Celebrating AAIMS Member Achievements

April 4, 2024

Congratulations! Dr Eva Nisa of Australian National University on her Fellowship for Research from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.

Her research is titled “Reimagining and Mainstreaming Islamic Cultural Economy in Indonesia and Malaysia.” Eva will be based at Waseda University to undertake the Fellowship.

For more information on the Japan Society Fellowships, click here.

All the best,

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Member Publications (March 2024)

Congratulations to the following AAIMS Members on their publications! Shahram Akbarzadeh on his article titled, “Cyber Surveillance and Digital Authoritarianism in Iran”, published by Global Policy. Read article here. Joshua Little on
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Celebrating AAIMS Member Achievements

Congratulations to Dr. Sara Cheikh Husain on her paper at the Conference “Embracing Diversity: Tackling Islamophobia in 2024” on 8-9 March 2024, Baku, Azerbaijan. We celebrate your achievement! Dr. Sara
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Member Publications (February 2024)

Congratulations to the following AAIMS members on their publications: Faroque Amin on his book chapter titled “Social Welfare Programmes in the Politics of Jamaat in Bangladesh: A Social Movement Theory
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Member Publications (March 2024)

April 1, 2024

Congratulations to the following AAIMS Members on their publications!
 
Shahram Akbarzadeh on his article titled, “Cyber Surveillance and Digital Authoritarianism in Iran”, published by Global Policy. Read article here.
 
Joshua Little on his article titled, “’Where Did You Go to Write Arabic?’: A Critical Analysis of Some Hadiths on the Origins and Spread of the Arabic Script”, published by the Journal of Islamic Studies. Read article here.
 
Pam Nilan on co-authoring the article titled, “Rebel Imaginings: Street Art in Yogyakarta, Indonesia”, published by Visual Studies. Read article here.
 
Eva Nisa on her chapter titled, “Gendering Islamic and Islamist Movements in Contemporary Indonesia: KUPI Gender-Just Ulama and Hijrah Movements.” Read chapter here.
 
Halim Rane on his article titled, “Mobilising a Decolonial–Islamic Praxis: Covenants in Islam and Muslim–Indigenous Relations”, published by Religions. Read article here.
 
Bryan Turner on his article titled, “Afterword: Thinking Futures”, published by the European Journal of Social Theory. Read article here.
 
Ihsan Yilmaz on his paper titled, “Fluctuating Populism: Prabowo’s Everchanging Populism Across the Indonesian Elections”, published by the European Centre for Populism Studies. Read paper here; and on co-authoring the article titled, “Cyber Surveillance and Digital Authoritarianism in Iran”, published by Global Policy. Read article here.
 
All the best,

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Celebrating AAIMS Member Achievements

Congratulations! Dr Eva Nisa of Australian National University on her Fellowship for Research from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. Her research is titled “Reimagining and Mainstreaming Islamic
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Celebrating AAIMS Member Achievements

Congratulations to Dr. Sara Cheikh Husain on her paper at the Conference “Embracing Diversity: Tackling Islamophobia in 2024” on 8-9 March 2024, Baku, Azerbaijan. We celebrate your achievement! Dr. Sara
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Member Publications (February 2024)

Congratulations to the following AAIMS members on their publications: Faroque Amin on his book chapter titled “Social Welfare Programmes in the Politics of Jamaat in Bangladesh: A Social Movement Theory
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Celebrating AAIMS Member Achievements

March 16, 2024

Congratulations to Dr. Sara Cheikh Husain on her paper at the Conference “Embracing Diversity: Tackling Islamophobia in 2024” on 8-9 March 2024, Baku, Azerbaijan.

We celebrate your achievement!

Dr. Sara commented that:

“I feel extremely privileged and guilty at the same time for being able to take a break from my 24/7 advocacy for Gaza to participate in the Conference “Embracing Diversity: Tackling Islamophobia in 2024” co-organized by the Baku International Multiculturalism Center, the Center of Analysis of International Relations (AIR Center) and G20 Interfaith Dialogue Forum and Baku Initiative Group, held at Fairmont Baku on 8-9 March 2024, Baku, Azerbaijan.

I was invited to spend a fully funded trip to Baku to attend the conference and present my paper: “France and Australia: comparative Analysis of Islamophobia” as part of the plenary/breakout session: “Anti Muslim policies in France: Normalising Islamophobia”.

