Dr Vivian Gerrand

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Postdoctoral 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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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

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
2020

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

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

(2020), pp. 1-21, Terrorism and political violence, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

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
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

Other Public Sector Funding

Centre for Resilient and Inclusive Societies (CRIS)

Prof Michele Grossman, Prof Fethi Mansouri, Prof Shahram Akbarzadeh, Prof Anita Harris, Dr Vanessa Barolsky, Prof Greg Barton, Dr Amanuel Elias, A/Prof Anna Halafoff, Dr Vivian Gerrand, Prof Amanda Keddie, Prof Yin Paradies, Dr 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, Dr Vivian Gerrand, Ms Lydia Khalil

Department of Home Affairs

  • 2022: $103,997
  • 2021: $53,300
  • 2020: $24,000

Other Funding Sources

Centre for Resilient and Inclusive Societies (CRIS)

Prof Michele Grossman, Prof Fethi Mansouri, Prof Shahram Akbarzadeh, Prof Anita Harris, Dr Vanessa Barolsky, Prof Greg Barton, Dr Amanuel Elias, A/Prof Anna Halafoff, Dr Vivian Gerrand, Prof Amanda Keddie, Prof Yin Paradies, Dr 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

  • 2022: $77,203
  • 2020: $163,325
  • 2019: $112,204

Supervisions

No completed student supervisions to report