Prof Fethi Mansouri

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Director, Alfred Deakin Institute For Citizenship And Globalisation

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

Alfred Deakin Institute

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

University Degree in Modern Languages, University of Tunis, 1990
Master of Arts, Australian National University, 1996
Doctor of Philosophy, Monash University, 1999

Contact

Biography

Alfred Deakin Professor Fethi Mansouri holds a Deakin University research chair in migration and intercultural studies and is  the Director of the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation.  In 2013 he was awarded a UNESCO Chair in comparative research on ‘Cultural Diversity and Social Justice’. 

He is  the editor of the Journal of Intercultural Studies (Routledge) and founding co-editor of the International Journal of Social Inclusion (Librello). Professor Mansouri is a global expert advisor to the United Nations (Alliance of Civilisations) on cultural diversity and intercultural relations. He is a leading researcher in the University and a prominent scholar nationally and internationally.

Professor Mansouri has published more than fifteen books, ten major research monographs, more than seventy refereed research articles and book chapters, and many book reviews and media pieces. He has presented more than 200 invited conference and seminar papers and many other invited presentations at national and international symposia.

His most influential books include: ‘Islam and Political Violence: Muslim Diaspora and Radicalism in the West’, (2007); ‘Political Islam and Human Security’ (2008); ‘Identity, Education, and Belonging: Arab and Muslim Youth in Contemporary Australia’ (2008); ‘Youth Identity and Migration: Culture, Values and Social Connectedness’ (2009); ‘Australia and the Middle East: A Frontline Relationship’ (2011, second edition); and ‘Migration, Citizenship and Intercultural Relations: Looking Through the Lens of Social Inclusion’ (2011).

His most recent books include: ‘Muslims in the West and the Challenges of Belonging’ (2012); ‘The Arab Revolutions in Context: Civil Society and Democracy in a Changing Middle East’ (2012); ‘The Global Perspectives on the Politics of Multiculturalism’ (2014); and 'Cultural, Religious and Political Contestations: The Multicultural Challenge' (2015).

Professor Mansouri’s 2004 book ‘Lives in Limbo: Voices of Refugees under Temporary Protection' was short-listed for the 2004 Human Rights Medals and Awards.

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Research interests

Migration studies
Comparative refugee research
Global Islamic Politics
Multiculturalism and intercultural relations

Affiliations

Research affiliations

  • The United Nations Alliance of Civilisations (UNAOC);
  • The International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM);
  • The International Humanities Association;
  • The Australian Institute of International Affairs;
  • The Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY).

Teaching interests

Middle Eastern Studies
Bachelor of Arts

Areas of Supervision

  • Migration and intercultural relations
  • Cultural diversity and multicultural education
  • Middle East history and politics
  • Refugee policy and practice
  • Multiculturalism and transnationalism research

Professional activities

Director, Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation (ADI)

Professor Mansouri is the Director of the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation. The ADI conducts  innovative multidisciplinary research that addresses problems concerning social, cultural, economic and political inequalities and human rights. ADI research makes a difference through  expanding the capacity, depth and quality of knowledge and understanding we generate. The Institute works in collaboration with partners locally, nationally and internationally

Editor, Journal of Intercultural Studies (Routledge)

Awards

2012

  • Faculty Research Excellence Award 2012.

2011

  • Distinguished Visiting Researcher Program Award, Canada

2010

  • Faculty Research Excellence Award 2010
  • University Service Recognition Award
  • University Recognition Award for contribution as a mentor to the Developing Research Leaders Program
  • Faculty Researcher of the Month Award (August 2010)

2006

  • Deakin International Studies Program (ISP) Award

2005

  • Certificate of Appreciation: Police Academy, Victoria.

2004

  • Human Rights and Equal Opportunity (HREOC) Medal Awards: Lives in Limbo (UNSW Press, 2004, with Michael Leach) short-listed for the Non-Fiction Awards.

