Members

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

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

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
Website: University profile

Mr Amer Ali

Job Title: PhD student
University Affiliation: Australian Catholic University
Research Interests: Quran, Hadith
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Mr Salah Alrabie

Job Title: Criminology honors student
University Affiliation: Murdoch
Research Interests: Islamophobia
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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: -
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Prof. M.Ishaq Bhatti

Job Title: Professor
University Affiliation: La Trobe University
Research Interests: Islamic Finance, Data Analytic on Social Sciences
Website: University profile

Prof. Ann Black

Job Title: Associate Professor
University Affiliation: The University of Queensland
Research Interests: Legal pluralism, law & religion, Islamic law in Brunei Darussalam & Southeast Asia, and in Australia.
Website: University profile

Dr Sam Bowker

Job Title: Senior Lecturer
University Affiliation: Charles Sturt University
Research Interests: Islamic art, Australian art, art history and curatorship, history of design, visual culture.
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

Mr Emre Celik

Job Title: Phd Candidate
University Affiliation: Charles Sturt University
Research Interests: Civil Islam, diaspora Muslims, Turkish diaspora, Human rights and democracy in Turkey, interfaith, multicultural & diversity issues
Website: Bio, op-eds & social media

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

Miss Susan de Groot Heupner

Job Title: PhD student
University Affiliation: Griffith
Research Interests: Popular politics, radical discourse, social plurality, difference, conflict
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Mr David Drennan

Job Title: PhD Candidate
University Affiliation: Charles Sturt University
Research Interests: Islamic law, Islamic legal theory, Islamic history, Qur'anic Exegesis, Islam and Muslims in Northwest African and Saharan History, Contemporary Islamic Thought, Muslim Minority Communities, Transnational and Transcultural Islamic Movements, Islamic Reformist Movements, Muslim Responses to Modernity and Globalisation
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

Mrs Lama Edris

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

Faiza El-Higzi

Job Title: Sessional Lecturer
University Affiliation: University of Queensland
Research Interests: gender and advocacy in Islam History of women in Islam
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Mr Phillip Etches

Job Title: PhD Candidate
University Affiliation: Australian National University
Research Interests: Jihadism, salafis in society and politics, the sociology of religion, small wars and insurgencies, violent socio-political change
Website: ANU CAIS

Mr Mursal Farman

Job Title: PhD Candidate
University Affiliation: Australian Catholic University
Research Interests: Islamic History, Qur'an, Hadith, Arabic Literature
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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
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

Mr Rowan Gould

Job Title: Research Assistant
University Affiliation: University of Melbourne
Research Interests: The Qur'an and its Interpretation, Islam in SE Asia
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Mr Ahmad Hassan

Job Title: Lecturer
University Affiliation: Charles Sturt University
Research Interests: Islamic economics, Finance and banking. Islamic History. Prophetic history. Comparative religion.
Website: https://arts-ed.csu.edu.au/centres/cisac/staff/profiles/academic-staff/ahmad-hassan

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

Mr Muhammad Huda

Job Title: Ph.D Student
University Affiliation: Western Sydney University
Research Interests: Challenging Prejudice and Promoting Resilience in Social Psychology Perspective.
Website: University profile

Mr Mohamed Ibrahim

Job Title: student
University Affiliation: swinburne university
Research Interests: Technology, economics , politics.
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
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Dr Liyana Kayali

Job Title: Lecturer
University Affiliation: Australian National University
Research Interests: Palestine, gender, popular resistance, restorative justice, transitional justice.
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
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Dr Zuleyha Keskin

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

Ms Souha Korbatieh

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

Mr Muhammad Hafidz Lidinillah

Job Title: PhD Candidate
University Affiliation: Western Sydney University
Research Interests: Islamic Law, Islamic Economics, Islamic Studies
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
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Mr Paul Mitchell

Job Title: PhD Candidate
University Affiliation: Griffith University
Research Interests: Religious conversion, Islam in the West
Website: University profile

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
Website: University profile

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 Mehwish Nisar

Job Title: PhD Student
University Affiliation: UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Research Interests: Public Health, chronic diseases, lifestyle risk factors.
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

Mr Salmaan Parkar

Job Title: Postgraduate Student
University Affiliation: Charles Sturt University
Research Interests: Theology, Philosophy of Science, Fiqh, Salafism, Hanbalism, Evolution
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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
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

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
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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: https://arts-ed.csu.edu.au/centres/cisac/staff/profiles/academic-staff/dr-suleyman-sertkaya

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

Dr Elisabeth Yarbakhsh

Job Title: Sessional staff
University Affiliation: ANU
Research Interests: Iran, Afghanistan, Islam, Migration, Borders, Place
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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

Behzad Zerehdaran

Job Title: PhD Candidate
University Affiliation: University of Melbourne
Research Interests: Contemporary Iran, Qajar Era, Philosophy of Human Rights, History of Human Rights, Political Theory, Theory of Justice
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