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Dr Anna Halafoff

Position: Lecturer In Sociology
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Arts and Education
Department: SHSS Arts & Ed
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 92443981 +61 3 92443981



Dr. Anna Halafoff is a Lecturer in Sociology, and a member of the Centre for Citizenship and Globalisation, at Deakin University. Previously, Anna was a lecturer at the School of Political and Social Inquiry, and a researcher for the UNESCO Chair in Interreligious and Intercultural Relations Asia Pacific, and the Global Terrorism Research Centre at Monash University (2005-2012).


  • Master of Letters, University of New England, 2001
  • Graduate Diploma of Education, University of New England, 2006
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Monash University, 2010

Career highlights

In 2011, Anna was named a United Nations Alliance of
Civilizations' Global Expert in the fields of multifaith
relations, and religion and peacebuilding.


Associate, UNESCO Chair of Intercultural and Interreligious Relations - Asia-Pacific

Co-editor, Journal for the Academic Study of Religion

Co-founder and Co-coordinator (with Doug Ezzy), Sociology of
Religion Thematic Group, The Australian Sociological
Association (TASA)
Member, The Society for the Scientific Study of Religion (SSSR)
Member, International Society for the Sociology of Religion
Member, Australasian Association of Buddhist Studies (AABS)


Research interests

Annas current research interests include: intercultural and
interreligious relations; cosmopolitanism; multiculturalism;
countering violent extremism; education about religions and
beliefs; gender and Buddhism; and Buddhism in Australia.

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