Members

Mr Mujib Abid

Job Title: PhD Candidate
University Affiliation: University of Queensland
Research Interests: Resistances, Afghanistan, post/decolonial thought, Islamic thought
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

Mr Abdullah Alajlan

Job Title: Teaching Scholar
University Affiliation: Deakin University
Research Interests: Law and religion, comparative law studies, Middle East legal system, corporate law, banking regulations and consumer law
Website: University profile

Prof. Ismail Albayrak

Job Title: Professorial Fellow
University Affiliation: Australian Catholic University
Research Interests: Qur'anic studies, interfaith dialogue, Ibadi exegetical tradition, Hizmet movement, Contemporary Muslims and movement in globalising world
Website: University profile

Mr Amer Ali

Job Title: PhD student
University Affiliation: Australian Catholic University
Research Interests: Quran, Hadith
Website:

Nora Amath

Job Title: Adjunct Research Fellow
University Affiliation: Griffith University
Research Interests: Muslims-West relations, interfaith, community development, civil society
Website:

Leticia Anderson

Job Title: Lecturer
University Affiliation: Southern Cross University
Research Interests: Islamophobia and the news media; Theorisation of Islamophobia; inclusive higher education
Website: University profile

Dr Mahsheed Ansari

Job Title: Islamic Studies Lecturer / HDR Coordinator
University Affiliation: Charles Sturt University
Research Interests: Muslim in Australia, Muslim History in Australia, Islamic history, philosophy, theology, Muhammad Iqbal, Said Nursi, Islamic modernism, Sufism,
Website: University profile

Juliet Beattie

Job Title: PhD Candidate
University Affiliation: Griffith University
Research Interests: -
Website:

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

Dr Burcu Cevik-Compiegne

Job Title: Lecturer
University Affiliation: ANU
Research Interests: History, immigration, memory
Website: University profile

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.
Website: University profile

Dr Jennifer Cheng

Job Title: Lecturer
University Affiliation: Western Sydney University
Research Interests: Islamophobia, anti-Islamophobia, racism, anti-racism, multiculturalism, citizenship, discourse studies
Website: University profile

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)
Website: University profile

Mr Ensar Cutahija

Job Title: Imam
University Affiliation: CSU
Research Interests: Quran, Arabic, Tafsir
Website:

Ms Sally Davis

Job Title: PhD Student
University Affiliation: Australian National University
Research Interests: Gender equality in Iraq, Iraqi society and culture post 2014, Arabic language, human security in Iraq
Website: University profile

Dr adis duderija

Job Title: lecturer
University Affiliation: Griffith
Research Interests: progressive islam, salafism, Muslims in the west, interfaith dialogue and interfaith theory, religion and violence, religion and social cohesion
Website: Adis Duderija

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

Dr Ezieddin Elmahjub

Job Title: Lecturer
University Affiliation: Swinburne University of Technology
Research Interests: Islamic Law and Theory Intellectual Property Open Access Law and Development
Website: University profile

Mrs Mouna Elmir

Job Title:
University Affiliation:
Research Interests:
Website:

Mr sarkhan gasimov

Job Title: PhD student
University Affiliation: charles sturt university
Research Interests: Medieval Jewish-Muslim relations
Website:

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
Website: University profile

Mr James Godfrey

Job Title:
University Affiliation:
Research Interests:
Website:

Dr Karen Jennifer Golden

Job Title: Senior Lecturer
University Affiliation: Monash University Malaysia
Research Interests: Positive psychology, positive education, wellbeing, Muslim mental health, Islamic psychology, neurodevelopmental conditions (e.g., autism, ADHD), sleep medicine, public health, digital health, family systems, clinical psychology, counseling psychology, educational psychology, trauma, domestic violence, refugees and migration
Website: Link Text

Dr Max Harwood

Job Title: Casual Academic
University Affiliation: Macquarie University
Research Interests: Turkish and Israeli nationalism and militarism Conscription and state crafted masculinity Australian white nationalism, ideology and glocalised ecofascism Stochastic terrorism and white nationalist phenomenology Ethnographic film production and the visual mode of anthropology
Website: Pure Profile (Macquarie Uni)

Mr Ismail Haskara

Job Title: Ph.D student
University Affiliation: Charles Sturt University
Research Interests: Islamic Studies, secularism and Terrorism and Security.
Website:

Dr 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.
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

Mr Marcus James

Job Title: PhD Candidate
University Affiliation: ANU
Research Interests: Twentieth century Iranian history, Russians in Iran, refugees in Iran
Website:

Mrs Balawyn Jones

Job Title: PhD Candidate
University Affiliation: University of Melbourne
Research Interests: Human Rights, Gendered Violence, Domestic Violence, Gender, Religion and Law, Indonesian Law
Website: law.unimelb.edu.au/students/grd/students/balawyn-jones

Prof. Nahid Kabir

Job Title: Professor of History
University Affiliation: Brac University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Research Interests: History, Culture, Identity, Media, Politics
Website: University profile

Dr Liyana Kayali

Job Title: Lecturer
University Affiliation: Australian National University
Research Interests: Palestine, gender, popular resistance, restorative justice, transitional justice.
Website: University profile