More than 130 international guests, including scientists from 32 countries, experts of international organizations, religious figures and representatives of non-governmental organizations, attended and/or participated in the conference.

The conferences included the address by H.E. Mr. Ilham Aliyev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Mr. Yousef M. Al-Dobeay, Assistant Secretary-General of Political Affairs of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, and Prof. Cole Durham, President of the G20 Interfaith Dialogue Forum.

Among the participants of the two days debate were many officials, spiritual leaders, experts and academicians – Mr. Hikmet Hajiyev, Assistant to the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan and Head of the Department of Foreign Policy Affairs of the Presidential Administration, H.V. Sheikh Ul-Islam Allahshukur Pashazade, the Chairman of the Caucasus Muslims Board, Mr. Khalid Fathalrahman Omer Mohamed, Director of the Center for Civilizational Dialogue at ICESCO, Dr. Dodik Ariyanto, Head of the OIC Islamophobia Observatory, and many other dignitaries, scholars and media representatives.”

Well done Sara!

 

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Celebrating AAIMS Member Achievements

Congratulations! Dr Eva Nisa of Australian National University on her Fellowship for Research from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. Her research is titled “Reimagining and Mainstreaming Islamic
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Member Publications (March 2024)

Congratulations to the following AAIMS Members on their publications! Shahram Akbarzadeh on his article titled, “Cyber Surveillance and Digital Authoritarianism in Iran”, published by Global Policy. Read article here. Joshua Little on
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Member Publications (February 2024)

Congratulations to the following AAIMS members on their publications: Faroque Amin on his book chapter titled “Social Welfare Programmes in the Politics of Jamaat in Bangladesh: A Social Movement Theory
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Member Publications (February 2024)

February 29, 2024

Congratulations to the following AAIMS members on their publications:

Faroque Amin on his book chapter titled “Social Welfare Programmes in the Politics of Jamaat in Bangladesh: A Social Movement Theory Perspective.” View chapter here.

Eva Nisa on co-authoring the chapter titled “Advocating for Change: Cultural and Institutional Factors of Sexual Violence in Indonesia.” Read chapter here.

Halim Rane on co-authoring the report titled “Connecting Communities in a Digital Media Era: Australian Ethnic Community Broadcasting in the 21st Century,” published by Griffith University. Read report here. 

Bryan Turner on his article titled “After Catastrophe: A Response to Steve Fuller.” View article here.

We look forward to next month’s publications. All the best!

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Celebrating AAIMS Member Achievements

Congratulations! Dr Eva Nisa of Australian National University on her Fellowship for Research from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. Her research is titled “Reimagining and Mainstreaming Islamic
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Member Publications (March 2024)

Congratulations to the following AAIMS Members on their publications! Shahram Akbarzadeh on his article titled, “Cyber Surveillance and Digital Authoritarianism in Iran”, published by Global Policy. Read article here. Joshua Little on
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Celebrating AAIMS Member Achievements

Congratulations to Dr. Sara Cheikh Husain on her paper at the Conference “Embracing Diversity: Tackling Islamophobia in 2024” on 8-9 March 2024, Baku, Azerbaijan. We celebrate your achievement! Dr. Sara
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Early Career Researcher Book Launch

February 24, 2024

AAIMS will be resuming its Early Career Researchers Book Launch series for ECRs (scholars who have completed their PhD in 10 years or less) who have published a monograph (their first or more) and scholars at any point of their career who have published their first monograph. The monograph should reflect the multidisciplinary nature of scholarship in Islamic and Muslim studies. AAIMS is committed to promoting scholarly studies of Islam and Muslim societies, and this includes Islam as a religion and the lived experiences of Muslims in Australia and worldwide.

For the period of 2023-2024, if you are an ECR who has published a monograph or a scholar at any point of their career publishing their first monograph, please contact AAIMS at info@aaims.org.au.
 
