Dr Anna Halafoff

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Lecturer in Sociology

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

SHSS Arts & Ed

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Master of Letters, University of New England, 2001
Graduate Diploma of Education, University of New England, 2006
Doctor of Philosophy, Monash University, 2010

Contact

anna.halafoff@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 924 43981

Biography

Dr. Anna Halafoff is a Lecturer in Sociology, and a member of the Centre for Citizenship and Globalisation, at Deakin University. Previously, Anna was a lecturer at the School of Political and Social Inquiry, and a researcher for the UNESCO Chair in Interreligious and Intercultural Relations Asia Pacific, and the Global Terrorism Research Centre at Monash University (2005-2012).
 

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Career highlights

In 2011, Anna was named a United Nations Alliance of
Civilizations' Global Expert in the fields of multifaith
relations, and religion and peacebuilding.
 

Research interests

Annas current research interests include: intercultural and
interreligious relations; cosmopolitanism; multiculturalism;
countering violent extremism; education about religions and
beliefs; gender and Buddhism; and Buddhism in Australia.

Affiliations

Associate, UNESCO Chair of Intercultural and Interreligious Relations - Asia-Pacific

Co-editor, Journal for the Academic Study of Religion

Co-founder and Co-coordinator (with Doug Ezzy), Sociology of
Religion Thematic Group, The Australian Sociological
Association (TASA)
Member, The Society for the Scientific Study of Religion (SSSR)
Member, International Society for the Sociology of Religion
(ISSR)
Member, Australasian Association of Buddhist Studies (AABS)

Publications

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2015

Lagging behind other nations: the religion in schools debate in Australia

Dr Anna Halafoff, Kim Lam

(2015), pp. 321-245, Issues in Religion and Education: Whose Religion?, Leiden, The Netherlands, B1

chapter

Multifaith responses to global risks

Dr Anna Halafoff

(2015), pp. 2965-2982, The Changing World Religion Map, Berlin, Germany, B1

chapter

Education about Diverse Religions and Worldviews, Social Inclusion and Countering Extremism: Lessons for the Australian Curriculum

Dr Anna Halafoff

(2015), Vol. 36, pp. 362-379, Journal of Intercultural Studies, Australia, C1

journal

Sakyadhita International: gender equity in ultramodern Buddhism

Dr Anna Halafoff, Ms Praveena Rajkobal

(2015), Vol. 23, pp. 111-127, Feminist theology, London, Eng., C1

journal

Spirituality, religion and youth: an introduction

Douglas Ezzy, Dr Anna Halafoff

(2015), pp. 845-861, Handbook of children and youth studies, Singapore, B1

chapter

Sociology of religion in Australia

Gary Bouma, Douglas Ezzy, Dr Anna Halafoff, Prof Adam Possamai

(2015), pp. 377-403, Sociologies of religion: national traditions, Lieden, The Netherlands, B1

chapter

Globalisation and multifaith societies

Dr Anna Halafoff, Paul Hedges

(2015), Vol. 25, pp. 135-161, Studies in interreligious dialogue, Leuven, Belgium, C1

journal

Cyber sisters: Buddhist women’s online activism and practice

Emma Tomalin, Caroline Starkey, Dr Anna Halafoff

(2015), pp. 11-33, Religion and internet, Leiden, The Netherlands, B1

chapter

Gender and the Cybersangha: Buddhist women's online activism and practice

Emma Tomalin, Caroline Starkey, Dr Anna Halafoff

(2015), pp. 115-122, Compassion and Social Justice : Proceedings of the 14th Buddhist Women 2015 Conference, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, E1

conference
2014

Introduction to the special issue “Migrant youth, intercultural relations and the challenges of social inclusion”

Prof Fethi Mansouri, Dr Anna Halafoff

(2014), Vol. 2, pp. 1-4, Social inclusion, Lisbon, Portugal, C1

journal

Antisemitism and Jewish children and youth in Australia’s Capital Territory schools

A/Prof Danny Ben-Moshe, Dr Anna Halafoff

(2014), Vol. 2, pp. 47-56, Social inclusion, Lisbon, Portugal, C1

journal

Dalai Lama (the 14th)

Dr Anna Halafoff, Ms Praveena Rajkobal

(2014), pp. 21-34, Great spiritual leaders : studies in leadership for a pluralist society, Canberra, A. C. T., B1

chapter

Riots, mass casualities, and religious hatred : countering anticosmopolitan terror through intercultural and interreligious understanding

