AsPr Sally Totman Marshall



Associate Professor of Middle East Studies


Faculty of Arts and Education


SHSS Arts & Ed


Melbourne Burwood Campus


Sally is the Convenor of the International Relations and Middle East Studies programs at Deakin. She joined Deakin in February 2007 having taught Middle East politics, International Relations, and Australian foreign policy at Macquarie University in Sydney for 9 years.

Sally is an author and international expert on Middle East policy and politics and is a frequent commentator for, and contributor on, a wide range of issues relating to the Middle East for various radio, television and print media groups as well as speaking at public forums and delivering public lectures.

Sally is the Chair of the Faculty of Arts and Education Academic Progress & Discipline Committee (FAPDC) and is an active member of the:
- University Teaching & Learning Committee
- University Appeals Committee
- Faculty Board, Arts & Education
- Faculty Teaching & Learning Committee, Arts & Education
- School Executive, Humanities & Social Sciences
- School Teaching & Learning Committee, Humanities & Social Sciences

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Research interests

* The Middle East, in particular, Libya and Algeria

* Politics and popular culture especially Hollywood film


Middle East Studies Forum
Gulf/2000 Project, Columbia University
Middle East Studies Association of North America
Australian Institute of International Affairs (AIIA)

Teaching interests

Middle East Studies: History, Politics and International Relations.

Units taught

Sally is the Unit Chair of:
AIE 153 - Historical Foundations of the Middle East (T1)
AIE 154 - Modern Middle East Politics (T2)

AIE 255 - Issues and Themes in Middle East Politics (T1)
AIE 364 - The Arab-Israeli Conflict (T2)

Sally co-teaches:
AIE365 - Middle East Study Tour  (T3)

Middle East Major Sequence Information


2011: Deakin University Award for Teaching Excellence.

2006: Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching for Excellence in Teaching Evaluations, The Division of Humanities, Macquarie University.

2006: Highly Commended in the Macquarie University Innovation Awards in the category of Innovation in Teaching and Learning.


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When good dictators go bad: examining the 'transformation' of Colonel Gaddafi

A/Prof Sally Totman Marshall, Dr Mat Hardy

(2015), Vol. 10, pp. 1-6, International journal of interdisciplinary global studies, Champaign, Il., C1


Real/reel politics and popular culture

A/Prof Sally Totman Marshall, Prof David Marshall

(2015), Vol. 6, pp. 603-606, Celebrity studies, London, Eng, C1


The charismatic persona of Colonel Qaddafi

A/Prof Sally Totman Marshall, Dr Mat Hardy

(2014), Vol. 17, pp. 1-1, M/C journal : a journal of media and culture, Brisbane, Qld., C1


Using an online simulation to address equity issues for off-campus students

Dr Mat Hardy, A/Prof Sally Totman Marshall

(2013), pp. 139-153, Outlooks and opportunities in blended and distance learning, Hershey, Pennsylvania, B1


From dictatorship to democracy : simulating the politics of the middle east

Dr Mat Hardy, A/Prof Sally Totman Marshall

(2012), pp. 189-206, Simulation, games and role play in university education, Faringdon, England, B1


Should we teach an old game new tricks?

Dr Mat Hardy, A/Prof Sally Totman Marshall

(2011), pp. 562-570, ascilite 2011 : Changing demands, changing directions : Proceedings of the Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Conference, Hobart, Tas., E1


In the green zone : 40 years with Colonel Qaddafi

A/Prof Sally Totman Marshall, Dr Mat Hardy

(2009), pp. 1-19, APSA 2009 : proceedings of the APSA annual conference 2009, Sydney, N.S.W., E1


How Hollywood projects foreign policy

A/Prof Sally Totman Marshall

(2009), New York, N. Y., A1


The rise and decline of Libya as a rogue state

A/Prof Sally Totman Marshall, Dr Mat Hardy

(2008), pp. 1-25, OCIS 2008 : Oceanic Conference on International Studies, Brisbane, Qld., E1


The west and the rest

A/Prof Sally Totman Marshall

(2008), pp. 19-38, Global crises and risks, South Melbourne, Vic., B1