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A/Prof. Sally Totman Marshall



Associate Professor of Middle East Studies


Faculty of Arts and Education


SHSS Arts & Education


Melbourne Burwood Campus



Associate Professor Sally Totman Marshall joined Deakin in February 2007 having taught Middle East politics, International Relations, and Australian foreign policy at Macquarie University for over 9 years. She is an expert on the history, politics and international relations of the Middle East and North Africa.  She provides analysis on a wide range of issues relating to the region for various radio and television programs.

A/Prof. Totman Marshall is currently Chair of the Faculty of Arts and Education Academic Progress and Integrity Committee; Chair of the Student Conduct Committee, Faculty of Arts and Education;  Convenor of International Relations; and Convenor of Middle East Studies.

A/Prof. Totman Marshall has held various leadership roles at Deakin including: Deputy Head of School, Associate Head of School (Teaching Learning), and Associate Head of School (Academic Programs).

Professor Fethi Mansouri and Associate Professor Totman Marshall co-founded the Middle East Studies Forum in 2007.

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Middle East Studies Forum (co-founder)
Gulf/2000 Project, Columbia University
Australian Institute of International Affairs (AIIA)

Teaching interests

Middle East Studies: History, Politics and International Relations.

Units taught

Sally is Unit Chair for:
AIE153 - History of the Middle East (T1)
AIE154 - Understanding Middle East Politics (T2)

AAI018 - Academic Integrity (T1 T2 T3)

Sally co-teaches:
AIE255 - Critical Issues in Middle East Politics (T1)
AIE364 - The Arab-Israeli Conflict (T2)

AIE365 - Middle East Study Tour  (T3)

Middle East Major Sequence Information


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Taking a pass on assessment grades for a career focused tour of the Middle East

Mat Hardy, Sally Totman Marshall

(2021), Vol. 33, pp. 148-167, Frontiers: the interdisciplinary journal of study abroad, Carlisle, Pa., C1

journal article

Teaching about terrorism through simulations

Matthew Hardy, Sally Totman Marshall

(2020), pp. 234-256, Teaching, learning, and leading with computer simulations, Hershey, Pa., B1

book chapter

Mapping Future Career Paths through a Middle East Study Tour

Matthew Hardy, Sally Totman Marshall

(2020), pp. 123-138, Classroom on the road : designing, teaching, and theorizing out-of-the-box faculty-led student travel, Lanham, Md., B1

book chapter

Truth, trust, verification and validation in academic communication: the challenges of online/social media communication

P Marshall, Sally Totman Marshall

(2018), Vol. 9, pp. 1-12, Lonaka journal of teaching and learning, Gaborone, Botswana, C1

journal article

The emergence of the 'super-celebrity activist': George Clooney and Angelina Jolie

S Totman Marshall

(2017), pp. 21-31, Becoming brands: celebrity, activism and politics, Toronto, Ont., B1

book chapter

Teaching an old game new tricks : long-term feedback on a re-designed online role play

M Hardy, S Totman

(2017), Vol. 48, pp. 1260-1272, British journal of educational technology, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

The long game: five years of simulating the Middle East

M Hardy, S Totman

(2017), Vol. 33, pp. 38-52, Australasian journal of educational technology, Brisbane, Qld., C1

journal article

The presidential persona paradox of Barack Obama : man of peace or war president?

S Totman Marshall, M Hardy

(2016), Vol. 2, pp. 80-89, Persona studies, Burwood, Vic., C1

journal article

When good dictators go bad: examining the 'transformation' of Colonel Gaddafi

S Totman, M Hardy

(2015), Vol. 10, pp. 1-6, International journal of interdisciplinary global studies, Champaign, Il., C1

journal article

Real/reel politics and popular culture

S Totman Marshall, P Marshall

(2015), Vol. 6, pp. 603-606, Celebrity studies, London, Eng., C1

journal article

The charismatic persona of Colonel Qaddafi

S Totman, M Hardy

(2014), Vol. 17, pp. 1-1, M/C journal : a journal of media and culture, Brisbane, Qld., C1

journal article

Using an online simulation to address equity issues for off-campus students

M Hardy, S Totman

(2013), pp. 139-153, Outlooks and Opportunities in Blended and Distance Learning, B1

book chapter

From dictatorship to democracy : simulating the politics of the middle east

M Hardy, S Totman

(2012), pp. 189-206, Simulation, games and role play in university education, Faringdon, England, B1

book chapter

Should we teach an old game new tricks?

M Hardy, S Totman

(2011), pp. 562-570, ascilite 2011 : Changing demands, changing directions : Proceedings of the Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Conference, Hobart, Tas., E1


How hollywood projects foreign policy

S Totman

(2009), pp. 1-226, How Hollywood Projects Foreign Policy, A1


In the green zone : 40 years with Colonel Qaddafi

S Totman, M Hardy

(2009), pp. 1-19, APSA 2009 : proceedings of the APSA annual conference 2009, Sydney, N.S.W., E1


The west and the rest

S Totman

(2008), pp. 19-38, Global crises and risks, South Melbourne, Vic., B1

book chapter

The rise and decline of Libya as a rogue state

S Totman, M Hardy

(2008), pp. 1-25, OCIS 2008 : Oceanic Conference on International Studies, Brisbane, Qld., E1


Funded Projects at Deakin

No Funded Projects at Deakin found


Associate Supervisor

Sayed Fadlullah Fadel

Thesis entitled: The Military and Egypt's Failed Democratisation: A Qualitative Content Analysis of Media Coverage

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences


Saleem F Gaithom Aljebori

Thesis entitled: The European Union's Foreign Policy towards Iraq during 2001-2009

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences