Researcher of the month
Professor Fethi Mansouri
Professor Fethi Mansouri holds a Chair in Migration and Intercultural Research and is the Director of Centre for Citizenship and Globalisation and Co-Director of the strategic research centre ‘Alfred Deakin Research Institute-Citizenship, Globalisation and Governance’.
Professor Mansouri’s interdisciplinary research agenda is underpinned by a fundamental commitment to social justice, human rights and inter-cultural understanding.
A number of research projects he is currently conducting are at the cutting edge of empirical research into acculturation, cultural citizenship and multicultural policies (applied in key case studies such as forced migration, education and local governance).
Professor Mansouri is the author of many books including ‘Lives in Limbo: Voices of Refugees under Temporary Protection’ (UNSW Press, Sydney 2004, with MP Leach), ‘Australia and the Middle East: A Frontline Relationship’ (I.B. Tauris, London/New York 2006); and two edited volumes on ‘Political Islam and Human Security’ and ‘Islam and Political Violence: Muslim Diaspora and Radicalism in the West’, (I.B. Tauris/Palgrave: London/New York, 2007).
His most recent books are ‘Identity, Education, and Belonging: Arab and Muslim Youth in Contemporary Australia’ (MUP, Melbourne 2008, with S Wood) and ‘Youth Identity and Migration: Culture, Values and Social Connectedness’ (2009, Common Ground Publishers, Melbourne).
His forthcoming books include ‘Globalisation and the Politics of Forced Migrations’ and ‘Migration, Citizenship and Intercultural Relations’ (Ashgate, 2010).