Staff profile - Sally Totman Marshall

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Aprof Sally Totman Marshall

Position: Associate Professor
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Arts & Education
Department: School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 92443926 +61 3 92443926



Sally is the Convenor of the Middle East Studies and International Relations 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, the Palestinian Territories & Turkey (T3)

Middle East Major Sequence Information


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 projects

* Political leadership, scandal and Hollywood film

* Understanding the Middle East through popular film

Research interests

* Libya and Algeria: history, politics and international relations
* The Middle East and North Africa in Hollywood film and popular culture
* US foreign policy towards the Middle East and North Africa

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Recent Publications:

Sally Totman & Mat Hardy (2014) The Charismatic Persona of Colonel Qaddafi, M/C journal: a journal of media and culture, vol. 17, no. 3, p. 1, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Qld. [C1]

Mat Hardy & Sally Totman (2013) Using an online simulation to address equity issues for off-campus students, in Tynan, Belinda; Willems, Julie; James, Rosalind (eds), Outlooks and opportunities in blended and distance learning, pp. 139-153, IGI Global, Hershey, Pennsylvania [B1]

Mat Hardy & Sally Totman (2012) From Dictatorship to Democracy: Simulating the Politics of the Middle East, in Nygaard, Claus; Courtney, Nigel and Leigh, Elyssebeth (eds), Simulation, games and role play in university education, pp. 189-206, Libri Publishing, Faringdon, England [B1]

Mat Hardy & Sally Totman (2011) Should we teach an old game new tricks?, in Williams, G.; Statham, P.; Brown, N. and Cleland, B. (eds), ascilite 2011 : Changing demands, changing directions: Proceedings of the Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Conference, pp. 562-570, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tas. [E1]

Sally-Ann Totman (2009) How Hollywood Projects Foreign Policy, Palgrave Macmillan, New York, N. Y. [A1]

Sally Totman & Mat Hardy (2009) In The Green Zone: 40 years with Colonel Qaddafi, in Hawker, Geoffrey (eds), APSA 2009 : proceedings of the APSA annual conference 2009, pp. 1-19, Macquarie University, Sydney, N.S.W. [E1]

Sally Totman & Scott Burchill (eds) (2008) Global Crises and Risks, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic. [A7.1]

Sally Totman (2008) The West and the Rest, in Totman, Sally and Burchill, Scott (eds), Global crises and risks, pp. 19-38, Oxford University Press Australia & New Zealand, South Melbourne, Vic. [B1]

Sally Totman & Mat Hardy (2008) The Rise and Decline of Libya as a Rogue State, in Unknown (ed.), OCIS 2008 : Oceanic Conference on International Studies, pp. 1-25, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Qld. [E1]

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