Dr Josh Roose is a political sociologist and Associate Professor at the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Deakin University, Melbourne. His research focuses primarily on political and religious extremism, populism and the intersection with citizenship, economies, masculinities, and the rule of law. He is currently a Chief Investigator on an Australian Research Council (ARC) funded study The Far Right: Intellectuals, Masculinity and Citizenship (2021-2024) and lead Chief Investigator of the ARC funded project Anti-Women online Movements; Pathways and Patterns of Participation (2022-2025).
Josh provides expert insights for state and federal government departments on matters related to both social and counter terrorism policy and national and international media. He is a member of the editorial board of the journal of the International Centre for Counter Terrorism - The Hague (ICCT) and Vice President of the Australian Association for Islamic and Muslim Studies (AAIMS). He has been a visiting scholar at the Graduate Centre, City University of New York, New York University and Harvard Law School where he contributed to the SHARIAsource Islamic legal database. Most recently he was awarded a Young Scholars Fellowship in Religion and the Rule of Law at Oxford University by the International Centre for Law and Religion Studies.
His recent books include: Masculinity and Violent Extremism (2022) The New Demagogues: Religion, Masculinity and the New Populism (2020) and Political Islam and Masculinity: Australian Muslim Men (2015).Read more on Josh's profile
Australian Political Science Association (APSA)
International Centre for Counter Terrorism (ICCT) - The Hague (Editorial Board)
International Centre for Law and Religion Studies (ICLRS)
Australian Association of Islamic and Muslim Studies (AAIMS) Vice President
Australiasian Society of Legal Philosophy
- Political and Religious Violent Extremism
- Economic Inequality
- Asian Politics
- Political Islam
- Islamic Law
- Rule of Law
Past Five Years:
2022 International Centre for Counter-Terrorism - the Hague 'Masculinity and Violent Extremism' 23 November
2022 Eradicate Hate Global Summit 'Countering Hate Motivated Radicalisation to Violence', Pittsburgh USA, 19-21 September.
2022 North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Political Committee on Gender and Counter Terrorism 'Masculinities and New Forms of Violent Extremism' 05 July.
2022 Ontario Tech, Centre on Hate, Bias and Extremism 24 February ‘Freedom and Tyranny': The Melbourne Freedom Rally in International Context’ (Invited Paper).
2021 Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) Masculinities and Violent Extremism Workshop, 26 November Masculinities and Recruitment to Violent Extremism: An Overview (Invited Paper).
2021 European Eye on Radicalization (EER) Radical Masculinities in Comparison workshop, 28 June, 'Radical Masculinity and Political Islam: Features and Patterns' (Invited Paper).
2021 Second Helsinki Conference on Emotions, Populism and Polarisation 04 May Masculinity, Emotion and the New Demagogues: The Populist Epoch.
2021 BYU – ICLRS - Oxford University, ‘Law and Freedom of Religion’ Symposium, Christ Church, 26 February Foreign Fighters, Citizenship and Freedom of Religion (Invited paper).
2019 Monash University Gender Peace and Security Centre (GPS) Gendered Approaches to Violent Extremism and Terrorism: Building a Research Agenda, 11 November 'Young Men, Masculinity and the Far Right: A Research Agenda'.
2019 Oxford University, ‘Law and Freedom of Religion’ Symposium, Christ Church, August 8 and 9
The Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation and Mandatory Reporting Legislation: Freedom of Religion as Shield or Sword? (Invited paper).
2018 Strong Cities Global Summit, Melbourne Exhibition Centre, July 10, 2018 ‘Tacking Violent Extremism’ (Invited Paper).
2018 British Islamic Studies Association (BRAIS) University of Exeter 11-13 April 'Islam, Disability and Human Rights'.
2018 University of Pennsylvania, ‘Muslim Masculinities Symposium’. February 23, 2018 'Masculinity as a tool in the recruitment of Islamic State Foreign Fighters' (Invited Paper).
2017 Centre for Citizenship, Social Pluralism and Religious Diversity, University of Potsdam, ‘Conference on Citizenship and Populism’ 7 July (Invited Paper) 'Masculinity and the New Populism: From East to West'.
