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A/Prof. Sally Totman Marshall



Associate Professor of Middle East Studies


Faculty of Arts and Education


SHSS Arts & Ed


Melbourne Burwood Campus


Sally is the Convenor of the International Relations and Middle East Studies programs at Deakin. She joined Deakin in February 2007 having taught Middle East politics, International Relations, and Australian foreign policy at Macquarie University in Sydney for 9 years.

Sally is an international 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 as well as speaking at public fora and delivering public lectures.

Sally is the Chair of the Faculty of Arts and Education Academic Progress & Integrity Committee (FAPIC).

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Research interests

* The Middle East with a particular focus on Libya

* Hollywood films and the Middle East


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

Teaching interests

Middle East Studies: History, Politics and International Relations.

Units taught

Sally is the Unit Chair of:
AIE 153 - Historical Foundations of the Middle East (T1)
AIE 154 - Modern Middle East Politics (T2)

AIE 255 - Issues and Themes in Middle East Politics (T1)
AIE 364 - The Arab-Israeli Conflict (T2)
AAI 018 - Academic Integrity (T1 T2 T3)

Sally co-teaches:
AIE365 - Middle East Study Tour  (T3)

Middle East Major Sequence Information


2011: Deakin University Award for Teaching Excellence.

2006: Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching for Excellence in Teaching Evaluations, The Division of Humanities, Macquarie University.

2006: Highly Commended in the Macquarie University Innovation Awards in the category of Innovation in Teaching and Learning.


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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


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


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


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


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


Real/reel politics and popular culture

S Totman Marshall, P Marshall

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


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


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, Hershey, Pennsylvania, B1


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


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), New York, N. Y., 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


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

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