Dr Vivian Gerrand

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Research Fellow

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

Alfred Deakin Institute

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Melbourne, 2013

Contact

Biography

Dr Vivian Gerrand is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at ADI where she coordinates Stream 2 (Building resilience to social harms including violent extremism) at the Centre for Resilient and Inclusive Societies. She was a chief investigator on the Horizon 2020 Building Resilience to Violent Extremism and Polarisation (2019-21) Project. In 2017-18 she was an Endeavour and a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute, Florence. Vivian is the author of a range of publications including Possible Spaces of Somali Belonging (MUP, 2016)

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Research interests

Diasporic minority belonging and citizenship

Image-making practices and the creation, maintenance and negotiation of complex cultural identity

Networked sociability in the digital world

Mobility and displacement

Resilience to violent extremism

Affiliations

Visiting Fellow (BRaVE Project), Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute

Honorary Research Associate, Research Unit in Public Cultures, School of Culture and Communication, The University of Melbourne

Knowledge areas

Alternative Narratives

Belonging and Identity

Migration

Resilience to Violent Extremism

Polarisation

Professional activities

Coordinator of Stream 2, Building resilience against social harms including violent extremism, Centre for Resilient and Inclusive Societies

Co-Convenor of the Cultural Sociology thematic group, TASA

Member of the AVERT (Addressing Violent Extremism and Radicalisation to Terrorism) Research Network Executive and Steering Committees

Member, The Australian Sociological Association

Member, Institute for Postcolonial Studies

Senior Research Affiliate, The Canadian network for research on terrorism, security and society (TSAS)

Media appearances

2021 Interview for the Age article: 'The price of "freedom": How anti-lockdown protest leaders make money from the movement,' 12 December.

2021 Interview on SBS World News about the anti-lockdown, anti-vaccine mandate protests, 22 September.

2017 Interview by Hodan Nalayeh about Possible Spaces of Somali Belonging, for Integration TV, Toronto, 27 February.

2016 Interview by Francesca Rizzoli about Possible Spaces of Somali Belonging, for SBS Radio Italian Programme, Melbourne, 14 September.

2016 Interview about Possible Spaces of Somali Belonging with Meecham Philpott, ABC Tropical North, 16 June.

2016 ‘No longer afraid to come out of the locker. Going berko for burkinis’. Overland, 25 August.

2015 ‘Reframing Australia’, Overland, 14 July.

2015 ‘Zaky Mallah: A cautionary tale of radicalisation and the need for belonging’, The Conversation, 29 June.

Publications

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2023

Australia

Michele Grossman, Vivian Gerrand

(2023), pp. 236-253, Routledge Handbook of Violent Extremism and Resilience, London, Eng., B1

book chapter

Young people, radicalisation, and resilience

Vivian Gerrand

(2023), pp. 71-91, Routledge Handbook of Violent Extremism and Resilience, London, Eng., B1

book chapter

Violent extremism and resilience in the 21st century

Richard McNeil-Willson, Anna Triandafyllidou, Vivian Gerrand

(2023), pp. 3-16, Routledge Handbook of Violent Extremism and Resilience, London, Eng., B1

book chapter

What Got You through Lockdown?

Vivian Gerrand, Kim Lam, Liam Magee, Pam Nilan, Hiruni Walimunige, David Cao

(2023), Vol. 26, pp. 1-1, M/C Journal, Brisbane, Qld., C1

journal article
2022

Understanding the Experiences of Families of Radicalised Muslim Youth in Australia

Vivian Gerrand, Michele Grossman

(2022), pp. 92-111, Radicalisation, Extremism and Social Work Practice : Minority Muslim Youth in the West, London, Eng., B1

book chapter

Understanding the Experiences of Families of Radicalised Muslim Youth in Australia: Implications for Social Work Practice

V Gerrand, M Grossman

(2022), pp. 92-111, Radicalisation, Extremism and Social Work Practice: Minority Muslim Youth in the West, London, Eng., B1

book chapter

Terrorism Confidential: Ethics, Primary Data and the Construction of "Necessary Fictions"

Michele Grossman, Vivian Gerrand

(2022), pp. 22-36, Ethics and Terrorism, London, Eng., B1

book chapter

Youth Resilience to Violent Extremism: Development and Validation of the BRAVE Measure

M Grossman, K Hadfield, P Jefferies, V Gerrand, M Ungar

(2022), Vol. 34, pp. 468-488, Terrorism and Political Violence, C1

journal article

Communicative channels for pro-social resilience in an age of polarization

Vivian Gerrand

(2022), Vol. 27, First Monday, Bridgmen, Mich., C1

journal article
2021

Australia : Diversity, Neutrality and Exceptionalism

Michele Grossman, Vivian Gerrand, Anna Halafoff

(2021), pp. 296-308, Routledge Handbook on the Governance of Religious Diversity, London, Eng., B1

book chapter

Reimagining Citizenship in the Black Mediterranean: From Jus Sanguinis to Jus Soli in Contemporary Italy?

V Gerrand

(2021), pp. 199-231, Mediterranean Perspectives, Berlin, Germany, B1

book chapter

Terrorism confidential: ethics, primary data and the construction of "Necessary Fictions"

M Grossman, V Gerrand

(2021), Vol. 33, pp. 242-256, Terrorism and political violence, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Rapid Evidence Assessment on Alternative Narratives

Josh Roose, Vivian Gerrand, Shahram Akbarzadeh

(2021), Geelong, Vic., A6

research report/technical paper

Submission to Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security

Michele Grossman, Mark Duckworth, Greg Barton, Vivian Gerrand, Matteo Vergani, Mario Peucker, Hass Dellal, Jacob Davey

(2021), Melbourne, Vic., A6

research report/technical paper

The Black Mediterranean

G Proglio, C Hawthorne, I Danewid, P Saucier, G Grimaldi, A Pesarini, T Raeymaekers, G Grechi, Vivian Gerrand

(2021), Cham, Switzerland, A7

edited book
2020

Australia. Diversity, neutrality and exceptionalism

Michele Grossman, Vivian Gerrand, Anna Halafoff

(2020), pp. 296-308, Routledge Handbook on the Governance of Religious Diversity, London, Eng., B1

book chapter

Trajectories of radicalization and resilience in Nuruddin Farah's North of Dawn

V Gerrand

(2020), Vol. 57, pp. 106-114, Tydskrif vir Letterkunde, Pretoria, South Africa, C1

journal article
2016

Possible spaces of Somali belonging

V Gerrand

(2016), Carlton, Vic., A1

book

'Mogadishu on the mend: Representing post-war Somalia and Somalis in the 21st century.'

V Gerrand

(2016), AFSAAP 2015 : 21st Century Tensions and Transformations in Africa : Proceedings of the African Studies Association of Australia and the Pacific 2015 conference, Melbourne, Vic., E1

conference
2015

The Arts as cultural and identity resources for Somali youth in Australia: Nadia Faragaab's "Kronologies"

V Gerrand, Y Omar

(2015), pp. 153-176, Hopeful places : migration and belonging in an unpredictable era, Ballarat, Vic., B1-1

book chapter
2008

Representing Somali resettlement in Italy: the writing of Ubax Cristina Ali Farah and Igiaba Scego

V Gerrand

(2008), Vol. 21, pp. 270-295, Italian studies in Southern Africa, [Johannesburg, South Africa], C1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

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

Centre for Resilient and Inclusive Societies (CRIS)

Prof Michele Grossman AM, Prof Fethi Mansouri, Prof Shahram Akbarzadeh, Prof Anita Harris, Dr Vanessa Barolsky, Dr Amanuel Elias, Prof Greg Barton, A/Prof Anna Halafoff, Dr Vivian Gerrand, Prof Amanda Keddie, Prof Yin Paradies, A/Prof Matteo Vergani, Dr Jessica Walton, Prof Chad Whelan, Dr Ana-Maria Bliuc, Dr Philippa Collin, Dr Hass Dellal, Dr Nida Denson, Prof Kevin Dunn, Dr Liam Magee, Dr Liam McGarty, A/Prof Amanda Third, Dr Michael Ungar, Dr Sherene Idriss

Department of Premier and Cabinet Vic

  • 2019: $1,824,753
  • 2018: $1,065,362

Countering violent extremism research, capacity-building and symposia for government and academic stakeholders.

Prof Michele Grossman AM, Dr Vivian Gerrand, Ms Lydia Khalil

Department of Home Affairs

  • 2024: $197,606
  • 2023: $200,000
  • 2022: $249,642
  • 2021: $53,300
  • 2020: $24,000

Other Funding Sources

Centre for Resilient and Inclusive Societies (CRIS)

Prof Michele Grossman AM, Prof Fethi Mansouri, Prof Shahram Akbarzadeh, Prof Anita Harris, Dr Vanessa Barolsky, Dr Amanuel Elias, Prof Greg Barton, A/Prof Anna Halafoff, Dr Vivian Gerrand, Prof Amanda Keddie, Prof Yin Paradies, A/Prof Matteo Vergani, Dr Jessica Walton, Prof Chad Whelan, Dr Ana-Maria Bliuc, Dr Philippa Collin, Dr Hass Dellal, Dr Nida Denson, Prof Kevin Dunn, Dr Liam Magee, Dr Liam McGarty, A/Prof Amanda Third, Dr Michael Ungar, Dr Sherene Idriss

Victoria University, Western Sydney University

  • 2023: $152,089
  • 2022: $152,089
  • 2020: $163,325
  • 2019: $112,204

Countering violent extremism research, capacity-building and symposia for government and academic stakeholders.

Prof Michele Grossman AM, Dr Vivian Gerrand, Ms Lydia Khalil

Department of Home Affairs (non-HERDC income)

  • 2023: $70,000

Supervisions

No completed student supervisions to report