2003

  • Multiple Grants Winner Award, Faculty of arts

2002

  • Certificate of Recognition for the Dean's Best Researcher

2001

  • Certificate of Appreciation from the Victorian State Government, in recognition of voluntary service to the community, International Year of Volunteers 2001

2000

  • Certificate of Recognition for the Best New Researcher in the faculty of Arts
  • Certificate of Recognition from the Islamic Council of Philanthropy in Australia (ICPA) Sydney, for contribution to teacher training and professional development courses in community schools.

Projects

Current/Recent ARC Projects led by Professor Mansouri:

  • DP130102601: on Muslim Religiosity in Secular Cities(2013-15) (with Dr M. Lobo and Prof B. Turner);
  • LP120200319: on Intercultural Understanding inSchools (2012-15) (with Prof Christine Halse et al);
  • LP120200319: on Using Museums to counter racism (2012-14) (with A/Prof yin Paradies et al);
  • LP0989182: Social Networks, Belonging and Active Citizenship among Migrant Youth in Australia (2009-12); (with Prof Zlatko Skrbis UQ)
  • DP0771641: Local Governance, Multiculturalism and Active Citizenship: The Case of Muslim Diaspora in the West (2007-10) [with S. Kenny and D. Walker];
  • LP0455056: The Challenge of Managing Cultural Diversity in Education: the Case of Arab-Australian Youth (2004-07)[with M. Leach];
  • LP0211833: Economic and Social Rights of Asylum Seekers in Australia: Challenges for Community Associations (2002-04) [with S.Kenny and K. Brown].

Publications

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2016

Practices of active citizenship among migrant youth: beyond conventionalities

Prof Fethi Mansouri, Dr Liudmila Kirpitchenko

(2016), Vol. 22, pp. 307-323, Social identities, Oxford, Eng., C1

journal
2015

Race lines and spaces of political action among migrant youth

Dr Masa Mikola, Prof Fethi Mansouri

(2015), Vol. 18, pp. 500-514, Journal of youth studies, London, Eng., C1

journal

Religiosity, citizenship and belonging: the everyday experiences of young Australian Muslims

Dr Amelia Johns, Prof Fethi Mansouri, Dr Michele Lobo

(2015), Vol. 35, pp. 171-190, Journal of muslim minority affairs, London, Eng., C1

journal

A fragmented discourse of religious leadership in France: Muslim youth between citizenship and radicalization

Dr Virginie Andre, Prof Fethi Mansouri, Dr Michele Lobo

(2015), Vol. 35, pp. 296-313, Journal of Muslim minority affairs, London, Eng., C1

journal

The multicultural experiment: premises, promises, and problems

Prof Fethi Mansouri

(2015), pp. 3-16, Cultural, religious and political contestations: the multicultural challenge, Berlin, Germany, B1

chapter

Migrant youth and social policy in multicultural Australia: exploring cross-cultural networking

Libby Effeney, Prof Fethi Mansouri, Dr Masa Mikola

(2015), pp. 185-204, Cultural, religious and political contestations: the multicultural challenge, Berlin, Germany, B1

chapter
2014

Contextualizing multiculturalism in the twenty-first century

Boulou Ebanda de B beri, Prof Fethi Mansouri

(2014), pp. 1-13, Global Perspectives on the Politics of Multiculturalism in the 21st Century: A case study analysis, New York, NY, B1

chapter

Towards post-multiculturalism? Elite discourse, postmodernism and the challenge of diversity in multi-ethnic societies

Prof Fethi Mansouri, Miss Paula Muraca

(2014), pp. 230-240, Global Perspectives on the Politics of Multiculturalism in the 21st Century: A case study analysis, Abingdon, England, B1

chapter

Social engagement among migrant youth: attitudes and meanings

Dr Liudmila Kirpitchenko, Prof Fethi Mansouri

(2014), Vol. 2, pp. 17-27, Social inclusion, Lisbon, Portugal, C1

journal

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

Crossing boundaries : acts of citizenship among migrant youth in Melbourne

Prof Fethi Mansouri, Dr Masa Mikola

(2014), Vol. 2, pp. 28-37, Social inclusion, Lisbon, Portugal, C1

journal

Mental health care in Kenya: exploring optimal conditions for capacity building

Mr Elijah Marangu, A/Prof Natisha Sands, Dr John Rolley, Prof David Ndetei, Prof Fethi Mansouri

