakin University
Research Interests: Muslim minority inclusion, social cohesion, intercultural understanding, multiculturalism, political Islam and Islamophobia.
University Profile: http://www.unesco-cdsj.com/739-2/
Dara Conduit
Job Title: Associate Research Fellow
University Affiliation: Deakin University
Research Interests: Islamism, political violence, non-state actors, Syria, Iran, contentious politics
University Profile: http://www.deakin.edu.au/about-deakin/people/dara-conduit
Hakan Coruh
Job Title: Lecturer of Islamic Studies
University Affiliation: Charles Sturt University
Research Interests: Qur'anic exegesis (tafsīr), Qur'anic studies, classical exegesis and modern exegesis, modern Islamic thought, Hadith Studies, Islamic Jurisprudence (fiqh) and Islamic Legal Theories, Islamic spirituality, Islamic systematic theology (kalām)
University Profile: https://arts-ed.csu.edu.au/centres/cisac/staff/profiles/staff-category-1/hakan-coruh
Melissa Crouch
Job Title: Senior Lecturer
University Affiliation: University of New South Wales
Research Interests: Indonesian Law, Myanmar law; Law and Religion; Law and Development; Constitutional Law; Administrative Law; Comparative Law; Legal Pluralism in Southeast Asia
University Profile: http://www.law.unsw.edu.au/profile/melissa-crouch
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Renee Davidson
Job Title: Research Assistant
University Affiliation: Deakin Univeristy
Research Interests: Regional security, Persian Gulf, Islamic history
University Profile: NA
Damian Doyle
Job Title: PhD researcher
University Affiliation: The Australian National University
Research Interests: social movements, contentious politics, Iraq
University Profile: http://www.anu.edu.au/news/for-journalists/mr-damian-doyle
Adis Duderija
Job Title: Lecturer in Study of Islam and Society
University Affiliation: Griffith University
Research Interests: progressive islam, neo-traditional salafism, Islam and gender, contemporary Islamic hermeneutics, western Muslims' identity construction , inter-faith dialogue and inter-religious hermeneutics
University Profile: https://experts.griffith.edu.au/academic/a.duderija
Tristan Dunning
Job Title: Adjunct Research Fellow (School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry); Sessional Teaching Instructor (School of Political Science and International Studies)
University Affiliation: The University of Queensland
Research Interests: Islamism(s); Islamic and national movements in the Middle East, particularly the cases of Palestine, Kurdistan, Iraq and Syria; Critical approaches to terrorism, radicalisation and state violence; Everyday life in Iran
University Profile: http://researchers.uq.edu.au/researcher/9701
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Ryan Edwards
Job Title: PhD Candidate
University Affiliation: University of Melbourne
Research Interests: Australian Muslims/Muslims in the West
University Profile: https://unimelb.academia.edu/RyanEdwards
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Salim Farrar
Job Title: Associate Professor
University Affiliation: Sydney University
Research Interests: Islamic Jurisprudence and human rights, Muslim minorities and the Law, Islamic ethics and theology, approaches to countering violent extremism
University Profile: Sydney.edu.au/law/about/profiles/salim.farrar
Greg Fealy
Job Title: Associate Professor
University Affiliation: The Australian National University
Research Interests: Indonesian Islam, Islamic politics, Southeast Asian Islam, terrorism.
