Fethi Mansouri

Alfred Deakin Professor & UNESCO Chair, Comparative Research on Cultural Diversity and Social Justice.


Professor Mansouri holds the UNESCO Chair for comparative research on cultural diversity and social justice and an Alfred Deakin Research Chair in migration and intercultural studies. Professor Mansouri is the Director of the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation at Deakin University-Australia. He is the editor of the Journal of Intercultural Studies, founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Citizenship and Globalisation Studies and founding co-editor of the international journal of Social Inclusion.  Since 2010, Professor Mansouri has been serving as an expert advisor to the UN on cultural diversity, and intercultural relations.  He also sits on the advisory boards of various government agencies and NGOs including the Victorian State government and the Australian Intercultural Society respectively.

His scholarly books (authored unless otherwise indicated) include: ‘Contesting the Theological Foundations of Islam and Violent Extremism (eds, 2019); ‘Interculturalism at the Crossroads: Comparative Perspectives on Concepts, Policies and Practices’ (ed, 2017); ‘The Politics of Women and Migration in the Global South’ (eds, 2017); ‘Cultural, Religious and Political Contestations’ (ed, 2015); Global Perspectives on the Politics of Multiculturalism in the 21st Century’ (Eds, 2014); ‘The Arab Revolutions in Context:Civil Society and Democracy in a Changing Middle East’ (Eds, 2012); Muslims in the West and the Challenges of Belonging’ (Eds, 2012); Australia and the Middle East: The Front-Line Relationship’ (Ed, 2011); ‘Migration, Citizenship and Intercultural Relations’ (Eds, 2011); ‘Youth Identity and Migration’ (Ed, 2009); ‘Building Bridges: Creating a Culture of Diversity’ (2009).

His most recent research reports include: ’The Doing Diversity Project: Revitalising multiculturalism through intercultural dialogue and deliberative intervention (Deakin University, 2017); ‘Islamic Religiosity in the West: Belonging and political engagement in multicultural cities’ (Australian Research Council Grant, 2016); ‘Assessing Cultural Diversity in the Arts Sector’ (Diversity Arts Australia, 2016); ‘Intergenerational Relations in Newly-Arrived Communities in Victoria’ (The Voices of Multicultural Victoria, 2015); and ‘Doing Diversity: Intercultural understanding in primary and secondary schools’ (Victoria State Government, 2015).