Dr Anna Halafoff

(2014), pp. 293-312, Controversies in contemporary religion : education, law, politics, society, and spirituality, Oxford , England, B1

chapter
2013

The multifaith movement : global risks and cosmopolitan solutions

Dr Anna Halafoff

(2013), Dordrecht, The Netherlands, A1

book

L’interreligieux en Australie

Dr Anna Halafoff

(2013), pp. 221-234, Religion et société en Nouvelle-Calédonie et en Océanie, Avignon, France, B1

chapter

Building community resilience

Dr Anna Halafoff

(2013), pp. 183-192, Countering extremism: building social resilience through community engagement, London, England, B1-1

chapter

Education about religions and beliefs in Victoria

Dr Anna Halafoff

(2013), Vol. 26, pp. 172-197, Journal for the academic study of religion, Sheffield, England, C1

journal

[In]visibility of women in Buddhism in Australia

Dr Anna Halafoff

(2013), Vol. 6, pp. -, Seachanges, Ipswich, Qld., C1

journal

Encounter as conflict : interfaith peace-building

Dr Anna Halafoff

(2013), pp. 262-280, Understanding inter-religious relations, New York, N. Y., B1

chapter
2012

Muslim participation in multifaith initiatives in Victoria

Dr Anna Halafoff

(2012), Vol. 89, pp. 115-123, La Trobe Journal, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal

Buddhism in Australia : an emerging field of study

Dr Anna Halafoff, Ruth Fitzpatrick, Kim Lam

(2012), Vol. 13, pp. 9-25, Journal of global buddhism, United States, C1

journal
2011

Multifaith initiatives in Victoria

Dr Anna Halafoff

(2011), Vol. 4, pp. 22-25, Gesher, Richmond, Vic., C1-1

journal

Netpeace : the multifaith movement and common security : 2010 Penny Magee memorial lecture

Dr Anna Halafoff

(2011), Vol. 24, pp. 127-149, Australian religion studies review, Sheffield, U. K., C1-1

journal

Venerable Robina Courtin : an unconventional Buddhist?

Dr Anna Halafoff

(2011), pp. 148-152, Buddhism in Australia : traditions in change, Oxon, U. K., B1-1

chapter

Countering Islamophobia : Muslim participation in multifaith networks

Dr Anna Halafoff

(2011), Vol. 22, pp. 451-467, Islam and Christian-Muslim relations, Oxon, U. K., C1-1

journal

With guarded optimism? Evidence from focus groups of ‘mainstream’ Australians’ perceptions of Muslims

Pete Lentini, Dr Anna Halafoff, Ela Ogru

(2011), Vol. 22, pp. 409-432, Islam and Christian-Muslim relations, Oxon, U. K., C1-1

journal
2010

The impact of religious diversity and revitalization on inter-religious education for citizenship and human rights

Gary Bouma, Rod Ling, Dr Anna Halafoff

(2010), pp. 1053-1069, International handbook of inter-religious education, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, B1-1

chapter

Introduction - misplaced risks and common security

David Wright-Neville, Dr Anna Halafoff

(2010), pp. 1-5, Terrorism and social exclusion : misplaced risk - common security, Cheltenham, England, B1-1

chapter

Civic integration for religious community leaders new to Australia : a multifaith approach

Dr Anna Halafoff, Pete Lentini, Gary Bouma

(2010), pp. 155-173, Terrorism and social exclusion : misplaced risk - common security, Cheltenham, England, B1-1

chapter

Netpeace and the cosmopolitan condition : multifaith movements and the politics of understanding

Dr Anna Halafoff

(2010), Vol. 11, pp. 717-737, Political theology, Sheffield, England, C1-1

journal
2009

Multifaith education and social inclusion in Australia

Gary Bouma, Dr Anna Halafoff

(2009), Vol. 57, pp. 17-25, Journal of religious education, Ballarat, Vic., C1-1

journal

A missing peace? The role of religious actors in countering terrorism

Dr Anna Halafoff, David Wright-Neville

(2009), Vol. 32, pp. 921-932, Studies of conflict and terrorism, Philadelphia, Pa., C1-1

journal
2008

Developing a peace education curriculum for Vietnamese primary schools : a case study of participatory action research in cross-cultural design

Melissa H. Conley Tyler, Diane Bretherton, Dr Anna Halafoff, Yung Nietschke

(2008), Vol. 7, pp. 346-368, Journal of research in international education, London, England, C1-1

journal

Multifaith movements in ultramodernity

Dr Anna Halafoff

(2008), pp. 1-18, Re-imagining sociology : the annual conference of the Australian Sociological Association 2008, 2-5 December 2008, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Vic., E1-1

conference
2007

Advancing Australian 'shared security' : secular-religious peacebuilding networks

Dr Anna Halafoff

(2007), pp. 1-7, TASA 2007 Conference Proceedings : Public Sociologies : Lessons and Trans-Tasman Comparisons, Auckland, N. Z., E1-1

conference
2006

UnAustralian values

Dr Anna Halafoff

(2006), pp. 1-18, UNAustralia : Cultural Studies Association of Australasia annual conference., Canberra, A. C. T., E1-1

conference

Civic integration for religious community leaders new to Australia : a multifaith peacebuilding approach

Dr Anna Halafoff

(2006), pp. 1-9, Sociology for a mobile world : TASA 2006 : annual conference of The Australian Sociological Association, University of Western Australia &¿ Murdoch University, 4-7 December 2006., Hawthorn, Vic., E1-1

conference