University Profile: https://researchers.anu.edu.au/researchers/fealy-gj
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Zouhir Gabsi
Job Title: Lecturer in Arabic and Islamic Studies
University Affiliation: Deakin University
Research Interests: language teaching, minority languages and more recently Islamophobia, Arab Spring, Youth Identity and Islamic Discourse
University Profile: http://www.unesco-cdsj.com/dr-zouhir-gabsi/
Bilquis Ghani
Job Title: Casual academic
University Affiliation: University of Technology Sydney
Research Interests: Cultural production, gender, Afghanistan, art, culture
University Profile: https://m.uts.edu.au/staff/bilquis.ghani
Naser Ghobadzadeh
Job Title: Research Fellow
University Affiliation: Australian Catholic University
Research Interests: Political Theology, Religion-state relations, middle east politics, Iran
University Profile: http://isj.acu.edu.au/people/dr-naser-ghobazadeh/
Michele Grossman
Job Title: Research Professor in Diversity and Community Resilience
University Affiliation: Deakin University - Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship
Research Interests: countering violent extremism, cultural diversity and community resilience, gender and terrorism, communitarian identity and activism
University Profile: http://www.deakin.edu.au/about-deakin/people/michele-grossman (not populated yet!)
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Vedi Hadiz
Job Title: Professor
University Affiliation: University of Melbourne
Research Interests: Political sociology, political economy, Islamic politics, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Middle East
University Profile: http://findanexpert.unimelb.edu.au/display/person760458
Sekneh Hammoud-Beckett
Job Title: Psychologist; Supervisor
University Affiliation: Macquarie University
Research Interests: Narrative therapy; young people navigating diverse genders and sexualities from faith based groups
University Profile: https://mypassword.mq.edu.au/directory/index.php?type=browse&cat=staff&id=DB8CDA0A-0648-11DB-A73C-8E79584481EE&SearchStr=occupational%20first%20aider&SearchCat=All&ExactMatch=
Rosemary Hancock
Job Title: Lecturer
University Affiliation: University of Notre Dame
Research Interests: Islam in the West; Religion and progressive social movements; Religion & politics; Islamic environmentalism; Islam online; Islam and Gender; social justice
University Profile: https://www.nd.edu.au/sydney/schools/theology/staff/rosemary-hancock
Lena Hanifah Hasan Basuni
Job Title: PhD Student
University Affiliation: University of New South Wales
Research Interests: Islamic Law, Indonesian Family Law, Feminism, Women's Rights, Indonesian Customary Law, Legal Pluralism.
University Profile: http://www.law.unsw.edu.au/research/current-research-students
Riaz Hassan
Job Title: Director, International Center for Muslim and non-Muslim Understanding/Emeritus Professor of Sociology
University Affiliation: University of South Australia/Flinders University
Research Interests: Muslim societies, sociology of housing, political violence and social demography.
University Profile: https://people.unisa.edu.au/Riaz.Hassan http://www.flinders.edu.au/people/riaz.hassan
Dzavid Haveric
Job Title: Adjunct Research Fellow
University Affiliation: Charles Sturt University
Research Interests: Islamic history, Islamic civilisation, Muslim identities, Sufism and interfaith dialogue, cultural-religious diversity, social policies, multiculturalism and cosmopolitanism.
University Profile: https://arts-ed.csu.edu.au/centres/cisac/staff/profiles/staff-category-1/dr-dzavid-haveric2
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Sherene Idriss
Job Title: Adjunct Fellow School of Social Sciences and Pyschology
University Affiliation: Western Sydney University
Research Interests: Ethnicity and migration, Youth, Islamophobia, Subculture, Gender
University Profile: https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/religion_and_society/people/researchers
Derya Iner
Job Title: Senior Lecturer, Higher Degree Research Coordinator, Lecturer, Research-Fellow
University Affiliation: Charles Sturt University
Research Interests: Islamophobia, Muslim Identity and the West, Australian and Western Muslims, Early 20th century Islamic intellectual history, Ottoman women's history
University Profile: https://arts-ed.csu.edu.au/centres/cisac/staff/profiles/staff-category-1/derya-iner
Raihan Ismail
Job Title: Lecturer
University Affiliation: ANU
Research Interests: Political Islam, sectarian politics in the Middle East and religious institutions in Muslim societies
University Profile: https://researchers.anu.edu.au/researchers/ismail-rb
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Martin Kear
Job Title: Sessional Lecturer
University Affiliation: University of Sydney
Research Interests: Political participation of Islamist movements, political violence, terrorism, Palestinian/Israeli Conflict
University Profile: https://sydney.academia.edu/MartinKear
Aicha Kerris
Job Title: Lecturer
University Affiliation: Charles Sturt University
Research Interests: Language & Identity, Second language acquisition , Teaching Islamic Studies in Western context, the affect of the Arabic language on the brain, The Eloquence of the Holy Qur'an.
