About ADI

The Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation (ADI) is an internationally recognised and highly regarded social sciences and humanities research institute. ADI researchers create cutting-edge knowledge about citizenship, diversity, inclusion and globalisation which informs scholarship, debate and policy.

Introduction from the Director

Global events such as the re-emergence of far-right parties, the increased salience of Islamophobia, continued conflict in the Middle East, the unprecedented mass movement of people across Europe and the election of Donald Trump in the United States underscores the urgency, importance and relevance of work done by ADI’s researchers and the questions they strive to answer.

How we understand and engage with these changes along with the impacts of globalisation is rarely a straightforward process and requires a multi and interdisciplinary approach.

I invite you to review our Strategic Research Plan 2015 to 2020 which outlines what the Institute will achieve in its first five years as a major research initiative at Deakin University.

Director Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, Professor Fethi Mansouri

PDF ADI Strategic Plan 2015–20201.8MB

I resolutely believe that respect for diversity is a fundamental pillar in the eradication of racism, xenophobia and intolerance. There is no excuse for evading the responsibility of finding the most suitable path toward the elimination of any expression of discrimination against Indigenous peoples.



Our vision

Our vision is to be a leading international social sciences and humanities institute. We want our knowledge creation and dissemination to meaningfully affect lived human experiences by actively shaping agendas and informing debates.

Our mission

We aim to understand complex social issues associated with globalising processes through innovative, mixed-method multidisciplinary research. Our focus is on sharing our research through practical channels, engaging in partnerships and supporting high-quality researchers and doctoral students. We'll contribute to knowledge construction and influence research developments, public debates and policy agendas.

Leadership and governance

The Alfred Deakin Institute’s governance includes a Director's Office, an Executive and an Advisory Board.

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Research environment

ADI aims to create a vibrant research environment which supports excellence, innovation and collaboration among theorists and problem-oriented researchers who examine contentious and critical social issues. The Institute supports its members through mentoring and training schemes, and helps to develop career pathways for our early career and doctoral researchers.

Our institute aims to create an environment where researchers can pursue research which addresses emerging societal challenges.



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