GTReC Staff

Staff and their areas of interest

Pete LentiniAssociate Professor Pete Lentini

Founding Director; Coordinator for Research, Policy and Governance; Senior Lecturer in Politics

Neojihadism in Australia and globally; comparative extremisms and new religious movements; terrorism; political violence and post-conflict reconstruction in Russia and the North Caucasus.

Professor Emeritus Gary D. Bouma

Acting Director; Sociology; UNESCO Chair in Interreligious and Intercultural Relations (Asia-Pacific); GTReC Director (October 2006-September 2007)

Sociology of religion; managing religious diversity.

Luke HowieDr Luke Howie

Deputy Director; Lecturer, Behavioural Studies, Sociology and Gender Studies

Behavioural responses to terrorism; victimisation; the media and terrorism; new media and terrorism; terrorism and businesses.

Greg BartonProfessor Greg Barton

Director, International; Politics; Herb Feith Professor for the Study of Indonesia; Deputy UNESCO Chair in Interreligious and Intercultural Relations (Asia-Pacific); and Acting Director, Centre for Islam and the Modern World; Co-Editor of the Journal of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations (ICMR)

Islamist and Islamic movements and thought; terrorism; security, progressive Islamic thought and civil society; politics and social movements in the Muslim world with particular reference to Indonesia; Muslim Southeast Asia and Turkey.

Waleed AlyWaleed Aly

Academic Engagement Coordinator; Lecturer in Politics

Terrorism and political violence; history of Islamic thought; Islam in diaspora conditions, with particular attention to Australia.

Derya Dilara Akguner

Centre Officer; Researcher in Politics

Prevention; Peace Studies; Minority Rights; Nationalism; Identity; Social Cohesion; religious co-existence and dialogue; and terrorism.

Members and their areas of interest

No Photo AvailableDr Scott Firsing

Lecturer in International Studies, Monash South Africa

American politics, foreign and defense policy; terrorism, counter-terrorism and intelligence; peacekeeping and peacemaking; diplomacy and international institutions; BRICS relations; global resource wars; space politics.

Sayed KhatabDr Sayed Khatab

Research Fellow, GTReC

Islamic political thought; fundamentalism; Islamic law and political violence; democracy in Islam; human rights; terrorism and counter-terrorism.

No Photo AvailableDr Jonathan Lyons

Researcher, Sociology

Sociology of religion; Western discourse of Islam; media coverage of Islam and Muslims.

Benjamin MacQueenBenjamin MacQueen

Former Deputy Director; Postgraduate Research Coordinator; Lecturer in Politics

International Relations; Middle Eastern politics and society; conflict resolution and post-conflict theory and practice; politics of Islam; democracy and political reform; security and terrorism studies; US politics and society.

No Photo AvailableDr Simon Moss

Adjunct Research Associate, Psychology and Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine

Psychology of terrorism; leadership; resilience, aggression; group dynamics and impact of environment on individual behaviour.

No Photo AvailableDr Gerry Nagtzaam

Lecturer, Faculty of Law

Eco-Terrorism and Environmental Activism; US Politics; International Relations and International Law.

No Photo AvailableEla Ogru

Researcher in Politics, GTReC

Citizenship; nationalism; identity; social inclusion and exclusion; terrorism and political violence.

Researchers and their areas of interest

No Photo AvailableRosleenda Mohamed Ali

GTReC Associate

Psychology of terrorism; radicalisation of young Australian Muslims.

No Photo AvailableKate Barrelle

GTReC Associate

Psychology of terrorism; terrorist disengagement and de-radicalisation.

No Photo AvailableShandon Harris-Hogan

GTReC Associate

Radicalisation and terrorist networking in Australia; Australia-Lebanon terrorist connections; Australian terrorists’ biographies.

No Photo AvailableJo Hart

Researcher, GTReC

Extremisms in Australia; radicalisation.

No Photo AvailableMuhammad Iqbal

Researcher, GTReC, Centre for Islam and the Modern World
PhD Candidate

Islam in Indonesia; extremisms in Indonesia; radicalisation, online radicalisation.

No Photo AvailableDr Patrick Kimunguyi

Lecturer, Monash European and European Union Centre, Research Assistant, GTReC

Terrorism and counter-terrorism in the European Union; terrorism in East Africa.

No Photo AvailableBruce McFarlane

PhD Candidate, GTReC/Politics

On-line radicalisation; terrorism in Australia and Indonesia; counter-terrorism policing and intelligence.

No Photo AvailableDebra Smith

GTReC Associate

Terrorism and emotions; terrorist epistemologies, IRA, Countering Violent Extremism (CVE).

No Photo AvailableAndrew Zammit

Researcher, GTReC
Australian terrorists’ biographies; terrorism in Australia; Australia-Lebanon terrorist connections; political violence in Indonesia.

Adjuncts and their areas of interest

Dr Muhammad Bakashmar

Terrorism and Counterterrorism Studies; Islam and Politics in Southeast Asia; Religion and Politics in East Africa.

No Photo AvailableDr Scott Flower

Crawford School of Pacific Studies, ANU

Converts to Islam; Islam in Papua New Guinea; Security in Asia-Pacific.

No Photo AvailableDr Gaetano Joe Ilardi

Community Engagement Officer, Victoria Police

Radicalisation; countering violent extremism; counterterrorism policing; security intelligence.

No Photo AvailableDr Stephanie Koorey

Centre for Defence and Strategic Studies, Canberra

Nuclear weapons and weapons proliferation.

No Photo AvailableDr Andrew Newman

Senior Program Officer – International Program, Nuclear Threat Initiative, Washington, D.C.

Nuclear proliferation and terrorism; the future of the nuclear fuel cycle; the politics of nuclear waste; and US and international security.

No Photo AvailableProfessor Douglas Pratt

Convenor, Religious Studies Programme, Chairperson, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, University of Waikato, New Zealand

Christian thought and history; Islam and Christian-Muslim relations; interreligious dialogue; pluralism; fundamentalism; and terrorism.

No Photo AvailableDr Eduardo Ugarte

Terrorism and Conflict in the Philippines, with reference to the Abu Sayyaf Group; hostage taking as a terrorist tactic.