Staff profile - Fethi Mansouri

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Prof Fethi Mansouri

Position: Director, Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation
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Faculty or Division: Faculty of Arts & Education
Department: Alfred Deakin Institute
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 92443914 +61 3 92443914
Email: fethi.mansouri@deakin.edu.au

Biography

Biography

Alfred Deakin Professor Fethi Mansouri holds a Deakin University research chair in migration and intercultural studies and is  the Director of the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation.  In 2013 he was awarded a UNESCO Chair in comparative research on ‘Cultural Diversity and Social Justice’. 

He is  the editor of the Journal of Intercultural Studies (Routledge) and founding co-editor of the International Journal of Social Inclusion (Librello). Professor Mansouri is a global expert advisor to the United Nations (Alliance of Civilisations) on cultural diversity and intercultural relations. He is a leading researcher in the University and a prominent scholar nationally and internationally.

Professor Mansouri has published more than fifteen books, ten major research monographs, more than seventy refereed research articles and book chapters, and many book reviews and media pieces. He has presented more than 200 invited conference and seminar papers and many other invited presentations at national and international symposia.

His most influential books include: ‘Islam and Political Violence: Muslim Diaspora and Radicalism in the West’, (2007); ‘Political Islam and Human Security’ (2008); ‘Identity, Education, and Belonging: Arab and Muslim Youth in Contemporary Australia’ (2008); ‘Youth Identity and Migration: Culture, Values and Social Connectedness’ (2009); ‘Australia and the Middle East: A Frontline Relationship’ (2011, second edition); and ‘Migration, Citizenship and Intercultural Relations: Looking Through the Lens of Social Inclusion’ (2011).

His most recent books include: ‘Muslims in the West and the Challenges of Belonging’ (2012); ‘The Arab Revolutions in Context: Civil Society and Democracy in a Changing Middle East’ (2012); ‘The Global Perspectives on the Politics of Multiculturalism’ (2014); and 'Cultural, Religious and Political Contestations: The Multicultural Challenge' (2015).

Professor Mansouri’s 2004 book ‘Lives in Limbo: Voices of Refugees under Temporary Protection' was short-listed for the 2004 Human Rights Medals and Awards.


Qualifications

  • University Degree in Modern Languages, University of Tunis, 1990
  • Master of Arts, Australian National University, 1996
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Monash University, 1999


Affiliations

Research affiliations

  • The United Nations Alliance of Civilisations (UNAOC);
  • The International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM);
  • The International Humanities Association;
  • The Australian Institute of International Affairs;
  • The Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY).


Professional activities

Director, Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation (ADI)

Professor Mansouri is the Director of the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation. The ADI conducts  innovative multidisciplinary research that addresses problems concerning social, cultural, economic and political inequalities and human rights. ADI research makes a difference through  expanding the capacity, depth and quality of knowledge and understanding we generate. The Institute works in collaboration with partners locally, nationally and internationally

Editor, Journal of Intercultural Studies (Routledge)

Academic

Teaching Interests

Middle Eastern Studies
Bachelor of Arts

Areas of Supervision

  • Migration and intercultural relations
  • Cultural diversity and multicultural education
  • Middle East history and politics
  • Refugee policy and practice
  • Multiculturalism and transnationalism research


Media appearances

http://www.deakin.edu.au/research/adicg/news

Related Links

Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation
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NESCO Chair, Cultural Diversity and Social Justice
School of Humanities and Social Sciences


Awards

Awards and prizes

2012

  • Faculty Research Excellence Award 2012.

2011

  • Distinguished Visiting Researcher Program Award, Canada

2010

  • Faculty Research Excellence Award 2010
  • University Service Recognition Award
  • University Recognition Award for contribution as a mentor to the Developing Research Leaders Program
  • Faculty Researcher of the Month Award (August 2010)

2006

  • Deakin International Studies Program (ISP) Award

2005

  • Certificate of Appreciation: Police Academy, Victoria.

2004

  • Human Rights and Equal Opportunity (HREOC) Medal Awards: Lives in Limbo (UNSW Press, 2004, with Michael Leach) short-listed for the Non-Fiction Awards.

2003

  • Multiple Grants Winner Award, Faculty of arts

2002

  • Certificate of Recognition for the Dean's Best Researcher

2001

  • Certificate of Appreciation from the Victorian State Government, in recognition of voluntary service to the community, International Year of Volunteers 2001

2000

  • Certificate of Recognition for the Best New Researcher in the faculty of Arts
  • Certificate of Recognition from the Islamic Council of Philanthropy in Australia (ICPA) Sydney, for contribution to teacher training and professional development courses in community schools.


Research

Research projects

Current/Recent ARC Projects led by Professor Mansouri:

  • DP130102601: on Muslim Religiosity in Secular Cities(2013-15) (with Dr M. Lobo and Prof B. Turner);
  • LP120200319: on Intercultural Understanding inSchools (2012-15) (with Prof Christine Halse et al);
  • LP120200319: on Using Museums to counter racism (2012-14) (with A/Prof yin Paradies et al);
  • LP0989182: Social Networks, Belonging and Active Citizenship among Migrant Youth in Australia (2009-12); (with Prof Zlatko Skrbis UQ)
  • DP0771641: Local Governance, Multiculturalism and Active Citizenship: The Case of Muslim Diaspora in the West (2007-10) [with S. Kenny and D. Walker];
  • LP0455056: The Challenge of Managing Cultural Diversity in Education: the Case of Arab-Australian Youth (2004-07)[with M. Leach];
  • LP0211833: Economic and Social Rights of Asylum Seekers in Australia: Challenges for Community Associations (2002-04) [with S.Kenny and K. Brown].


Research interests

Migration studies
Comparative refugee research
Global Islamic Politics
Multiculturalism and intercultural relations


Research grants

https://www.deakin.edu.au/apps/research/find-a-researcher/16926/Prof-Fethi-Mansouri


Research page

https://www.deakin.edu.au/apps/research/find-a-researcher/16926/Prof-Fethi-Mansouri


Publications

Publications

Recent books include:

  • Cultural, Religious and Political Contestations: The Multicultural Challenge (2015)
  • The Global Perspectives on the Politics of Multiculturalism (2014);
  • Muslims in the West and the Challenges of Belonging (2012);
  • The Arab Revolutions in Context: Socio-Political Implications for the Middle East and Beyond (2012).
  • Australia and the Middle East: A Frontline Relationship (2011, second edition);
  • Migration, Citizenship and Intercultural Relations: Looking Through the Lens of Social Inclusion (2011);
    Youth Identity and Migration: Culture, Values and Social Connectedness (2009);
  • Political Islam and Human Security (2008);
    Identity, Education, and Belonging: Arab and Muslim Youth in Contemporary Australia (2008);
    Islam and Political Violence: Muslim Diaspora and Radicalism in the West, (2007).

The 2004 book Lives in Limbo: Voices of Refugees under Temporary Protection was short-listed for the 2004 Human Rights Medals and Awards.


Link to publications

https://www.deakin.edu.au/apps/research/find-a-researcher/16926/Prof-Fethi-Mansouri


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