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Prof Shahram Akbarzadeh

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Position

Research Professor

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

Alfred Deakin Institute

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Contact

Biography

Shahram Akbarzadeh is Research Professor of Middle East & Central Asian Politics.

 

He held the prestigious ARC Future Fellowship between 2013-1016.

He has an active research interest in the politics of Central Asia, Islam, Muslims in Australia and the Middle East.He has been involved in organising a number of key conferences, including a Chatham House rule workshop on Australia's relations with Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan (2007), sponsored by the International Centre of Excellence for Asia Pacific Studies, and a conference on the Arab Revolution with Freedom House, sponsored by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).


In 2000 Professor Akbarzadeh was the Middle East Studies conference co-convener and served as the Central and West Asia Councillor for the Asian Studies Association of Australia (1999-2004). He has promoted Asian studies through contacts with industry and the academia by research and publication. He guest edited a special issue of Asian Studies Review on the Middle East (Vol.25, No.2, 2001) and a special issue of the Journal of Arabic, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies on Globalization (Vol. 5, No.2, 2000).

He has published more than 40 refereed papers. Among his latest publications are a sole-authored book on Uzbekistan and the United States, a co-authored book on US Foreign Policy in the Middle East, and a co-authored book on Muslim Active Citizenship in the West.

Professor Akbarzadeh is the founding Editor of the Islamic Studies Series, published by Melbourne University Press, and a regular public commentator. He has produced key reports for the Australian Research Council (ARC) on Australian based scholarship on Islam, and also for the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) on Muslim Voices and Mapping Employment and Education; and has produced a report on Islam in the Australian media. He acted as Convenor of the Islam Node for the ARC Asia Pacific Futures Research Network.


He is a member of the Editorial Board of four leading refereed journals: Global Change, Peace & Security, the Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, the Journal of Asian Security & International Affairs; and an International Advisory Board member of the World Journal of Islamic History and Civilization.

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Knowledge areas

Middle East politics

Central Asia politics

Political Islam and extremism 

Islam in the West

Projects

ARC Future Fellowship: Role of Islam in Iran's Foreign Policy making

Qatar Foundation: Sectarianism in the Middle East 

Publications

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2017

Iran and Turkey: not quite enemies but less than friends

S Akbarzadeh, J Barry

(2017), Vol. 38, pp. 980-995, Third world quarterly, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal
2016

State Identity in Iranian Foreign Policy

S Akbarzadeh, J Barry

(2016), Vol. 43, pp. 613-629, British journal of Middle Eastern studies, London, Eng., C1

journal

Why does Iran need Hizbullah?

S Akbarzadeh

(2016), Vol. 106, pp. 127-140, Muslim world, London, Eng., C1

journal

Rouhani's first two years in office : opportunities and risks in contemporary Iran

S Akbarzadeh, D Conduit

(2016), pp. 1-15, Iran in the world : president Rouhani' s foreign policy, Basingstoke, Eng., B1

chapter

Charting a new course? Testing Rouhani's foreign policy agency in the Iran-Syria relationship

S Akbarzadeh, D Conduit

(2016), pp. 133-154, Iran in the world: President Rouhani' s doreign policy, Basingstoke, Eng., B1

chapter

A new phase in relations between Iran and Afghanistan

S Akbarzadeh

(2016), pp. 35-48, Afghanistan and its neighbors after the NATO withdrawal, Lanham, Md., B1

chapter

The Muslim question in Australia: Islamophobia and Muslim alienation

S Akbarzadeh

(2016), Vol. 36, pp. 323-333, Journal of Muslim minority affairs, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal
2015

Iran and the Shanghai cooperation organization : ideology and realpolitik in Iranian foreign policy

S Akbarzadeh

(2015), Vol. 69, pp. 88-103, Australian journal of international affairs, Oxford, Eng., C1

journal

Sectarianism and the prevalence of 'othering' in Islamic thought

N Ghobadzdeh, S Akbarzadeh

(2015), Vol. 36, pp. 691-704, Third world quarterly, London, Eng., C1

journal

Iran and Daesh: the case of a reluctant Shia power

S Akbarzadeh

(2015), Vol. 22, pp. 44-54, Middle East policy, London, Eng., C1

journal
2014

Muslim active citizenship in the West

M Peucker, S Akbarzadeh

(2014), Abingdon, England, A1-1

book

Managing religious diversity and promoting active citizenship: Muslims in Australia, Britain and Germany

S Akbarzadeh, M Peucker

(2014), pp. 141-160, Global perspectives on the politics of multiculturalism in the 21st century: a case study analysis, Abingdon, Eng., B1

chapter

Muslim active citizenship in Australia: socioeconomic challenges and the emergence of a Muslim elite

M Peucker, J Roose, S Akbarzadeh

(2014), Vol. 49, pp. 282-299, Australian journal of political science, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal
2013

The Arab Revolution is Bad News for Iran

S Akbarzadeh

(2013), pp. 105-120, Democracy and Reform in the Middle East and Asia Social Protest and Authoritarian Rule after the Arab Spring, B1-1

chapter

The Special Broadcasting Service and the future of multiculturalism: an Insight into contemporary challenges and future directions

J Roose, S Akbarzadeh

(2013), Vol. 46, pp. 93-115, Communication, politics & culture, Melbourne, Vic., C1-1

journal

Investing in mentoring and educational initiatives: the limits of de-radicalisation programmes in Australia

S Akbarzadeh

(2013), Vol. 33, pp. 451-463, Journal of Muslim minority affairs, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal
2012

Conclusion : the promises and challenges of the Arab revolutions

S Akbarzadeh, F Mansouri, B 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