(2014), Vol. 6, pp. 1-5, African Journal of Primary Health Care and Family Medicine, Pretoria, South Africa, C1

journal

Deterrence policies and asylum seekers: the case of Australia

Libby Effeney, Prof Fethi Mansouri

(2014), Vol. 1, pp. 217-230, International journal of migration and border studies, Olney, Eng., C1

journal
2013

Transnational practices, social inclusion, and Muslim migrant integration in the West

Prof Fethi Mansouri

(2013), pp. 127-145, Migration and insecurity : citizenship and social inclusion in a transnational era, London, Eng., B1-1

chapter
2012

Hoops and bridges : Muslims and the Australian way of life

Prof Fethi Mansouri, Dr Michele Lobo

(2012), pp. 114-133, Muslims in the west and the challenges of belonging, Melbourne, Vic., B1

chapter

Racism and its impact on the health and wellbeing of Australian youth : empirical and theoretical insights

Prof Fethi Mansouri, Dr Louise Jenkins, Dr Lucas Walsh

(2012), Vol. 30, pp. 75-94, Education and society, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal

Muslim migration to Australia and the question of identity and belonging

Prof Fethi Mansouri

(2012), pp. 13-33, Muslims in the west and the challenges of belonging, Melbourne, Vic., B1

chapter

Conclusion : the promises and challenges of the Arab revolutions

Prof Shahram Akbarzadeh, Prof Fethi Mansouri, A/Prof Benjamin Isakhan

(2012), pp. 153-159, The Arab revolutions in context : civil society and democracy in a changing Middle East, Melbourne, Vic., B1

chapter

Introduction : people power and the Arab revolutions : towards a new conceptual framework of democracy in the Middle East

A/Prof Benjamin Isakhan, Prof Fethi Mansouri, Prof Shahram Akbarzadeh

(2012), pp. 1-20, The Arab revolutions in context : civil society and democracy in a changing Middle East, Melbourne, Vic., B1

chapter
2011

Negotiating norms of inclusion : Comparative perspectives from Muslim community leadership in the West

Prof Fethi Mansouri, Dr Michele Lobo, Rim Latrache

(2011), pp. 129-139, Migration, citizenship and intercultural relations : looking through the lens of social inclusion, Aldershot , England, B1

chapter

Local governance and the challenge of religious pluralism in liberal democracies : an Australian perspective

Prof Fethi Mansouri, Dr Juliet Pietsch

(2011), Vol. 32, pp. 279-292, Journal of intercultural studies, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal

Introduction : social inclusion : exploring the concept

Prof Fethi Mansouri, Dr Michele Lobo

(2011), pp. 1-10, Migration, citizenship and intercultural relations : looking through the lens of social inclusion, Aldershot , England, B1

chapter
2010

Local governance, intercultural tension and the racialisation of Muslims in the West

Prof Fethi Mansouri

(2010), pp. 250-269, Muslims in Australia : the dynamics of exclusion and inclusion, Melbourne, Vic., B1

chapter

Temporary protection and the refugee convention in Australia,Denmark, and Germany

Prof Fethi Mansouri, Dr Michael Leach, Dr Amy Nethery

(2010), Vol. 26, pp. 135-147, Refuge : Canada's periodical on refugees, North York, Canada, C1

journal

Schools as sites of race relations and intercultural tension

Prof Fethi Mansouri, Dr Louise Jenkins

(2010), Vol. 35, pp. 93-108, Australian journal of teacher education, Katoomba, N.S.W., C1

journal

Refugees' labour market access in Australia : a case study of Eritrea African immigrants

Mr Hassan Ibrahim, Prof Pasquale Sgro, Prof Fethi Mansouri, Prof Christine Jubb

(2010), pp. 84-116, Citizenship and globalisation research papers, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal
2009

