Associate Dean (Research)
School of International and Political Studies
Chair in Migration and Intercultural Studies;
Associate Dean (Research);
Director, Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation & Convenor, Middle Eastern studies;
In addition to coordinating Middle Eastern studies, Professor Fethi Mansouri is the Faculty of Arts and Education's Associate Dean (Research) and the Director of the Research Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation. He is a leading researcher in the Faculty and is the principal supervisor of a number of PhD and MA candidates in Middle Eastern studies, migration research and applied linguistics.
Professor Mansouri has published four authored books, 6 edited books, 8 major research monographs, more than 30 refereed research articles and book chapters, and many book reviews and media pieces.
He has presented more than 70 invited conferences and seminar papers and many other invited presentations at national and international symposia.
Over the last five years, Professor Mansouri has been awarded more than 25 research grants from a number of funding bodies including the Australian Research Council in 2007-10 on local governance and multicultural policies; 2004-07 on cultural diversity in education and in 2002-04 for a project on Australia's Asylum Policies. He has also received research funding from the State Government's Community Support Fund for a project on 'building the capacity of community organisations serving the Arabic communities in Victoria'. Between 2002 and 2006 Professor Mansouri received funding from a number of philanthropic foundations to conduct research into cultural diversity in three Melbourne secondary schools. He has authored a book (with Michael Leach) on the social, economic and cultural impacts of the temporary protection regime on individual refugees. The field research underpinning the book was funded by the Myer Foundation.
- Associate Dean (Research)
- Chair, Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation (ICG)
- Founding Convenor, Refugees Studies Group (RSG),
- Founding Convenor, Australian Middle Eastern Research Forum (AMERF)
- The International Association for the study of forced Migration (IASFM)
- The Australian Institute of International Affairs
- The Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY)
- The Australian Middle Eastern Research Forum (AMERF)
- The Applied Linguistics Association of Australia (ALAA)
- The European Second Language Acquisition Association (EuroSLA)
Professor Mansouri is the Director of the Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation. The ICG is at the forefront of empirical, normative and applied research in studies of citizenship and globalisation. It conducts inter-disciplinary research into how individuals and political groups interact with, and claim membership of, social, economic, political and cultural organisations within and beyond the nation.
Refugee Studies Group (RSG):
Professor Mansouri is founder and co-convenor of the Refugee Studies Group, an inter-disciplinary research network for researchers, NGOs and human rights advocates.
- Migration studies
- Comparative refugee research
- Islam and Politics in the contemporary Middle East
- Multicultural education
- Second Language Acquisition Research
Current research projects
Current ARC Projects led by Professor Mansouri:
- DP0771641: Local Governance, Multiculturalism and Active Citizenship: The Case of Muslim Diaspora in the West (2007-10) [with S. Kenny and D. Walker];
- LP0455056: The Challenge of Managing Cultural Diversity in Education: the Case of Arab-Australian Youth (2004-07) [with M. Leach];
- LP0211833: Economic and Social Rights of Asylum Seekers in Australia: Challenges for Community Associations (2002-04) [with S.Kenny and K. Brown].
2006: Deakin International Studies Program (ISP) Award
2005: Certificate of Appreciation: Police Academy, Victoria.
2004: Human Rights and Equal Opportunity (HREOC) Medal Awards: Lives in Limbo (UNSW Press, 2004, with Michael Leach) short-listed for the
2003: Multiple Grants Winner Award, Faculty of arts
2002: Certificate of Recognition for the Dean's Best Researcher
2001: Certificate of Appreciation from the Victorian State Government, in recognition of voluntary service to the community, International Year of Volunteers 2001,
2000: Certificate of Recognition for the Best New Researcher in the faculty of Arts,
2000: Certificate of Recognition from the Islamic Council of Philanthropy in Australia (ICPA) Sydney, for contribution to teacher training and professional development courses in community schools.
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