University Profile: ed.csu.edu.au/centres/cisac/staff
Ghena Krayem
Job Title: Senior Lecturer
University Affiliation: University of Sydney
Research Interests: Islam and Muslims in Australia; Muslim Women; Islamic Law; Multiculturalism; Family Law; Dispute Resolution
University Profile: http://sydney.edu.au/law/about/people/profiles/ghena.krayem.php
Mehal Krayem
Job Title: Researcher and Tutor
University Affiliation: University of Technology, Sydney
Research Interests: Identity, race, racism, gender, whiteness, multiculturalism, migration, media, representation
University Profile: http://www.uts.edu.au/staff/mehal.krayem
Samantha Kruber
Job Title: PhD Candidate/Teaching Associate
University Affiliation: Monash University
Research Interests: Foreign fighters, political violence, Middle East politics and international relations
University Profile: https://au.linkedin.com/in/samantha-kruber-6bb208b0
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John Langmore
Job Title: Professorial Fellow
University Affiliation: Melbourne
Research Interests: Global governance; peaceful conflict resolution
University Profile: School of Social and Political Sciences
Susie Latham
Job Title: PhD Candidate
University Affiliation: Curtin University
Research Interests: Muslim women; Islamophobia
University Profile: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Susie_Latham/publications?pubType=article
Ronan Lee
Job Title: PhD Candidate
University Affiliation: Deakin University
Research Interests: Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims, Political Islam
University Profile: http://www.deakin.edu.au/about-deakin/people/ronan-lee
Tim Lindsey
Job Title: Malcolm Smith Professor of Asain Law, Redmond Barry Distinguidhed Professor
University Affiliation: University of Melbourne
Research Interests: Islam, law and the state in Southeast Asia
University Profile: http://law.unimelb.edu.au/about/staff/tim-lindsey
Terence Lovat
Job Title: Emeritus Professor
University Affiliation: The University of Newcastle, Australia & University of Oxford, UK
Research Interests: Islam, Theology, Religious & Values Education
University Profile: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/terry-lovat
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Benjamin MacQueen
Job Title: Senior Lecturer
University Affiliation: Monash University
Research Interests: Middle East Politics, Conflict Resolution, Democratisation, Refugees
University Profile: http://profiles.arts.monash.edu.au/benjamin-macqueen/
Jessica Mamone
Job Title: Sessional Academic Teacher
University Affiliation: Griffith University
Research Interests: Australian Military, Right Wing Extremism, Cultural Awareness, Muslim Societies, Islam-West Relations
University Profile: https://au.linkedin.com/in/jessica-mamone-260a5b38
Fethi Mansouri
Job Title: Professor/Director, Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation
University Affiliation: Deakin Univeristy
Research Interests: Migration studies, Comparative refugee research, Global Islamic Politics, Multiculturalism and intercultural relations
University Profile: www.fethimansouri.com; https://www.deakin.edu.au/about-deakin/people/fethi-mansouri
Milad Milani
Job Title: Lecturer
University Affiliation: Western Sydney University
Research Interests: Sufism: Sufi history and hermeneutics; Islam: Islamic historiography, Islamic political thought; religion: history of religion, comparative religious studies, religion and politics, religion in Iran and the Persianate world.
University Profile: https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/staff_profiles/uws_profiles/doctor_milad_milani
Julian Millie
Job Title: Associate Professor and Future Fellow, Anthropology, School of Social Sciences
University Affiliation: Monash University
Research Interests: Islamic practice and society in Indonesia, Genres of Islam in Southeast Asia
University Profile: http://profiles.arts.monash.edu.au/julian-millie/
Kylie Moore-Gilbert
Job Title: PhD candidate
University Affiliation: University of Melbourne
Research Interests: History and politics of the Persian Gulf, political Shi'ism, youth movements and online activism, opposition under authoritarianism.
