GTReC Staff and their areas of interest
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.
Acting Director; Sociology; UNESCO Chair in Interreligious and Intercultural Relations (Asia-Pacific); GTReC Director (October 2006-September 2007)
Sociology of religion; managing religious diversity.
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.
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.
Convenor, Master of Counter-Terrorism Studies; Research Fellow
Terrorism and Counterterrorism Studies; Islam and Politics in Southeast Asia; Religion and Politics in East Africa.
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.
GTReC Members and their areas of interest
Dr Virginie Andre
Researcher in Politics and GTReC; Project Leader, ‘Mapping Political Violence in Southern Thailand’
Security; terrorism… insurgency; disarmament; conflict resolution; ethno-nationalism; globalization; cosmopolitanism; democracy and military; especially in Thailand and Southeast Asia.
Dr 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.
Research Fellow, GTReC
Islamic political thought; fundamentalism; Islamic law and political violence; democracy in Islam; human rights; terrorism and counter-terrorism.
Dr Jonathan Lyons
Sociology of religion; Western discourse of Islam; media coverage of Islam and Muslims.
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.
Dr 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.
Dr Gerry Nagtzaam
Lecturer, Faculty of Law
Eco-Terrorism and Environmental Activism; US Politics; International Relations and International Law.
Researcher in Politics, GTReC
Citizenship; nationalism; identity; social inclusion and exclusion; terrorism and political violence.
GTReC Researchers and their areas of interest
Rosleenda Mohamed Ali
PhD Candidate, GTReC/Faculty of Medicine
Psychology of terrorism; radicalisation of young Australian Muslims.
PhD Candidate, GTReC/Politics
Psychology of terrorism; terrorist disengagement and de-radicalisation.
Radicalisation and terrorist networking in Australia; Australia-Lebanon terrorist connections; Australian terrorists’ biographies.
Extremisms in Australia; radicalisation.
Researcher, GTReC, Centre for Islam and the Modern World
Islam in Indonesia; extremisms in Australia; radicalisation, online radicalisation.
Dr Patrick Kimunguyi
Lecturer, Monash European and European Union Centre, Research Assistant, GTReC
Terrorism and counter-terrorism in the European Union; terrorism in East Africa.
PhD Candidate, GTReC/Politics
On-line radicalisation; terrorism in Australia and Indonesia; counter-terrorism policing and intelligence.
Australian terrorists’ biographies; terrorism in Australia; Australia-Lebanon terrorist connections; political violence in Indonesia.
GTReC Adjuncts and their areas of interest
Dr Scott Flower
Crawford School of Pacific Studies, ANU
Converts to Islam; Islam in Papua New Guinea; Security in Asia-Pacific.
Dr Gaetano Joe Ilardi
Community Engagement Officer, Victoria Police
Radicalisation; countering violent extremism; counterterrorism policing; security intelligence.
Dr Stephanie Koorey
Centre for Defence and Strategic Studies, Canberra
Nuclear weapons and weapons proliferation.
Dr 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.
Professor 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.
Dr Eduardo Ugarte
Terrorism and Conflict in the Philippines, with reference to the Abu Sayyaf Group; hostage taking as a terrorist tactic.