B Isakhan, F Mansouri, S Akbarzadeh

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

chapter

The paradox of political Islam

S Akbarzadeh

(2012), pp. 1-8, Routledge handbook of political Islam, Abingdon, England, B1-1

chapter

Islamism reaches central Asia

S Akbarzadeh

(2012), pp. 119-128, Routledge Handbook of Political Islam, Abingdon, England, B1-1

chapter

The institutionalisation of political Islam in Iran

R Barlow, S Akbarzadeh

(2012), pp. 142-153, Routledge handbook of political Islam, Abingdon, England, B1-1

chapter

The vicious cycle of stereotyping: Muslims in Europe and Australia

M Peucker, S Akbarzadeh

(2012), pp. 171-197, Muslims in the west and the challenges of belonging, Melbourne, Vic., B1

chapter
2011

Post-Soviet Central Asia: the limits of Islam

S Akbarzadeh

(2011), pp. 421-429, Constitutionalism in Islamic countries: between upheaval and continuity, Oxford, England, B1-1

chapter

Obama in the Middle East: failure to bring change

S Akbarzadeh

(2011), pp. 1-9, America's challenges in the greater Middle East : the Obama Administration's policies, New York, N. Y., B1-1

chapter

Iran: from engagement to containment

S Akbarzadeh

(2011), pp. 161-176, America's challenges in the greater Middle East : the Obama Administration's policies, New York, N. Y., B1-1

chapter

Central Asia: pragmatism in action

L Anceschi, S Akbarzadeh

(2011), pp. 217-236, America's challenges in the greater Middle East : the Obama Administration's policies, New York, N. Y., B1-1

chapter

Muslims, multiculturalism and the question of the silent majority

S Akbarzadeh, J Roose

(2011), Vol. 31, pp. 309-325, Journal of Muslim minority affairs, Abingdon, England, C1-1

journal

Democracy promotion versus engagement with Iran

S Akbarzadeh

(2011), Vol. 41, pp. 470-482, Journal of contemporary Asia, Abingdon, England, C1-1

journal
2010

The challenge of being Muslim

S Akbarzadeh

(2010), pp. 1-8, Challenging identities : Muslim women in Australia, Melbourne, Vic., B1-1

chapter
2009

Islam in Australia

S Akbarzadeh

(2009), pp. 117-134, Australia and the Arab world, London, England, B1-1

chapter

Islam in Australia

S Akbarzadeh

(2009), pp. 117-134, Australia and the Arab World, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, B1-1

chapter

Obama and the US policy change on Iran

S Akbarzadeh

(2009), Vol. 21, pp. 397-401, Global change, peace & security, Abingdon, England, C1-1

journal
2008

US foreign policy in the Middle East : the roots of anti-Americanism

K Baxter, S Akbarzadeh

(2008), Abingdon, England, A1-1

book

Framing the debate on Islam and human rights

S Akbarzadeh, B MacQueen

(2008), pp. 1-11, Islam and human rights in practice : perspectives across the Ummah, Abingdon, England, B1-1

chapter

Islamic reformism and human rights in Iraq: gender equality and religious freedom

B MacQueen, S Akbarzadeh

(2008), pp. 52-74, Islam and human rights in practice: perspectives across the Ummah, Abingdon, England, B1-1

chapter

Prospects for feminism in the Islamic Republic of Iran

R Barlow, S Akbarzadeh

(2008), Vol. 30, pp. 21-40, Human rights quarterly, Baltimore, Maryland, C1-1

journal
2007

Contextualising neo-Islamism

S Akbarzadeh, F Mansouri

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

chapter

Uzbekistan and the United States: friends or foes?

S Akbarzadeh

(2007), Vol. 14, pp. 107-116, Middle East policy, Chichester, Eng., C1-1

journal
2006

Islamism and political violence in the new world order

F Mansouri, S Akbarzadeh

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

chapter

Women's rights in the muslim world: reform or reconstruction?

R Barlow, S Akbarzadeh

(2006), Vol. 27, pp. 1481-1494, Third world quarterly, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal

Does the Hamas victory advance peace in the Middle East?

S Akbarzadeh

(2006), Vol. 60, pp. 201-206, Australian journal of international affairs, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal

Geopolitics versus democracy in Tajikistan

S Akbarzadeh

(2006), Vol. 14, pp. 563-578, Demokratizatsiya, Washington, D.C., C1-1

journal
2005

Where is the Islamic republic of Iran heading?

S Akbarzadeh

(2005), Vol. 59, pp. 25-38, Australian journal of international affairs, Canberra, A.C.T., C1-1

journal

The organization of the Islamic conference: sharing an illusion

S Akbarzadeh, K Connor

(2005), Vol. 12, pp. 79-92, Middle East policy, Washington, D.C., C1-1

journal

Grants

Australian Competitive Grants

Islam in Iran's foreign policy: Central Asia and Afghanistan - Dr Shahram Akbarzadeh

Prof Shahram Akbarzadeh

ARC Fellowships - Future Fellowships

  • 2016: $105,118
  • 2015: $215,709
  • 2014: $316,447

Other Public Sector Funding

Leadership Development for Islamic Women Leaders

Dr Rebecca Barlow, Prof Shahram Akbarzadeh

  • 2017: $81,967

Industry and Other Funding

Qatar National Research Fund project

Prof Shahram Akbarzadeh

  • 2015: $128,027
  • 2014: $109,791

State and Society in Iran: Identity and the Securitisation of Minority Policies

Prof Shahram Akbarzadeh, Dr Costas Laoutides, Dr Zahid Ahmed

  • 2017: $71,911

Supervisions

No completed student supervisions to report