Muslim ethnic identity
Relying on intensive community consultation, as well as independent research, this report provides a series of recommendations for Twitter and policy-makers, aimed at ensuring that users are adequately protected against anti-Muslim content on social media.
Cultivating friendly forces: the Chinese Communist Party’s influence operations in the Xinjiang diaspora
This report explores community groups and individuals in the Xinjiang diaspora that are linked to the Chinese Communist Party's united front system, as well as the methods and tactics used by that system to activate and guide them.
This report explores how the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) uses foreign social media influencers to shape and push messages domestically and internationally about Xinjiang that are aligned with its own preferred narratives.
This project maps and analyses the governance mechanisms employed by the Chinese Communist Party-state in Xinjiang from 2014 to 2021 within the context of the region’s ongoing human rights crisis. For policy-makers, this report will provide an evidence base to inform policy responses including possible...
This report explores how the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), fringe media and pro-CCP online actors seek to shape and influence international perceptions of the Chinese Government’s human rights abuses in Xinjiang, including through the amplification of disinformation.
This paper provides insights into the challenges confronting parents and their children who experience Islamophobia in Australia, highlighting that countering Islamophobia, discrimination and bigotry continues to be urgent and essential for the mental welfare of Muslim families and the wellbeing of society.
The Chinese state has long sought to ‘transform’ and ‘civilise’ Xinjiang, but Xi Jinping and his lieutenants bring a new sense of urgency to this colonialist project. Under the guise of combating perceived ‘religious extremism’ and promoting ‘inter-ethnic mingling’, Chinese officials are slowly but systematically...
Religious visibility, disadvantage and bridging social capital: a comparative investigation of multicultural localities in Melbourne’s north
The findings outlined in this report contradict an opinion often stated in public debates that Muslims tend to ‘self-segregate’ and do not integrate with the wider society.
‘Aussie Afghans’ – The identity journeys of Muslim Australians, with a focus on Hazara Afghans, as they negotiate individual, ethnic, religious and national identities
This project explores the dynamic trajectories that ‘Hazara Afghan Australian Muslims’ take as they negotiate through their multiple sense of identities in each of these categories. The investigation into the lives of Hazara Australians raises important questions and provides some interesting results. More than anything...
The Strategic Framework to Strengthen Victoria's Social Cohesion and the Resilience of its Communities (the Framework) outlines: why strengthening social cohesion and building community resilience are important; Key principles for working together; and high level objectives, priority themes, activities and indicators.
AUSTRALIAN MUSLIMS: A BRIEF OVERVIEW: Contact between Muslim Indonesian fishermen from Southern Sulawesi and Indigenous people in northern Australia from around the 1750s is the earliest evidence of a Muslim connection in Australia. However, it was not until the 1860s with the arrival of Afghan...
“I am an anthropologist. Anthropologists, as a group, study the diversity of human cultures to understand our commonalities and differences, and to use the knowledge of what is common to us all to help us bridge our differences. My research aims to help reduce violence...
The use of Urdu in film titles is something that has been lost in Indian cinema, along with the film genre called the ‘Muslim social’. The ‘Muslim social’ was a sub-genre of Bollywood drama about love, marriage, family, festivals, customs, rituals and so on, the...