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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Oishee Alam

Job Title: Research Fellow
University Affiliation: Western Sydney University
Research Interests: Islamophobia, whiteness, racialisation (particularly of religious communities), secularism, religious conversion to Islam, Muslims in the West, bystander anti-racism, racism and racial bullying in schools.
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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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Nora Amath

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

Job Title: PhD student
University Affiliation: Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
Research Interests: Islamophobia, Media representation of Muslims, political Islam, journalism and media studies
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Evangelia Axiarlis

Job Title: Visiting Scholar
University Affiliation: Australian Catholic University
Research Interests: Turkish politics, Turkish-EU relations, political Islam, Islam in the West.
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Nazeh Baarini

Job Title: Phd Student
University Affiliation: Deakin University
Research Interests: Islamic finance
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Nasya Bahfen

Job Title: Senior lecturer
University Affiliation: La Trobe University
Research Interests: Journalism studies, Media studies
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Renae Barker

Job Title: Lecturer
University Affiliation: University of Western Australia
Research Interests: Law and religion, church and state, minority religious groups interaction with the Australian legal system
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Dr Rebecca Barlow

Job Title: Senior Research Fellow
University Affiliation: Deakin University
Research Interests: Iran, women's movement, women's leadership, human rights
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Dr James Barry

Job Title: Associate Research Fellow
University Affiliation: Deakin University
Research Interests: Anthropology; Iran; religious minorities; the Caucasus; Armenian Diaspora; Turkey; ethnicity; identity; transnationalism; Islam in regional Australia.
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Dr Kylie Baxter

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

Job Title: PhD Candidate
University Affiliation: Victoria University of Wellington
Research Interests: Islamism, Syria, Israel-Palestine conflict & Arab uprisings
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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 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
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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
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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 Susan Carland

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

Job Title: Research Assistant
University Affiliation: Deakin Univeristy
Research Interests: Regional security, Persian Gulf, Islamic history
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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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Damian Doyle

Job Title: PhD researcher
University Affiliation: The Australian National University
Research Interests: social movements, contentious politics, Iraq
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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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Mrs Lama Edris

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

Job Title: PhD Candidate
University Affiliation: University of Melbourne
Research Interests: Australian Muslims/Muslims in the West
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Dr Salim Farrar

Job Title: Associate Professor
University Affiliation: Sydney University
Research Interests: Islamic Jurisprudence and human rights, Muslim minorities and the Law, Islamic ethics and theology, approaches to countering violent extremism
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Prof. Greg Fealy

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

Job Title: Casual academic and PhD candidate
University Affiliation: University of Technology Sydney
Research Interests: Cultural production, gender, Afghanistan, art, feminism
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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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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

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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Sekneh Hammoud-Beckett

Job Title: Psychologist; Supervisor
University Affiliation: Macquarie University
Research Interests: Narrative therapy; young people navigating diverse genders and sexualities from faith based groups
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Rosemary Hancock

Job Title: Lecturer
University Affiliation: University of Notre Dame
Research Interests: Islam in the West; Religion and progressive social movements; Religion & politics; Islamic environmentalism; Islam online; Islam and Gender; social justice
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Lena Hanifah Hasan Basuni

Job Title: PhD Student
University Affiliation: University of New South Wales
Research Interests: Islamic Law, Indonesian Family Law, Feminism, Women's Rights, Indonesian Customary Law, Legal Pluralism.
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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

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 Sherene Idriss

Job Title: Adjunct Fellow School of Social Sciences and Pyschology
University Affiliation: Western Sydney University
Research Interests: Ethnicity and migration, Youth, Islamophobia, Subculture, Gender
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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
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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 Taghreed Jamal al-Deen

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

Job Title: Lecturer
University Affiliation: Charles Sturt University
Research Interests: Language & Identity, Second language acquisition , Teaching Islamic Studies in Western context, the affect of the Arabic language on the brain, The Eloquence of the Holy Qur'an.
Website: University profile

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 Mehal Krayem

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

Job Title: PhD Candidate/Teaching Associate
University Affiliation: Monash University
Research Interests: Foreign fighters, political violence, Middle East politics and international relations
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Dr Mitchell Landrigan

Job Title: Visiting Professor
University Affiliation: University of Technology Sydney
Research Interests: Constitutional law, political discourse, law and religion
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Prof. John Langmore

Job Title: Professorial Fellow
University Affiliation: Melbourne
Research Interests: Global governance; peaceful conflict resolution
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Ronan Lee

Job Title: PhD Candidate
University Affiliation: Deakin University
Research Interests: Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims, Political Islam
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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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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
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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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Dr Benjamin MacQueen

Job Title: Associate Professor
University Affiliation: Monash University
Research Interests: Middle East Politics, Conflict Resolution, Democratisation, Refugees
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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
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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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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.
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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 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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Mahmoud Pargoo

Job Title: PhD Candidate
University Affiliation: Australian Catholic University
Research Interests: Sharia and Islamic Law, Iran
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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
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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
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Prof. Adam Possamai

Job Title: Professor
University Affiliation: Western Sydney University
Research Interests: Sociology of Religion
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Dr Lily Rahim

Job Title: Associate Professor
University Affiliation: University of Sydney
Research Interests: Democratisation, authoritarian governance, political Islam, ethnic politics
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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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Dr Melinda Rankin

Job Title: Lecturer & Associate
University Affiliation: University of Sydney
Research Interests: Mary Kaldor, new wars, human security, civil society, political violence, militarism, Iran.
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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 Ben Rich

Job Title: Lecturer in International Relations and Security Studies
University Affiliation: Curtin
Research Interests: Saudi Arabia, Middle East Politics, Authoritarianism, IR theory (realism), Terrorism, Insurgency
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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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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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Zarlasht Sarwari

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

Job Title: Lecturer
University Affiliation: La Trobe University
Research Interests: US-Iran relations, climate change and MENA, Nuclear proliferation and energy security in MENA
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Dr Lucia Sorbera

Job Title: Senior Lecturer
University Affiliation: the University of Sydney
Research Interests: Gender and Women's History, Middle East and North Africa's Political and Cultural History, Egypt, Social Movements, Human Rights, Cinema
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Marika Sosnowski

Job Title: PhD candidate
University Affiliation: University of Melbourne
Research Interests: Syria, Lebanon, rebel governance, state building, peace and conflict, peace building, mediation
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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;
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Muhammad Dan Suleiman

Job Title: PhD Candidate
University Affiliation: The University of Western Australia
Research Interests: Terrorism and Political Violence, Peace and Security in Africa, States and Societies in West Africa, Postcolonial Studies, International Security
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Reem Sweid

Job Title: Casual Researcher
University Affiliation: Deakin University
Research Interests: progressive Islam, countering violent extremism, identity and belonging
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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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Dewa Wardak

Job Title: Honorary Research Fellow
University Affiliation: The University of Sydney
Research Interests: Learning sciences, educational design, non-verbal communication, religious education, language schools, non-dominant communities
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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
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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)
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