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AsPr Sally Totman Marshall

Position: Associate Professor of Middle East Studies
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Arts and Education
Department: SHSS Arts & Ed
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 92443926 +61 3 92443926



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 author and international expert on Middle East policy and politics and is a frequent commentator for, and contributor on, a wide range of issues relating to the Middle East for various radio, television and print media groups as well as speaking at public forums and delivering public lectures.

Sally is the Chair of the Faculty of Arts and Education Academic Progress & Discipline Committee (FAPDC) and is an active member of the:
- University Teaching & Learning Committee
- University Appeals Committee
- Faculty Board, Arts & Education
- Faculty Teaching & Learning Committee, Arts & Education
- School Executive, Humanities & Social Sciences
- School Teaching & Learning Committee, Humanities & Social Sciences

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Middle East Studies Forum
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.

Subjects and units currently teaching

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

Sally co-teaches:
AIE 255 - Issues and Themes in Middle East Politics (T1)
AIE 364 - The Arab-Israeli Conflict (T2)

AIE365 - Study Tour to Israel and the Palestinian Territories (T3)

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Awards and prizes

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.


Research interests

* The Middle East, in particular, Libya and Algeria

* Politics and popular culture especially Hollywood film

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