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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 and holds the prestigious ARC Future Fellowship.

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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2016

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

Prof Shahram Akbarzadeh, Ms Dara Conduit

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

chapter

Why does Iran need Hizbullah?

Prof Shahram Akbarzadeh

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

journal

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

Prof Shahram Akbarzadeh, Ms Dara Conduit

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

chapter
2015

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

Prof Shahram Akbarzadeh

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

journal

Iran and Daesh: the case of a reluctant Shia power

Prof Shahram Akbarzadeh

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

journal

Sectarianism and the prevalence of ‘othering’ in Islamic thought

Naser Ghobadzdeh, Prof Shahram Akbarzadeh

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

journal
2014

Muslim active citizenship in the West

Mario Peucker, Prof Shahram Akbarzadeh

(2014), Abingdon, England, A1-1

book

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

Mario Peucker, Prof Shahram Akbarzadeh

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

chapter
2013

The Arab revolution is bad news for Iran

Prof Shahram Akbarzadeh

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

chapter

Obama in the Middle East : failure to bring change

Prof Shahram Akbarzadeh

(2013), pp. 1-10, America¿s Challenges in the Greater Middle East. The Obama Administration's Policies, New York, N.Y., B1-1

chapter

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

Joshua Roose, Prof Shahram Akbarzadeh

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

journal

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

Prof Shahram 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

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

The institutionalisation of political Islam in Iran

Rebecca Barlow, Prof Shahram 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

Mario Peucker, Prof Shahram Akbarzadeh

(2012), pp. 171-197, Muslims in the West and the Challenges of Belonging, Melbourne, Vic., B1-1

chapter

The paradox of political Islam

Prof Shahram Akbarzadeh

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

chapter

Islamism reaches central Asia

Prof Shahram Akbarzadeh

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

chapter
2011

Post-Soviet Central Asia: the limits of Islam

Prof Shahram Akbarzadeh

(2011), pp. 421-429, Constitutionalism in Islamic Countries: Between Upheaval and Continuity, Oxford, England, B1-1

chapter

Central Asia: pragmatism in action

Luca Anceschi, Prof Shahram 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

Iran: from engagement to containment

Prof Shahram 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

Obama in the Middle East: failure to bring change

Prof Shahram 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

Muslims, multiculturalism and the question of the silent majority

Prof Shahram Akbarzadeh, Joshua Roose

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

journal

Democracy promotion versus engagement with Iran

Prof Shahram Akbarzadeh

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

journal
2010

The challenge of being Muslim

Prof Shahram Akbarzadeh

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

chapter
2009

Electron back scattered diffraction (EBSD) characterization of warm rolled and accumulative roll bonding (ARB) processed ferrite

A. Kolahi, Prof Shahram Akbarzadeh, Prof Matthew Barnett

(2009), Vol. 209, pp. 1436-1444, Journal of materials processing technology, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal

Islam in Australia

Prof Shahram 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

Prof Shahram Akbarzadeh

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

journal

Islam in Australia

Prof Shahram Akbarzadeh

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

chapter
2008

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

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

Kylie Baxter, Prof Shahram Akbarzadeh

(2008), Abingdon, England, A1-1

book

Framing the debate on Islam and human rights

Prof Shahram Akbarzadeh, Mr Benjamin Jon 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

Mr Benjamin Jon Macqueen, Prof Shahram 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

Rebecca Barlow, Prof Shahram Akbarzadeh

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

journal

Prospects for feminism in the Islamic Republic of Iran

Rebecca Barlow, Prof Shahram Akbarzadeh

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

journal
2007

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