Staff profile - Mat Hardy

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Dr Mat Hardy

Position: Senior Lecturer in Middle East Studies
role description
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Arts and Education
Department: SHSS Arts & Ed
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 522 72784 +61 3 522 72784



  • Bachelor of Arts, Charles Sturt University, 1991
  • Master of International Politics, Macquarie University, 2007
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Monash University, 2014


Open & Distance Learning Association of Australia (ODLAA)
Australia Middle East Research Forum (AMERF)


Teaching Interests

Mat is the Geelong-based Lecturer in Middle East Studies and

* AIE 153 - Introduction to the Middle East (T1)
* AIE 154 - The Modern Middle East (T2)
* AIE 255 - Middle East Politics (T1)
* AIE 364 - The Arab - Israeli Conflict (T2)

Middle East Major Sequence Information


Awards and prizes

* 2011: Deakin University Award for Teaching Excellence.
* 2011: Faculty of Arts & Ed. Pro Vice Chancellor's Award For
Excellence in Teaching.

* Vice Chancellors Award for Academic Excellence (Postgraduate
coursework), Macquarie University 2007.


Research interests

* Transition of power in Libya
* Armed intervention in the Middle East
* Peacekeeping and use of force
* Media depiction of the Middle East and violence
* Deployment of e-learning and collaborative online tools in
tertiary political studies

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