University Profile: http://svbh.academia.edu/KylieMooreGilbert
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Mehmet Ozalp
Job Title: Director, Centre for Islamic Studies and Civilisation
University Affiliation: Charles Sturt University
Research Interests: Contemporary issues around Islam and Muslims Islamic Theology Islamic History Social cohesion Muslim Identity Interfaith relations
University Profile: http://arts-ed.csu.edu.au/centres/cisac/staff/profiles/director/mehmet-ozalp
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Mahmoud Pargoo
Job Title: PhD Candidate
University Affiliation: Australian Catholic University
Research Interests: Sharia and Islamic Law, Iran
University Profile: https://isj.acu.edu.au/people/mahmood-pargoo/
Daniel Peterson
Job Title: PhD Candidate/Research Assistant
University Affiliation: Australian Catholic University
Research Interests: Islam in Indonesia
University Profile: irps.acu.edu.au
Mario Peucker
Job Title: postdoctoral research fellow
University Affiliation: Victoria University
Research Interests: Muslim citizenship and community activism
University Profile: https://www.vu.edu.au/contact-us/mario-peucker
Sarah Phillips
Job Title: Senior Lecturer
University Affiliation: The University of Sydney
Research Interests: Post-Weberian statehood and state "failure", the securitsation of development, post-colonial perspectives on international relations, the politics of contemporary state-building, the management of violence beyond the state, informal institutions, and Yemeni politics.
University Profile: http://sydney.edu.au/arts/government_international_relations/staff/profiles/sarah.phillips.php
Adam Possamai
Job Title: Professor
University Affiliation: Western Sydney University
Research Interests: Sociology of Religion
University Profile: https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/religion_and_society/people/researchers/associate_professor_adam_possamai
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Lily Rahim
Job Title: Associate Professor
University Affiliation: University of Sydney
Research Interests: Democratisation, authoritarian governance, political Islam, ethnic politics
University Profile: http://sydney.edu.au/arts/government_international_relations/staff/profiles/lily.rahim.php
Halim Rane
Job Title: Associate Professor
University Affiliation: Griffith University
Research Interests: Islamic Studies; Islamic thought; Muslim communities in Australia
University Profile: https://www.griffith.edu.au/humanities-languages/school-humanities-languages-social-science/staff/halim-rane
Melinda Rankin
Job Title: Lecturer & Associate
University Affiliation: University of Sydney
Research Interests: Mary Kaldor, new wars, human security, civil society, political violence, militarism, Iran.
University Profile: http://sydney.edu.au/arts/ciss/people/melinda_rankin.shtml
Ben Rich
Job Title: Lecturer in International Relations and Security Studies
University Affiliation: Curtin
Research Interests: Saudi Arabia, Middle East Politics, Authoritarianism, IR theory (realism), Terrorism, Insurgency
University Profile: http://oasisapps.curtin.edu.au/staff/profile/view/Ben.Rich
Joshua Roose
Job Title: Director, Institute for Religion, Politics and Society
University Affiliation: Australian Catholic University
Research Interests: Political Islam, Islamic Law, Muslims in Western Contexts, Citizenship, Masculinity, Populism
University Profile: https://irps.acu.edu.au/people/dr-joshua-roose/
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Abdullah Saeed
Job Title: Sultan of Oman Professor in Arab and Islamic Studies
University Affiliation: University of Melbourne
Research Interests: Qur'anic hermeneutics; reform of Islamic law; Islam and human rights; Islam in Australia
University Profile: http://provost.unimelb.edu.au/?a=468113
Amin Saikal
Job Title: University Distinguished Professor of Political Science, Public Policy Fellow, Chair of the Middle East Reference Group, and Director of the Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies (The Middle East and Central Asia)
University Affiliation: Australian National University
Research Interests: Politics, history, political economy and international relations of the Middle East and Central Asia, and the role of Islam in these two regions.