Mr Zain Kazi

Job Title: Student
University Affiliation: ISRA
Research Interests: Islamic theology Islamic spirituality
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

Mr Dean Kerrison

Job Title: PhD Candidate
University Affiliation: Griffith University
Research Interests: Creative writing, English literature, Iranian literature, Iranian studies, Islam-West relations, Middle Eastern Studies
Website:

Dr Zuleyha Keskin

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

Mr Ahmet Keskin

Job Title: PhD Candidate
University Affiliation: Deakin University
Research Interests: Muslims in Australia Citizenship
Website: University profile

Ms Souha Korbatieh

Job Title: Student
University Affiliation: Monash
Research Interests: islamic law
Website:

Ms Souha Korbatieh

Job Title: Student
University Affiliation: Monash University
Research Interests: Islamic law, comparative law, Islamic history
Website:

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 Karima Laachir

Job Title: Associate Professor
University Affiliation: ANU
Research Interests: Cultural Studies in the Middle East and North Africa, cultural politics, popular culture in the Arabic speaking world and movements of social and political change, Arab and Muslim Diaspora in the West, Arabic Literature, Modern Arabic Intellectual History
Website: University profile

Dr Susie Latham

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

Mr Shaifurrokhman Mahfudz

Job Title: PhD Student
University Affiliation: Western Sydney University
Research Interests: The state governance of Islamic economic and financial industries
Website: Link Text

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
Website: University profile

Mr Matthew Merrington

Job Title: Research Scholar
University Affiliation: ANU
Research Interests: Qatar foreign policy and relations with Saudi Arabia
Website:

Dr Natalie Mobini

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

Mr Mohamed Mohamed

Job Title: Post-graduate student
University Affiliation: University of Newcastle
Research Interests: Humanities, Philosophy, Theology, Religious Studies
Website: University profile

Dr 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.
Website: University profile

Mrs Carol Mroue

Job Title: Research Student
University Affiliation: Charles Sturt University
Research Interests: Domestic violence, Psychological Trauma, healing, recovery, Islamic psychology
Website:

Mrs Cut Linda Marheni MUHAMMAD

Job Title: PhD Student
University Affiliation: Griffith University
Research Interests: Sunnah Studies, Contemporary Issues in Sunnah Studies, Universality and Diversity in Islam, Islam In South east Asia
Website: University profile

Dr Ahlam Mustafa

Job Title: NA
University Affiliation: NA
Research Interests: Islamic History. Memory Studies.
Website:

Dr Eva Nisa

Job Title: Senior Lecturer
University Affiliation: the Australian National University
Research Interests: Islamic studies, Islam and Muslim societies, Islam and gender, Islamic cultural economy, Qur'anic exegesis, Islamic law, Islam and media (social media), political Islam, Islamic thought, Islam and popular culture, Muslim refugee and migration, Islam in Southeast Asia, Islam in Australia and New Zealand
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

Dr Hafsa Pirzada

Job Title: Sessional Academic/Researcher
University Affiliation: Griffith University
Research Interests: Islamic law, law, legal studies, marriage law, gender studies
Website:

Ms Heela Popal

Job Title: PhD candidate
University Affiliation: The university of Sydney
Research Interests: Racism, islamophobia, political discourse
Website:

Prof. Halim Rane

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

Dr 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
Website: University profile

Mrs Saliha Saluk

Job Title: PhD student
University Affiliation: Charles Sturt University
Research Interests: Character Education
Website:

Mr Halil Ibrahim Saluk

Job Title: PhD Student
University Affiliation: Charles Sturt University
Research Interests: Science of Qiraat
Website:

Mrs Salwa Salwa

Job Title: Casual academics, Ph.D student
University Affiliation: The University of Newcastle Australia
Research Interests: TESOL, Teaching material development
Website: University profile

Ms Fulya Seker

Job Title: PhD Candidate
University Affiliation: Southern Cross University
Research Interests: media and democracy, critical spatial theory, media, politics and culture in contemporary Turkey, critical geopolitics
Website:

Dr Suleyman Sertkaya

Job Title: Lecturer
University Affiliation: Charles Sturt University
Research Interests: Sīrah of the Prophet (Biography of Prophet Muhammad) and Sīrah Philosophy, Interpretation of Islamic Sacred Texts, Tafsir (Exegesis of the Qur’an) and Hadīth (Prophetic Tradition) Disciplines, Islamic Theology, Comparative Theology, Radicalisation and Islam, Islam and Morality, Oral History, History of Islam and Muslims in Australia.
Website: University profile

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
Website: University profile

Miss Chloe Smith

Job Title: Islamic Studies Student (Master’s)
University Affiliation: Charles Sturt University
Research Interests: Islamic Studies
Website: University profile

Dr Zahra Taheri

Job Title: Lecturer
University Affiliation: Australian National Universiity
Research Interests: Persian Literature. Sufism. Gender Studies
Website:

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
Website: University profile

Miss Jenna Tripptree

Job Title: Student
University Affiliation: Acap
Research Interests: Psychology
Website:

Dr Ryan Williams

Job Title: Lecturer
University Affiliation: University of Queensland
Research Interests: belonging, citizenship, piety, ethics, state power, multiculturalism, intersectionality,
Website: University profile

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