2017 European Academy of Religion Panel Session on Religion and Politics: Bridging the Gap between Political Science and Religious Studies. Panel Member including Professor Jocelyne Cesari and Professor Bryan S. Turner. 20 June 2017. 'Religion, Masculinity and Populism: A Comparison of the Phillipines, India and Russia'.
2017 British Islamic Studies Association Conference (BRAIS) University of Chester, Tuesday 11 April. 'Testing the Seperability Thesis: Islamic Law in Australian and United States Courts'.
2017 British Sociological Association (BSA) University of Manchester 05 April 'Religion, Masculinity and the New Populism: From East to West'.
2017 Brandeis University, Lurie Institue for Disability Policy Boston, 03 March 'Religion and Disability: International Policy Approaches'.
2017 International Studies Association Conference, Baltimore Maryland, 20 February 'Islam, Business and the new ‘Ethical Elite’: Muslim Mercantilism in Sydney and New York'.
Dr Roose has communicted his research and views to a wide variety of national and international news outlets including:
Newspapers and Magazines: The Age and Sydney Morning Herald (inc. lead opinion pieces), The Conversation, The Australian, The Guardian, The Saturday Paper, The Herald Sun and Daily Telegraph, The Canberra Times, The West Australian, The Brisbane Times, news.com.au, The Telegraph (UK), Le Monde (France), Al Jazeera (UAE), Globe and Mail (Canada), Deccan Chronicle (India), The Straits Times (Singapore), Jakarta Post (Indonesia), the US Sun (United States), Washington Post and Time Magazine (United States).
Radio: ABC Radio National, ABC AM, ABC PM, Triple J Hack, SBS Online, ABC Drive Radio, ABC Religion and Ethics, ABC ‘God Forbid’, The Minefield, SBS World News Radio, Radio 3CR, 2GB, Triple R, Triple M, 3AW, Radio New Zealand.
Television: ABC News, ABC 7.30, ABC Afternoon Briefing with Patricia Karvelas, ABC Media Watch, Channel 10 – The Project, ABC The World, ABC the Drum, Channel Ten News, Sky News, Channel Nine Morning Show, Channel 9 A Current Affair, 60 Minutes, Channel 7 Sunrise, France 24.
Current externally funded projects:
Australian Research Council Discovery Project DP220100736 (Lead) Roose, J.M. Flood, M. Ging, D. (Ireland)
Anti-women Online Movements; Pathways and Patterns of Participation (2022-2025) $441,037
Australian Research Council Discovery Project DP200101998 Turner, B.S. Nilan, P. Roose, J.M. Peucker, M. Far Right in Australia: Intellectuals, Masculinity and Citizenship (2021-2024) $327,521
Countering Violent Extremism Steering Committee (CVESC) and Multicultural NSW Khalil, L. Roose, J.M. Duckworth, M. 'Crisis Points: Addressing Violent Extremism dduring times of Disaster and Crisis' $137,347
Australian Government Department of Defence Strategic Policy Grants Program (Lead) Roose, J.M. Akbarzadeh, S. Barton, G. Tracking the evolution of the Indonesia – China relationship in the post Covid-19 context. $175,098 (extended to end 2022)
Past externally funded projects
Victoria Police Counter-Terrorism Command Specialist Intelligence Unit (Lead) Roose, J.M. Akbarzadeh, S. Gerrand, V. Rapid Evidence Assessment on Alternative Narratives (2021) $13,938
Victorian Government Department of Justice and Community Safety (Lead) Roose, J.M., Alfano, M. Flood, M. Challenging the use of Masculinity as a Recruitment Mechanism in Violent Extremism (2019-2020) $88,617
Internally Funded Projects
Consortium on Resilient and Inclusive Societies Khalil, L. Roose, J.M. Whelan, C. Gerrand, V. Duckworth, M. Extremism under a State of Emergency: The Intersection of Extremism and Natural Disasters (2021-2022) $65,668