University Profile: https://researchers.anu.edu.au/researchers/saikal-a#biography
Shima Shahbazi
Job Title: PhD candidate
University Affiliation: University of Sydney
Research Interests: critical race and gender studies, intersectional feminism, literary studies, critical theory, decolonial theory, Iranian and Iraqi women's writings, microhistory, life history
University Profile: http://sydney.edu.au/arts/arabic/postgrad_research/projects.shtml
Kumuda Simpson
Job Title: Lecturer
University Affiliation: La Trobe University
Research Interests: US-Iran relations, climate change and MENA, Nuclear proliferation and energy security in MENA
University Profile: https://latrobe.academia.edu/KumudaSimpson
Lucia Sorbera
Job Title: Senior Lecturer
University Affiliation: the University of Sydney
Research Interests: Gender and Women's History, Middle East and North Africa's Political and Cultural History, Egypt, Social Movements, Human Rights, Cinema
University Profile: http://sydney.edu.au/arts/slc/staff/profiles/lucia.sorbera.php
Marika Sosnowski
Job Title: PhD candidate
University Affiliation: University of Melbourne
Research Interests: Syria, Lebanon, rebel governance, state building, peace and conflict, peace building, mediation
University Profile: unimelb.edu.au
Kerstin Steiner
Job Title: Associate Professor
University Affiliation: La Trobe University
Research Interests: The study of Southeast Asian legal systems, touching on issues such as: comparative law methodology when undertaking Southeast Asian legal studies; notions of legal pluralism in particular in regards to the applicability of Islamic law in Southeast Asia; and implementation, adaptation and interpretation of international law in the Southeast Asian context.

University Profile: http://www.latrobe.edu.au/law/staff/profile?uname=KSteiner
Muhammad Dan Suleiman
Job Title: PhD Candidate
University Affiliation: The University of Western Australia
Research Interests: Terrorism and Political Violence, Peace and Security in Africa, States and Societies in West Africa, Postcolonial Studies, International Security
University Profile: http://www.socialsciences.uwa.edu.au/research/postgrad-research-profiles/profile?muhammad.suleiman
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David Tittensor
Job Title: Lecturer in Studies of Religion
University Affiliation: Deakin University
Research Interests: transnational Muslim movements, religion and development, Turkish politics and society
University Profile: http://www.deakin.edu.au/about-deakin/people/david-tittensor
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Dewa Wardak
Job Title: Honorary Research Fellow
University Affiliation: The University of Sydney
Research Interests: Learning sciences, educational design, non-verbal communication, religious education, language schools, non-dominant communities
University Profile: http://fdp.edsw.usyd.edu.au/users/dwardak
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Samina Yasmeen
Job Title: Professor
University Affiliation: University of Western Australia
Research Interests: Narratives of Muslim Militant Groups, Pakistan Foreign Policy, Muslim Citizens in the West, Muslim Women, Islam in Australia, Women and Jihadi Narratives
University Profile: http://www.web.uwa.edu.au/people/samina.yasmeen
Ihsan Yilmaz
Job Title: Research Chair in Islamic Studies and Intercultural Dialogue
University Affiliation: Deakin University
Research Interests: Islam-Constitutions-Human Rights-Democracy-Citizenship, Islam-State-Society-Law Relations (Turkey, Pakistan, Egypt, UK, Australia), Islamist Radicalism in International, Transnational and Global Perspective, Islamic and Islamist Movements (Turkey, Pakistan, Egypt, UK, Australia), Muslim Minorities - Law - Politics (UK, Australia)
University Profile: https://www.deakin.edu.au/apps/research/find-a-researcher/117603/Prof-Ihsan-Yilmaz