muslimqsThe ‘Muslim Question’, Citizenship and Racism in Australia/Cronulla riots-10-years-on joint symposium (14-15 Dec 2015)

This upcoming symposium is co-hosted by Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation (Deakin University) and the Institute for Culture and Society (University of Western Sydney). The symposium will comprise two days with a specific, though interconnected, focus:

Day one (Mon 14th Dec, 2015): Islamic Religiosity, Active Citizenship and Belonging will invite papers which address “the Muslim question” in pubIic policy debates, paying attention to the specific role of Islamic religiosity to performances of citizenship and belonging.

Day two (Tue 15th Dec, 2015): Cronulla Riot 10 Years On will mark the 10 year anniversary of the Cronulla riots by reflecting on just how significant the Cronulla Riots were, then and now, and whether -in a world preoccupied with the War on Terror- they remain a useful reference point for discussions of intercultural relations and multiculturalism in Australia.

Speakers include: (More to follow)
– Professor Ghassan Hage (University of Melbourne, Australia)
– Professor Fethi Mansouri (Deakin University, Australia)
– Professor Greg Noble (University of Western Sydney, Australia)
– Professor Adam Possamai (University of Western Sydney, Australia)
– Associate Professor Anita Harris (Monash University, Australia)
– Associate Professor Amanda Wise (Macquarie University, Australia)
– Dr Gabriele Marranci (Macquarie University, Australia)
– Dr Michele Lobo (Deakin University, Australia)

Should you wish to present a paper at either day of the conference, abstracts of 300 words should be emailed to >> Abstracts are due by: June 30, 2015.

For more details please visit the conference website.