Mobilities, Diversity and Multiculturalism Stream (ADI) (Lead) Roose, J.M. Nilan, P. Gerrand, V. Lobo, M. Abur, W. Lam, K. Jehonathan, B. Multicultural Communities and Social Cohesion in the Aftermath of COVID-19: Grant Development (2021-2023) $9,163
Masculinity and Violent Extremism
Josh Roose, Michael Flood, Alan Greig, Mark Alfano, Simon Copland
(2022), Cham, Switzerland, A1
Socio-Economic Disadvantages and Lack of Recognition: Impacts on Citizenship Within Australian Muslim Communities
J Roose, M Peucker, S Akbarzadeh
(2022), pp. 1-23, Journal of Intercultural Studies, London, England, C1
Supreme Men, Subjected Women: Gender Inequality and Violence in Jihadist, Far Right and Male Supremacist Ideologies
Joshua Roose, Joana Cook
(2022), pp. 1-29, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, London, England, C1
The Evolution of the Indonesia-China Relationship Post Covid-19
(2022), Melbourne, Vic., A6
The new demagogues : religion, masculinity and the populist epoch
(2021), London, Eng., A1
Masculinity and Muslims: Contemporary Debates
(2021), pp. 889-909, Handbook of Contemporary Islam and Muslim Lives, Cham, Switzerland, B1
Masculinity, Religion, Rugby and Society in Oceania
(2021), pp. 593-610, Routledge Handbook of Religion, Gender and Society, Abingdon, Eng., B1
Detroit five years after bankruptcy: From coercion to consent
T Barnes, J Roose, B Turner
(2021), Vol. 58, pp. 2139-2156, Urban Studies, C1
Rapid Evidence Assessment on Alternative Narratives
Josh Roose, Vivian Gerrand, Shahram Akbarzadeh
(2021), Geelong, Vic., A6
Shari'a in Cyberspace: An analaysis of Australian and US Internet sites
Adam Possamai, Joshua Roose, Bryan Turner, Selda Dagistanli, Malcom Voyce, Lisa Worthington
(2020), Vol. 69, pp. 129-152, The digital social : religion and belief, Berlin, Germany, B1
The new muslim ethical elite: "silent revolution" or the commodification of islam?
(2020), Vol. 11, pp. 1-18, Religions, C1
Challenging the use of Masculinity as a Recruitment Mechanism in Extremist Narratives
Joshua Roose, Michael Flood, Mark Alfano
(2020), Geelong, Vic., A6
Non-Western New Populism: Religion, Masculinity and Violence in the East
(2019), pp. 111-129, Populism and the crisis of democracy. Volume 3, Migration, gender and religion, London, Eng., B1
Young Muslims and Everyday Political Practice: A DIY Citizenship Approach
Anita Harris, Joshua Roose
(2019), Vol. 7, pp. 226-240, Young people and the politics of outrage and hope, Leiden, Germany, B1
Islamophobia, Science and the Advocacy Concept
Joshua Roose, Bryan Turner
(2019), Vol. 56, pp. 210-221, Society, New York, N.Y., C1
The limits of multiculturalism in Australia? The Shari'a flogging case of R v. Raad, Fayed, Cifci and Coskun
Selda Dagistanli, Adam Possamai, Bryan Turner, Malcolm Voyce, Joshua Roose
(2018), Vol. 66, pp. 1258-1275, The Sociological Review, London, Eng., C1
Citizenship, Masculinities and Political Populism. Preliminary Considerations in the Context of Contemporary Social Challenges
(2017), pp. 56-76, The Transformation of Citizenship Volume 3: Struggle, Resistance and Violence, London, Eng., B1
Political Islam and Masculinity: Muslim men in Australia
(2016), London, Eng., A1
Islam and Globalization: Islamophobia, Security and Terrorism
Joshua Roose, Bryan Turner
(2016), pp. 388-409, The Routledge international handbook of globalization studies, London, Eng., B1
Australian-born Muslims: The emergence of political project identities
(2016), pp. 125-136, Religion, Equalities and Inequalities, London, Eng., B1
Islamic Inheritance and Sharia Wills: The Recognition of Muslim Inheritance Traditions in Australia
