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
Website: University profile

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
Website: University profile

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,
Website: University profile

Dr Rebecca Barlow

Job Title: Senior Research Fellow
University Affiliation: Deakin University
Research Interests: Iran, women's movement, women's leadership, human rights
Website: University profile

Dr Kylie Baxter

Job Title: Lecturer
University Affiliation: The University of Melbourne
Research Interests: Gulf politics, Islamic politics, international relations of the Middle East
Website: University profile

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
Website: University profile

Dr 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
Website: University profile

Prof. Linda Briskman

Job Title: Margaret Whitlam Chair of Social Work
University Affiliation: Western Sydney University
Research Interests: Indigenous rights; asylum seeker rights; challenging Islamophobia
Website: University profile

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
Website: University profile

Dr Susan Carland

Job Title: Lecturer and Deputy Director
University Affiliation: Monash University
Research Interests: Feminism, gender, sexism, multiculturalism, terrorism, Islam, Muslims, contemporary Australia
Website: University profile

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
Website: University profile

Dr 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
Website: University profile

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.
Website: University profile

Dr 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
Website: University profile

Mrs Lama Edris

Job Title: PhD student
University Affiliation: University of Melbourne
Research Interests: Islamic Studies, Arabic Studies, Translation Studies.
Website: University profile

Ryan Edwards

Job Title: PhD Candidate
University Affiliation: University of Melbourne
Research Interests: Australian Muslims/Muslims in the West
Website: University profile

Prof. Greg Fealy

Job Title: Associate Professor
University Affiliation: The Australian National University
Research Interests: Indonesian Islam, Islamic politics, Southeast Asian Islam, terrorism.
Website: University profile

Dr Naser Ghobadzadeh

Job Title: Research Fellow
University Affiliation: Australian Catholic University
Research Interests: Political Theology, Religion-state relations, middle east politics, Iran
Website: University profile

Prof. 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
Website: University profile

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

Dr 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
Website: University profile

Dr Raihan Ismail

Job Title: Lecturer
University Affiliation: ANU
Research Interests: Political Islam, sectarian politics in the Middle East and religious institutions in Muslim societies
Website: University profile

Dr Taghreed Jamal al-Deen

Job Title: Associate Research Fellow
University Affiliation: Deakin University
Research Interests: Education, women, gender, ethnicity, class, migration, Islam
Website: University profile

Dr Martin Kear

Job Title: Sessional Lecturer
University Affiliation: University of Sydney
Research Interests: Political participation of Islamist movements, political violence, terrorism, Palestinian/Israeli Conflict
Website: University profile

Dr Zuleyha Keskin

Job Title: Course Director
University Affiliation: Charles Sturt University
Research Interests: Islamic spirituality, Women in Islam
Website: University profile

Dr 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
Website: University profile

Dr Mehal Krayem

Job Title: Researcher and Tutor
University Affiliation: University of Technology, Sydney
Research Interests: Identity, race, racism, gender, whiteness, multiculturalism, migration, media, representation
Website: University profile

Dr Susie Latham

Job Title: Adjunct Postdoctoral Fellow
University Affiliation: Curtin University
Research Interests: Muslim women; Islamophobia
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
Website: University profile

Prof. Terence Lovat

Job Title: Emeritus Professor
University Affiliation: The University of Newcastle, Australia & University of Oxford, UK
Research Interests: Islam, Theology, Religious & Values Education
Website: University profile

Iain MacGillivray

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

Dr Benjamin MacQueen

Job Title: Associate Professor
University Affiliation: Monash University
Research Interests: Middle East Politics, Conflict Resolution, Democratisation, Refugees
Website: University profile

Prof. Fethi Mansouri

Job Title: Professor/Director, Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation
University Affiliation: Deakin University
Research Interests: Migration studies, Comparative refugee research, Global Islamic Politics, Multiculturalism and intercultural relations
Website: University profile

Dr 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.
Website: University profile

Prof. 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
Website: University profile

Luisa Mitchell

Job Title: Intern
University Affiliation: AAIMS
Research Interests:
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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
Website: University profile

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
Website: University profile

Prof. Pam Nilan

Job Title: Professor
University Affiliation: University of Newcastle, Australia
Research Interests: youth, gender, Indonesia, Southeast Asian Islam
Website: University profile

Dr 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
Website: University profile

Mahmoud Pargoo

Job Title: PhD Candidate
University Affiliation: Australian Catholic University
Research Interests: Sharia and Islamic Law, Iran
Website: University profile

Daniel Peterson

Job Title: PhD Candidate/Research Assistant
University Affiliation: Australian Catholic University
Research Interests: Indonesian Islam, human rights, law
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Dr Mario Peucker

Job Title: postdoctoral research fellow
University Affiliation: Victoria University
Research Interests: Muslim citizenship and community activism
Website: University profile

Dr 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 Yeme
Website: University profile

Dr Lily Rahim

Job Title: Associate Professor
University Affiliation: University of Sydney
Research Interests: Democratisation, authoritarian governance, political Islam, ethnic politics
Website: University profile

Prof. Halim Rane

Job Title: Associate Professor
University Affiliation: Griffith University
Research Interests: Islamic Studies; Islamic thought; Muslim communities in Australia
Website: University profile

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
Website: University profile

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.
Website: University profile

Zarlasht Sarwari

Job Title: PhD Candidate
University Affiliation: Western Sydney University
Research Interests: Afghan Australian identities, migration, transnationalism, Muslim Australians, nationalism, multiculturalism, deterritorialisation, diversity.
Website: University profile

Dr 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;
Website: University profile

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.
Website: University profile

Sirin Yasar

Job Title: PhD candidate
University Affiliation: The University of Melbourne
Research Interests:
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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
Website: University profile

Prof. 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)
Website: University profile