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.
The Australian Association of Islamic and Muslim Studies (AAIMS) is pleased to announce the Professor Riaz Hassan AAIMS Prize for Best Honours Thesis.
Signalling its commitment to promote knowledge and scholarship in Islamic and Muslim studies, AAIMS offers this prize for the most outstanding Honours thesis in the field. It is hoped that this annual prize will serve to encourage junior scholars to pursue further research in the inter-disciplinary field of Islamic and Muslim studies.read more
A call for papers for a special issue of the journal Religions on Islamic and Muslim Studies in Australia. Due by 31 May 2020. Further information available HERE Dear Colleagues, The growth of Muslim populations globally, in the Asia–Pacific region, and in Australia...read more
After three years of outstanding work, AAIMS President Professor Shahram Akbarzadeh has stepped aside and Associate Professor Halim Rane is taking over as AAIMS’ new President.read more
This past Monday, August 26th, Australian Association of Islamic and Muslim Studies and the Alfred Deakin Institute at Deakin University hosted the book launch for ‘Faith in Freedom: Muslim Immigrant Women Experiences of Domestic Violence’ by Dr Nafiseh Ghafournia.read more
The AAIMS Workshop Grant will provide up to AU$1,800 to facilitate workshops for AAIMS members to present and discuss their research, with the objective of strengthening networks for collaboration between scholars and enhancing the existing research being undertaken.read more
The Australian Association of Islamic and Muslim Studies is pleased to announce the three keynote speakers for AAIMS’ upcoming conference at Western Sydney University: ‘Islam and Society: Challenges and Prospects’.read more
On April 11th, La Trobe University law student, Randa Rafiq, was presented with the Professor Riaz Hassan AAIMS Prize for Best Honours Thesis for 2018. Randa received this prestigious award for her creative thesis ‘The rocky road to legal pluralism,’ which examined legal pluralism in Australia with reference to Islamic family law.read more
Professor Pam Nilan’s fascinating seminar, ‘Indonesian Youth: Faith and Environmental Activism’ took place yesterday afternoon at The University of Melbourne, Sidney Myer Asia Centre.read more
We have an exciting, new addition to the AAIMS Executive Committee. We would like to extend a warm welcome to Dr Leticia Anderson of Southern Cross University of New South Wales, who, by invitation, is the new AAIMS Treasurer for 2019.read more