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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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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
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Dr Jan Ali

Job Title: Senior Lecturer in Islam and Modernity
University Affiliation: Western Sydney University
Research Interests: Sociology of Religion (Islam),Islamic Revivalism, Shariah (Islamic Law), Sufism, Terrorism, Counter Violent Extremism, Transnational Islamic Movements, Social and Religious Movements, Theories of Social Change, Muslim Women and Piety, Muslim Communities, Migration and Migrant Identity, Globalisation, Islamic Studies, Research Methodology, Multiculturalism
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Ms Kinda AlSamara

Job Title: Researcher
University Affiliation: The University of Melbourne
Research Interests: Arabic literature, 19th century History, Middle Eastern History, Arabic studies
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Dr Nasir Andisha

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Dr Daud Batchelor

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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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Dr Jennifer Cheng

Job Title: Lecturer
University Affiliation: Western Sydney University
Research Interests: Islamophobia, anti-Islamophobia, racism, anti-racism, multiculturalism, citizenship, discourse studies
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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 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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Dr Naser Ghobadzadeh

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

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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
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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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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.
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Sherene Hassan

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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.
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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
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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
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Dr Zuleyha Keskin

Job Title: Course Director
University Affiliation: Charles Sturt University
Research Interests: Islamic spirituality, Women in Islam
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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
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Dr Susie Latham

Job Title: Adjunct Postdoctoral Fellow
University Affiliation: Curtin University
Research Interests: Muslim women; Islamophobia
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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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Ms Emna Malas

Job Title: PhD Candidate
University Affiliation: University of Sydney
Research Interests: Islamic bioethics, health disparities, healthcare at the end-of-life, public health
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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
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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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Mr Mohamed Mohamed

Job Title: Post-graduate student
University Affiliation: University of Newcastle
Research Interests: Humanities, Philosophy, Theology, Religious Studies
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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 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
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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. Halim Rane

Job Title: Associate Professor
University Affiliation: Griffith University
Research Interests: Islamic Studies; Islamic thought; Muslim communities in Australia
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Ms Fatima Raza

Job Title: PhD candidate
University Affiliation: Griffith University
Research Interests: International Relations, Religious studies, sectarian violence, Pakistan.
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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
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Mr Masoud Rowshan

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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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