Dr Anna Halafoff

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Lecturer in Sociology

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

SHSS Arts & Ed

Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds 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 Senior Lecturer in Sociology and a member of the Alfed Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation at Deakin University. She is also a Research Associate of the UNESCO Chair in Interreligious and Intercultural Relations – Asia Pacific at Monash University and of Canada’s Religion and Diversity Project. In 2011, Anna was named a United Nations Alliance of Civilizations' Global Expert in the fields of multifaith relations, and religion and peacebuilding. Anna’s current research interests include: religious diversity; cosmopolitanism and anti-cosmopolitanism; interreligious relations; countering violent extremism; education about religions and worldviews; Buddhism and gender; and Buddhism in Australia. Previously, Anna was a lecturer at the School of Political and Social Inquiry, and a researcher for the Global Terrorism Research Centre, at Monash University (2005-2012).
 

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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

UN Alliance of Civilizations Global Expert
Research Associate, Religion and Diversity Project, University of Ottawa
Research Associate, UNESCO Chair Interreligious and Intercultural Relations – Asia-Pacific
 

Publications

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2017

Religion and development in the Asia-Pacific : sacred places as development spaces

M Clarke, A Halafoff

(2017), London, Eng., A1

book
2016

Governance and Religious Diversity in Australia: Multifaith relations and religious instruction in the State of Victoria

A Halafoff

(2016), pp. 101-117, Politics and practice of religious diversity: national contexts, global issues, Abingdon, Eng., B1

chapter
2015

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

A Halafoff, K Lam

(2015), pp. 321-345, Issues in religion and education: Whose religion?, Leiden, The Netherlands, B1

chapter

Sakyadhita International: gender equity in ultramodern Buddhism

A Halafoff, P Rajkobal

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

journal

Spirituality, religion and youth: an introduction

D Ezzy, A Halafoff

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

chapter

Multifaith Responses to Global Risks

A Halafoff

(2015), pp. 2965-2982, Changing world religion map, Berlin, Germany, B1

chapter

Education about diverse religions and worldviews, social inclusion and countering extremism: lessons for the Australian curriculum

A Halafoff

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

journal

Cyber sisters: Buddhist women's online activism and practice

E Tomalin, C Starkey, A Halafoff

(2015), Vol. 6, pp. 11-33, Religion and internet, Leiden, The Netherlands, B1

chapter

Globalisation and multifaith societies

A Halafoff, P Hedges

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

journal

Sociology of religion in Australia

G Bouma, D Ezzy, A Halafoff, A Possamai

(2015), Vol. 25, pp. 377-403, Sociologies of religion: national traditions, Lieden, The Netherlands, B1

chapter

Religion and contemporary society

A Halafoff

(2015), pp. 300-323, Sociologic: analysing everyday life and culture, Oxford, Eng., B1-1

chapter

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

E Tomalin, C Starkey, A 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"

F Mansouri, A 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

D Ben-Moshe, A Halafoff

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

journal

Dalai Lama (the 14th)

A Halafoff, P 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

Anna Halafoff

(2014), Vol. 2, 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

A Halafoff

(2013), Dordrecht, The Netherlands, A1

book

Encounter as conflict : interfaith peace-building

A Halafoff

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

chapter

Building community resilience

A Halafoff

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

chapter

L'interreligieux en Australie

A Halafoff

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

chapter

Education about religions and beliefs in Victoria

A 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

A Halafoff

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

journal
2012

Buddhism in Australia : an emerging field of study

A Halafoff, R Fitzpatrick, K Lam

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

journal

Muslim participation in multifaith initiatives in Victoria

A Halafoff

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

journal
2011

Multifaith initiatives in Victoria

A 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

A Halafoff

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

journal

Venerable Robina Courtin : an unconventional Buddhist?

A Halafoff

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

chapter

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

P Lentini, A Halafoff, E Ogru

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

journal

Countering Islamophobia : Muslim participation in multifaith networks

A Halafoff

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

journal
2010

Introduction - misplaced risks and common security

D Wright-Neville, A 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

A Halafoff, P Lentini, G Bouma

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

chapter

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

G Bouma, R Ling, A Halafoff

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

chapter

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

A Halafoff

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

journal
2009

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

A Halafoff, D Wright-Neville

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

journal

Multifaith education and social inclusion in Australia

G Bouma, A Halafoff

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

journal
2008

Multifaith movements in ultramodernity

A 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

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

M Conley Tyler, D Bretherton, A Halafoff, Y Nietschke

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

journal
2007

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

A 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

A 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

A 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., Perth, W. A., E1-1

conference
2000

Introduction

H Boer, A Berger, R Chapman, F Gertsen

(2000), pp. 1-26, CI changes: from suggestion box to organisational learning : continuous improvement in Europe and Australia, Aldershot, England, B1-1

chapter

Grants

Australian Competitive Grants

Australian Young People's Perspectives on Religions and Non-religious Worldviews

A/Prof Mary Louise Rasmussen, Prof Gary Bouma, A/Prof Andrew Singleton, Dr Anna Halafoff

ARC - Discovery Projects

  • 2017: $58,861

Other Public Sector Funding

Buddhism in Victoria ref:01341-0

Mr Petr Svoboda, Dr Anna Halafoff

  • 2014: $6,000

Cultural Diversity and the Arts

Prof Fethi Mansouri, Prof Yin Paradies, A/Prof Danny Ben-Moshe, A/Prof Dawn Joseph, Dr Anna Halafoff

  • 2015: $5,000
  • 2014: $16,000
  • 2013: $16,000

Views of Prison Chaplaincy among Buddhist Organisations in Victoria

Dr Anna Halafoff, Dr Edwin Ng

  • 2014: $2,400

Industry and Other Funding

Evaluation of Regional Participation Project

A/Prof Danny Ben-Moshe, Dr Anna Halafoff, Prof Yin Paradies

  • 2014: $50,000
  • 2012: $50,000

Buddhist Life Stories of Australia

Dr Anna Halafoff

  • 2014: $10,323

Supervisions

No completed student supervisions to report