Malcolm Voyce, S Dagestanli, Adam Possamai, Joshua Roose, Bryan Turner, Lisa Worthington
(2016), pp. 211-228, Muslim Integration / Pluralism and Multiculturalism in New Zealand and Australia, Lanham, Md., B1
Employment, spillovers and 'decent work': Challenging the Productivity Commission's auto industry narrative
Tom Barnes, Joshua Roose, Lisa Heap, Bryan Turner
(2016), Vol. 27, pp. 215-230, The Economic and Labour Relations Review, London, Eng., C1
Shari'a in Cyberspace: A case study from Australia
Adam Possamai, Bryan Turner, Joshua Roose, Selda Dagistanli, Malcolm Voyce
(2016), Vol. 10, pp. 1-22, Sociologica: Italian journal of sociology on line, Bologna, Italy, C1
Between Rhetoric and Reality: Shari'a and the Shift towards Neo-Liberal Multiculturalism in Australia
Joshua Roose, Adam Possamai
(2015), pp. 91-105, Cultural, religious and political contestations : the multicultural challenge, Cham, Switzerland, B1
Perception of Shari'a in Sydney and New York Newspapers
A Possamai, B Turner, J Roose, S Dagistanli, M Voyce
(2015), Vol. 1, pp. 253-268, Boundaries of Religious Freedom: Regulating Religion in Diverse Societies, B1
Muslim citizenship in everyday Australian civic spaces
J Roose, A Harris
(2015), Vol. 36, pp. 468-486, Journal of intercultural studies, London, Eng, C1
Muslim active citizenship in Australia: socioeconomic challenges and the emergence of a Muslim elite
M Peucker, J Roose, S Akbarzadeh
(2014), Vol. 49, pp. 282-299, Australian journal of political science, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1
DIY citizenship amongst young Muslims: experiences of the 'ordinary'
A Harris, J Roose
(2014), Vol. 17, pp. 794-813, Journal of youth studies, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1
The Special Broadcasting Service and the future of multiculturalism: an Insight into contemporary challenges and future directions
J Roose, S Akbarzadeh
(2013), Vol. 46, pp. 93-115, Communication, politics & culture, Melbourne, Vic., C1-1
Contesting Islam through the 2012 Sydney Protests: An Analysis of Post-protest Political Discourse amongst Australian Muslims
(2013), Vol. 24, pp. 479-499, Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations, London, Eng., C1-1
Defining the conversation about Shari'a: Representations in Australian newspapers
A Possamai, B Turner, J Roose, S Dagistanli, M Voyce
(2013), Vol. 61, pp. 626-645, Current Sociology, London, Eng., C1-1
Muslims, multiculturalism and the question of the silent majority
S Akbarzadeh, J Roose
(2011), Vol. 31, pp. 309-325, Journal of Muslim minority affairs, Abingdon, England, C1-1
Funded Projects at Deakin
Australian Competitive Grants
Indonesia - China Cooperation in the Context of COVID-19
Dr Josh Roose, Prof Greg Barton, Prof Shahram Akbarzadeh
Department of Defence - Strategic Policy Grants Program
- 2021: $175,097
Far Right in Australia: Intellectuals, Masculinity and Citizenship
Prof Bryan Turner, Prof Pamela Nilan, Dr Josh Roose, Dr Mario Peucker
ARC - Discovery Projects
- 2022: $25,000
- 2021: $25,000
Anti-women online movements: Pathways and patterns of participation
Dr Josh Roose
ARC - Discovery Projects
- 2023: $59,245
- 2022: $166,115
Other Public Sector Funding
Challenging the Use of Masculinity as a Recruit Mechanism in Extremist Narratives
Dr Josh Roose
Department of Justice & Community Safety - Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Research Grant
- 2020: $38,628
CRISIS POINTS: Addressing violent extremism during times of disaster and crisis
Ms Lydia Khalil, Dr Josh Roose, Mr Mark Duckworth
Department of Home Affairs CVESC Funding
- 2022: $33,586
No completed student supervisions to report