The evolution of the temporary protection visa regime in Australia

Prof Fethi Mansouri, Dr Michael Leach

(2009), Vol. 47, pp. 101-126, International migration, Malden, Mass., C1

journal

Migrant youth, cultural identity and media representation

Prof Fethi Mansouri, Dr Michelle Miller

(2009), pp. 45-62, Youth identity and migration : culture, values and social connectedness, Altona, Vic., B1

chapter

Migrant youth, cultural adaptation and social policy

Prof Fethi Mansouri, Dr Steve Francis

(2009), pp. 11-23, Youth identity and migration : culture, values and social connectedness, Altona, Vic., B1

chapter

Introduction : Contextualising migrant youth experiences in émigré societies

Prof Fethi Mansouri

(2009), pp. 1-8, Youth identity and migration : culture, values and social connectedness, Altona, Vic., B1

chapter

Cultural diversity and migrant youth in secondary schools

Prof Fethi Mansouri, Dr Louise Jenkins, Dr Michael Leach

(2009), pp. 105-118, Youth identity and migration : culture, values and social connectedness, Altona, Vic., B1

chapter

Building bridges : creating a culture of diversity

Prof Fethi Mansouri, Dr Louise Jenkins, Dr Michael Leach, Dr Lucas Walsh

(2009), Carlton, Vic., A1

book

Constructing inclusive education in a neo-liberal context : promoting inclusion of Arab-Australian students in an Australian context

Ms Annelies Kamp, Prof Fethi Mansouri

(2009), pp. 1-12, British educational research journal, London, England, C1

journal
2008

Identity, education and belonging : Arab and Muslim youth in contemporary Australia

Prof Fethi Mansouri, Dr Sally Percival Wood

(2008), Melbourne, Australia, A1

book

Political violence and the struggle for ideals

Prof Fethi Mansouri, Prof Shahram Akbarzadeh

(2008), pp. 1-4, Political Islam and human security, Newcastle, United Kingdom, B1

chapter
2007

Cultural diversity as an educational advantage

Prof Fethi Mansouri

(2007), Vol. 15, pp. 15-18, Ethos, Carlton, Vic., C1-1

journal

Second language acquisition research: from theory formation to theory application

Prof Fethi Mansouri

(2007), pp. 1-12, Second language acquisition research: theory-construction and testing, Newscastle, U. K., B1

chapter

Conceptualising intra-stage sequencing in the learner language

Prof Fethi Mansouri, Dr Gisela Hakansson

(2007), pp. 95-117, Second language acquisition research: theory-construction and testing, United Kingdom, B1

chapter

Transformative pedagogies for cultural difference and inclusive schooling

Prof Fethi Mansouri

(2007), pp. 164-189, Sustaining excellence in communicating across the curriculum: cross-institutional experiences and best practices, Newcastle, UK, B1

chapter

A psychological perspective on Australia's asylum policies

Prof Fethi Mansouri, Stephanie Cauchi

(2007), Vol. 45, pp. 123-150, International migration, Oxford, England, C1

journal

Structural deficiency or cultural racism: the educational and social experiences of Arab-Australian youth

Prof Fethi Mansouri, Ms Annelies Kamp

(2007), Vol. 42, pp. 87-102, Australian journal of social issues, Sydney, N.S.W., C1

journal

Unlocking Australia's relationship with the Middle East

Prof Fethi Mansouri

(2007), Vol. 42, pp. 129-142, Australian journal of political science, London, England, C1

journal

The policy of values and the value of policy : managing cultural diversity in Australian schools

Prof Fethi Mansouri, Dr Sally Percival Wood

(2007), Vol. 25, pp. 51-72, Education and society, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal

