Members

Dr Zahid Shahab Ahmed

Job Title: Research Fellow
University Affiliation: Deakin University
Research Interests: Conflict Resolution, Peace Education, Peace and Security in the Muslim World, Pakistan's Foreign Relations, Preventing/Countering Violent Extremism
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Prof. Shahram Akbarzadeh

Job Title: Professor
University Affiliation: Deakin University
Research Interests: Middle East Politics, Central Asia Politics, Political Islam, Muslim Integration in the West
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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,
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Leticia Anderson

Job Title: Lecturer
University Affiliation: Southern Cross University
Research Interests: Islamophobia and the news media; Theorisation of Islamophobia; inclusive higher education
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Prof. 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
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Dr 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
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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.
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Ms Yasmin Chilmeran

Job Title: PhD Candidate
University Affiliation: Monash University
Research Interests: Iraq, women's movements, gender, civil society in Iraq, international relations in MENA region
Website: Monash Centre for Gender, Peace and Security profile

Dr Dara Conduit

Job Title: Associate Research Fellow
University Affiliation: Deakin University
Research Interests: Islamism, political violence, non-state actors, Syria, Iran, contentious politics
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Dr Karien Dekker

Job Title: Associate Professor
University Affiliation: RMIT University
Research Interests: Muslim visibility, Ethnic diversity, Community participation, Social and public housing, Urban Governance, Social cohesion, Social capital, Quantitative studies using multilevel regression analysis, Social network analysis, International comparative research.
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Mrs Lama Edris

Job Title: PhD student
University Affiliation: University of Melbourne
Research Interests: Islamic Studies, Arabic Studies, Translation Studies.
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Dr 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
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Dr Nafiseh Ghafournia

Job Title: sessional Tutor
University Affiliation: university of Newcastle
Research Interests: domestic violence, gender, Feminism, Islamic feminism, gender and religion, Gender and culture, Social policy, immigration policy, public health
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Ms Eda Gunaydin

Job Title: PhD candidate
University Affiliation: University of Sydney
Research Interests: postcolonial studies, Rojava, Turkey, post-structuralist theory
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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
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Prof. 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.
Website: University profile

Prof. 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
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Iain MacGillivray

Job Title: Research Assistant
University Affiliation: The University of Melbourne
Research Interests: Turkish Politics and Foreign Policy, Middle East Politics and History
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Luisa Mitchell

Job Title: Intern
University Affiliation: AAIMS
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Dr Natalie Mobini

Job Title: Adjunct Research Fellow
University Affiliation: Charles Sturt University
Research Interests: Inter-faith dialogue, majority-minority relations, Iran, Indonesia
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Ms Anooshe Mushtaq

Job Title: Founder and Director
University Affiliation: not applicable
Research Interests: Countering Violent Extremism, Counter Terrorism, Radicalisation, Social Cohesion, Social Inclusion, Youth Empowerment, Diversity, Intelligence
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Prof. Pam Nilan

Job Title: Professor
University Affiliation: University of Newcastle, Australia
Research Interests: youth, gender, Indonesia, Southeast Asian Islam
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Dr Mario Peucker

Job Title: postdoctoral research fellow
University Affiliation: Victoria University
Research Interests: Muslim citizenship and community activism
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Prof. Adam Possamai

Job Title: Professor
University Affiliation: Western Sydney University
Research Interests: Sociology of Religion
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Prof. 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
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Prof. 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.
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Dr 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
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Prof. Bryan Turner

Job Title: Professor of Sociology of Religion
University Affiliation: Australian Catholic University
Research Interests: Globalisation and religion, religious conflict and the modern state, and human rights and religion.
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Prof. 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
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