A/Prof. Josh Roose



Associate Professor


Faculty of Arts and Education


Alfred Deakin Institute


Melbourne Burwood Campus


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).

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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 

Knowledge areas

  • Political and Religious Violent Extremism
  • Citizenship
  • Masculinity
  • Populism
  • Economic Inequality
  • Multiculturalism
  • 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'.

Media appearances

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


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Religion Citizenship Revocation and Foreign Combatant Laws The Illiberal Turn

Josh Roose

(2023), pp. 192-212, Security, Religion, and the Rule of Law : International Perspectives, London, Eng., B1

book chapter

Socio-Economic Disadvantages and Lack of Recognition: Impacts on Citizenship Within Australian Muslim Communities

J Roose, M Peucker, S Akbarzadeh

(2023), Vol. 44, pp. 216-238, Journal of Intercultural Studies, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Young Masculinities and Right-Wing Populism in Australia

Pam Nilan, Josh Roose, Mario Peucker, Bryan Turner

(2023), Vol. 3, pp. 285-299, Youth, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Anti-Government Extremism in Australia: Understanding the Australian Anti-Lockdown Freedom Movement as a Complex Anti-Government Social Movement

Lydia Khalil, Lydia Khalil, Josh Roose, Josh Roose

(2023), Vol. 27, pp. 144-169, Perspectives on Terrorism, Lowell, Mass, C1

journal article

Security, Religion, and the Rule of Law: International Perspectives

Tania Pagotto, Joshua Roose, G Marcar

(2023), London, Eng., A7

edited book

Masculinity and Violent Extremism

Josh Roose, Michael Flood, Alan Greig, Mark Alfano, Simon Copland

(2022), Cham, Switzerland, A1


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

journal article

The Evolution of the Indonesia-China Relationship Post Covid-19

Josh Roose

(2022), Melbourne, Vic., A6

research report/technical paper

The new demagogues : religion, masculinity and the populist epoch

Joshua Roose

(2021), London, Eng., A1


Masculinity and Muslims: Contemporary Debates

Joshua Roose, Joshua Roose

(2021), pp. 889-909, Handbook of Contemporary Islam and Muslim Lives, Cham, Switzerland, B1

book chapter

Masculinity, Religion, Rugby and Society in Oceania

Josh Roose

(2021), pp. 593-610, Routledge Handbook of Religion, Gender and Society, Abingdon, Eng., B1

book chapter

Detroit five years after bankruptcy: From coercion to consent

T Barnes, J Roose, B Turner

(2021), Vol. 58, pp. 2139-2156, Urban Studies, C1

journal article

Rapid Evidence Assessment on Alternative Narratives

Josh Roose, Vivian Gerrand, Shahram Akbarzadeh

(2021), Geelong, Vic., A6

research report/technical paper

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

book chapter

The new muslim ethical elite: "silent revolution" or the commodification of islam?

J Roose

(2020), Vol. 11, pp. 1-18, Religions, C1

journal article

Challenging the use of Masculinity as a Recruitment Mechanism in Extremist Narratives

Joshua Roose, Michael Flood, Mark Alfano

(2020), Geelong, Vic., A6

research report/technical paper

Non-Western New Populism: Religion, Masculinity and Violence in the East

Joshua Roose

(2019), pp. 111-129, Populism and the crisis of democracy. Volume 3, Migration, gender and religion, London, Eng., B1

book chapter

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

book chapter

Islamophobia, Science and the Advocacy Concept

Joshua Roose, Bryan Turner

(2019), Vol. 56, pp. 210-221, Society, New York, N.Y., C1

journal article

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

journal article

Citizenship, Masculinities and Political Populism. Preliminary Considerations in the Context of Contemporary Social Challenges

Joshua Roose

(2017), pp. 56-76, The Transformation of Citizenship Volume 3: Struggle, Resistance and Violence, London, Eng., B1

book chapter

Political Islam and Masculinity: Muslim men in Australia

Joshua Roose

(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

book chapter

Australian-born Muslims: The emergence of political project identities

Joshua Roose

(2016), pp. 125-136, Religion, Equalities and Inequalities, London, Eng., B1

book chapter

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

book chapter

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

journal article

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

journal article

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

book chapter

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

book chapter

Muslim citizenship in everyday Australian civic spaces

J Roose, A Harris

(2015), Vol. 36, pp. 468-486, Journal of intercultural studies, London, Eng, C1

journal article

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

journal article

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

journal article

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

journal article

Contesting Islam through the 2012 Sydney Protests: An Analysis of Post-protest Political Discourse amongst Australian Muslims

J Roose

(2013), Vol. 24, pp. 479-499, Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article

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

journal article

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

journal article

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

  • 2024: $6,317
  • 2023: $158,685
  • 2022: $166,115

New Directions in Radicalisation and Violent Extremism: A Literature Review.

Dr Josh Roose, Dr Vivian Gerrand, Prof Shahram Akbarzadeh

Department of Home Affairs - AVERT Research Network

  • 2023: $255,493

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

  • 2023: $103,760
  • 2022: $33,586

Exploring the online experiences of young men and boys: what influences, motivates, shapes and informs their experiences ?

Prof Amanda Keddie, Dr Josh Roose

Office of the eSafety Commissioner

  • 2023: $165,571

CRIS 2.0 ¿ The future of the Centre for Resilient and Inclusive Societies

Prof Michele Grossman AM, Prof Shahram Akbarzadeh, Mr Mark Duckworth, Prof Anita Harris, Dr Josh Roose

Department of Premier and Cabinet Vic

  • 2024: $12,068

Understanding Target Selection in the Victorian Context.

Dr Josh Roose

Department of Justice & Community Safety

  • 2024: $335,875

Other Funding Sources

CRIS 2.0 ¿ The future of the Centre for Resilient and Inclusive Societies

Prof Michele Grossman AM, Prof Shahram Akbarzadeh, Mr Mark Duckworth, Prof Anita Harris, Dr Josh Roose

Western Sydney University

  • 2024: $57,585


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