All the best,

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Celebrating AAIMS Member Achievements

Congratulations! Dr Eva Nisa of Australian National University on her Fellowship for Research from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. Her research is titled “Reimagining and Mainstreaming Islamic
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Member Publications (March 2024)

Congratulations to the following AAIMS Members on their publications! Shahram Akbarzadeh on his article titled, “Cyber Surveillance and Digital Authoritarianism in Iran”, published by Global Policy. Read article here. Joshua Little on
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Celebrating AAIMS Member Achievements

Congratulations to Dr. Sara Cheikh Husain on her paper at the Conference “Embracing Diversity: Tackling Islamophobia in 2024” on 8-9 March 2024, Baku, Azerbaijan. We celebrate your achievement! Dr. Sara
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Member Publications (January 2024)

January 30, 2024

Congratulations to the following AAIMS members on their publications:

Shahram Akbarzadeh on co-authoring the article titled, “Legacies and Futures for Global South Research”, published by Third World Quarterly. Read article here.  And co-authoring the article titled, “A Dialogic Appraisal of Diasporic Women’s Work to Impact Change in Iran”, published by Third World Quarterly. Read article here.

Halim Rane on his article titled, “Covenants in the Qur’an: Reflections on Seven Elements of the Maqasid Framework”, published by Journal of Contemporary Maqasid Studies. Read article here. 

Amin Saikal on his article titled, “The Middle East”, published by Counter Terrorist Trends and Analyses. Read article here.

Bryan Turner on his book review titled, “Book Review: Norbet Elias’s African Processes of Civilisation. On the Formation of Survival Units in Ghana”, published by Journal of Classical Sociology. Read review here.

Shaheen Whyte on his book titled Islamic Religious Authority in a Modern Age, published by Palgrave MacMillan. Read book here.

Ihsan Yilmaz on his article titled, “Islamist Civilisational Populism and Emotions: The Case of Erdoganism”, published with SSRN. Read article here.

We look forward to next month’s publications. All the best!

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Celebrating AAIMS Member Achievements

Congratulations! Dr Eva Nisa of Australian National University on her Fellowship for Research from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. Her research is titled “Reimagining and Mainstreaming Islamic
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Member Publications (March 2024)

Congratulations to the following AAIMS Members on their publications! Shahram Akbarzadeh on his article titled, “Cyber Surveillance and Digital Authoritarianism in Iran”, published by Global Policy. Read article here. Joshua Little on
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Celebrating AAIMS Member Achievements

Congratulations to Dr. Sara Cheikh Husain on her paper at the Conference “Embracing Diversity: Tackling Islamophobia in 2024” on 8-9 March 2024, Baku, Azerbaijan. We celebrate your achievement! Dr. Sara
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Celebrating AAIMS Member Achievements

January 18, 2024

Congratulations to Dr Sara Cheikh Husain on her book contract with Palgrave with its Palgrave Politics Of Identity and Citizenship series.

Her book is titled The Politics of Anti-Islamophobia in Australia: The Case of the Muslim Community Organisations.

We look forward to its release!

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Celebrating AAIMS Member Achievements

Congratulations! Dr Eva Nisa of Australian National University on her Fellowship for Research from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. Her research is titled “Reimagining and Mainstreaming Islamic
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Member Publications (March 2024)

Congratulations to the following AAIMS Members on their publications! Shahram Akbarzadeh on his article titled, “Cyber Surveillance and Digital Authoritarianism in Iran”, published by Global Policy. Read article here. Joshua Little on
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Celebrating AAIMS Member Achievements

Congratulations to Dr. Sara Cheikh Husain on her paper at the Conference “Embracing Diversity: Tackling Islamophobia in 2024” on 8-9 March 2024, Baku, Azerbaijan. We celebrate your achievement! Dr. Sara
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AAIMS Statement on Palestine

January 13, 2024

AAIMS statement on the situation in Palestine on this Global Day of Action for Gaza

The Australian Association of Islamic and Muslim Studies supports international peace and security and the protection of people from injustice and oppression in accordance with international covenants, law, and human rights declarations. AAIMS is opposed to all forms of religious and ideological extremism that promote hate, racism, supremacism, and violence. The Association calls for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, emergency aid for the Palestinian people, and those responsible for committing genocide to be brought to justice, as well as an immediate end to the blockade of Gaza, end to apartheid in the West Bank, and end to the occupation of Palestine.    

The situation in Palestine is beyond catastrophic with an estimated 30,000 people in Gaza killed, mostly women and children. Almost two million people have been displaced. Most homes, hospitals, schools, universities, churches, mosques, and other civilian infrastructure have been destroyed by Israel’s relentless and merciless bombing and shelling for over three months. Israel has imposed an unconscionable policy of collective punishment on the entire population of Gaza including starvation and suffering by preventing food, water, medical supplies, humanitarian aid, and assistance. Both Israel and the United States have shown a callous disregard for the human rights of the Palestinian people, international law, and the United Nations, wilfully ignoring repeated pleas from the international community and UN resolutions for an immediate ceasefire.  

