♦    Social-cultural and Political Anthropology

♦    Anthropology of Enlightenment and Reason; Critique and Everyday Life and Death

♦    Islam, Politics, & Muslim Socio-cultural Formations: South Asia, Middle East and the West

♦    Social Theories, Cultural Criticism

♦    Identity, Alterity & Power

♦    Democracy, the Media and Violence

♦    Culture, Religion and Politics of Modern South Asia (especially, postcolonial India)

♦    Nationalism, Transnationalism and Globalization

♦    Religion, the Secular, & Secularization

♦    Intellectual History, Social Movements

♦    Literature, Culture and Society


 

Postgraduate supervision

Current Supervision of PhD Candidates

Student

Topic

Supervisor/s

Nicholas Moriesson
Religion and Right-Wing Populism in Western Europe

 

Main: Dr. Irfan Ahmad

Associate: A/P DR. Mark Chou
Associate: Prof. Bryan Turner

Completed PhD Theses

 

Student

Topic

Supervisor/s

Mahsheed Ansari(Monash University)
The rational and metaphysical notions of prophethood and the Prophet Muhammad in the thought of Said Nursi and Muhammad Iqbal

 

Associate: Dr. Irfan Ahmad
Main:Dr Salih Yucel
Ayse Guc(AUC)
Socio-Anthropological Analysis of Intercultural Dialogue, Merdin
Associate: Dr. Irfan Ahmad
Main: Dr. Ismail Albayrak
Co: Dr. Marian de Souza
Amrah Abdul Majid(Monash University)
The practice of faith and personal growth in three novels by Muslim women writers in the Western diaspora
Associate: Irfan AhmadAssociate: Prof. Harry AvelingMain: Prof. Marika Vicziany

 

PhD Candidates Supervised at Monash University

Student

Topic

Supervisor/s

Kim Chan Contrasts in Development: China and India, 1950 – 1980 Main: Dr. Irfan Ahmad
Associate: Dr. Warren Sun
Usep A. Matin The Use of Hadith Literature by Traditional Islamic Intellectuals in Indonesia Associate: Dr. Irfan Ahmad
Main: Prof Greg Barton
Associate: Dr Julian Millie
Michele Huppert Religious Fundamentalisms in the 21st Century: Solutions to the Problems of Identity in a Globalised World? Main: Dr. Michael Janover
Co: Dr. Irfan Ahmad
Cemen Polat The Gulen Movement’s Educational Philanthropy: Schools as Social Business Enterprises Main: Prof Greg Barton
Co: Dr. Irfan Ahmad
MR Mark Stone Neither Shall They Grieve: A Study of the Spiritual Basis of Islamic Pluralism Main Supervisor: Dr. Slaih Yucel
Associate: Dr. Irfan Ahmad


Completed Masters Theses at Monash University

Student

Topic

Supervisor/s

Trevor Walsh  Yoga In Melbourne! How is This Possible?  Main: Dr. Irfan Ahmad
Associate: Dr Wendy Smith
Haybatullah M. Abouzeid An Analytical Approach to the Thought and Ideology of B. Lewis and John Esposito Main: Dr. Slaih Yucel
Associate: Dr. Irfan Ahmad

Completed Honours and MA Dissertations at Monash University

Student Topic Level
Jonathan Major Seeds of Anger: The Hussein/McMahon Correspondence, Palestine and Post-Islamist Terrorism MA Major
Sinem Doyran (Re)presenting Islam: A Critical Analysis of Australian Discourses after 9/11 MA Major
Reem Hakem For Love of Islam or Nation? The Shaping of Multi-Identity for Muslims in the West MA Minor
Damien Lewis The Significance of Cyber Terrorism: A Case Study of Stuxnet MA Minor
Nicholas Newland The Conquering Charismatics: Charismatic Leadership and Dynastic Rule in Postcolonial South Asia Honours
Nicholas Burris Islam and the Dynamics of Global Politics: Contextualizing the Radicalization of Lal Masjid, Pakistan Honours
Arthur Lau The Kashmir Conflict: Media’s Portrayal Before and After 9/11 Honours