Contextualising neo-Islamism

Prof Shahram Akbarzadeh, Prof Fethi Mansouri

(2007), pp. 1-12, Islam and political violence : Muslim diaspora and radicalism in the west, London, England, B1

chapter
2006

Islamism and political violence in the new world order

Prof Fethi Mansouri, Prof Shahram Akbarzadeh

(2006), pp. 3-14, Political Islam and human security, Newcastle, U.K., B1

chapter

Middle eastern refugees in fortress Australia

Prof Fethi Mansouri

(2006), pp. 85-100, Australia and the Middle East: a front-line relationship, London, England, B1

chapter

Economic interests and the human rights challenge

Prof Fethi Mansouri, Jamal Sankari

(2006), pp. 169-189, Australia and the Middle East: a front-line relationship, London, England, B1

chapter

Acculturation experiences of Iraqi refugees in Australia: the impact of visa category

Prof Fethi Mansouri, Dr Michael Leach, Ms Samantha Traies

(2006), Vol. 27, pp. 393-412, Journal of intercultural studies, Carlton, Vic., C1

journal

The psychological impact of extended temporary protection

Prof Fethi Mansouri, Stephanie Cauchi

(2006), Vol. 23, pp. 81-94, Refuge, Toronto, Canada, C1

journal

Community language programs in Australian schools: policy at the crossroads

Prof Fethi Mansouri

(2006), Vol. 12, pp. 55-62, International journal of learning, Altona, Vic., C1

journal

Exploring the Australia-Middle East connection

Prof Fethi Mansouri, Dr Sally Percival Wood

(2006), pp. -, Australia and the Middle East: a front-line relationship, London, B1

chapter
2005

The pedagogic effectiveness of developmental readiness in ESL grammar instruction

Prof Fethi Mansouri, Loretta Duffy

(2005), Vol. 28, pp. 81-99, Australian review of applied linguistics, Clayton, Vic., C1

journal

Race, identity and education achievements among Arab-Australian students

Prof Fethi Mansouri

(2005), Vol. 11, pp. 1013-1024, International journal of learning, Altona, Vic., C1

journal

Multicultural education and racism: the case of Arab-Australian students in contemporary Australia

Prof Fethi Mansouri, Anna Trembath

(2005), Vol. 6, pp. 516-529, International education journal, North Haven, S.Aust., C1

journal

Citizenship, identity and belonging in contemporary Australia

Prof Fethi Mansouri

(2005), pp. 149-164, Islam and the west : reflections from Australia, Sydney, N.S.W., B1

chapter

Agreement morphology in Arabic as a second language: typological features and their processing implications

Prof Fethi Mansouri

(2005), pp. 117-153, Cross-linguistic aspects of processability theory, Amsterdam, B1

chapter
2004

Arab-Australians in Victoria : needs assessment and capacity building

Prof Fethi Mansouri, Carol Makhoul

(2004), Geelong, Vic., A1-1

book

Lives in limbo : voices of refugees under temporary protection

Dr Michael Leach, Prof Fethi Mansouri

(2004), Sydney, N.S.W, A1

book
2003

Strange words : refugee perspectives on government and media stereotyping

Dr Michael Leach, Prof Fethi Mansouri

(2003), Vol. 172, pp. 19-26, Overland, Mt. Eliza, Vic., C1

journal
2002

The legacy of Australia's treatment of onshore asylum seekers

Prof Fethi Mansouri

(2002), Vol. 21, pp. 1-16, Mots pluriels, Nedlands, W.A., C1

journal

Temporary protection of refugees: Australian policy and international comparisons

Prof Fethi Mansouri, Dr Michael Leach

(2002), pp. 103-112, Critical perspectives on refugee policy in Australia : proceedings of the refugee rights symposium, Burwood, Vic., E1

conference

Exploring the interface between syntax and morphology in second language development

Prof Fethi Mansouri

(2002), pp. 59-72, Developing a second language: acquisition, processing and pedagogy of Arabic, Chinese, English, Italian, Japanese, Swedish, Melbourne, Vic., Australia, B1

chapter
2001

The development of Arabic interlanguage morphology

Prof Fethi Mansouri

(2001), Vol. 7, pp. 95-112, Languages and linguistics, Fes, Morocco, C1

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