Numerous members of AAIMS have conducted extensive research on violent extremism as well as prejudice and discrimination directed toward members of religious and ethnic communities, both of which contribute to a cycle of fear and hate that, as we have seen over the past three months, has devastating consequences for peace and security. AAIMS calls on the government of Australia to be consistent in its opposition to violent extremism and to prevent the influence of racist supremacism from causing further crimes against humanity and violations of international law and order. The Association encourages all people to show compassion and mercy, oppose injustice and oppression, and support a just peace.    

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Congratulations to the following AAIMS Members on their publications! Shahram Akbarzadeh on his article titled, “Cyber Surveillance and Digital Authoritarianism in Iran”, published by Global Policy. Read article here. Joshua Little on
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Celebrating AAIMS Member Achievements

Congratulations to Dr. Sara Cheikh Husain on her paper at the Conference “Embracing Diversity: Tackling Islamophobia in 2024” on 8-9 March 2024, Baku, Azerbaijan. We celebrate your achievement! Dr. Sara
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Another Year; Welcome 2024!

December 31, 2023

We wish all our members a wonderful holiday season! We thank you for your commitment to AAIMS and for continually sharing your wonderful achievements with us. We have grown in 2023 thanks to your interactions with us on social media. We are excited to begin the new year with you!

Throughout 2023, we have shared member publications and achievements across our social media platforms and our website. We continue to encourage you to share your achievements with us through our hashtag #sharewithaaims. If you have an achievement you would like us to share on the website please email us at info@aaims.org.au.

In June, we hosted the How to Publish in a Q1 Journal  workshop, with presentations by Dr Jan Ali and Mirela Cufurovic. In September, we hosted the How to Publish in The Conversation and ABC Religion & Ethics workshop, with presentations by Professor Mehmet Ozalp and Scott Stephens (editor for ABC Religion & Ethics) and facilitation by Dr Sara Cheikh Husain. We had a wonderful turn out for both events! Thank you to everyone who participated and shared their experience with us on our social media. If you have suggestions for future workshops you’d like to see from us, please do email us at info@aaims.org.au.

In November, the AAIMS 2023 Conference: Islam in a Polarised World was hosted by the Centre for Muslim States and Societies (CMSS) at the University of Western Australia in Perth. The conference was an excellent way to bring diverse scholars together to discuss the ways in which Islam and Muslims operate in a polarised world. We thank each and every one of you who attended, contributed, and shared their positive experience!

In 2024, we hope to receive submissions for our Riaz Hassan Honours prize, and look forward to reading some great theses. The winner for the prize will be announced at the end of 2024! We value scholarship that emerges from the field of Islamic Studies and it is an honour to cherish the scholarship legacy of Riaz Hassan who played an instrumental role in the development of AAIMS as a thriving association for scholars in this field.

Also, if you have something to share or something to say, head on over to our Member Forum to get some exciting discussions going!

We wish you all a lovely new year!

All the best,

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Congratulations to the following AAIMS Members on their publications! Shahram Akbarzadeh on his article titled, “Cyber Surveillance and Digital Authoritarianism in Iran”, published by Global Policy. Read article here. Joshua Little on
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Congratulations to Dr. Sara Cheikh Husain on her paper at the Conference “Embracing Diversity: Tackling Islamophobia in 2024” on 8-9 March 2024, Baku, Azerbaijan. We celebrate your achievement! Dr. Sara
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Member Publications (December)

December 31, 2023

Congratulations to the following AAIMS Members on their recent publications:

Rizwan Sahib on his article titled, “Muslim Social Activity and Placemaking in Australia”, published by Religions. Read article here.

All the best,

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Congratulations! Dr Eva Nisa of Australian National University on her Fellowship for Research from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. Her research is titled “Reimagining and Mainstreaming Islamic
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Congratulations to the following AAIMS Members on their publications! Shahram Akbarzadeh on his article titled, “Cyber Surveillance and Digital Authoritarianism in Iran”, published by Global Policy. Read article here. Joshua Little on
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Congratulations to Dr. Sara Cheikh Husain on her paper at the Conference “Embracing Diversity: Tackling Islamophobia in 2024” on 8-9 March 2024, Baku, Azerbaijan. We celebrate your achievement! Dr. Sara
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