Australian Association of Islamic and Muslim Studies (AAIMS)


Australian Association of Islamic and Muslim Studies (AAIMS)

Australian Association of Islamic and Muslim Studies (AAIMS)

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AAIMS is an inter-disciplinary network of scholars at Australian universities. AAIMS promotes teaching and research excellence on Islam and Muslim experiences as a minority or majority.

AAIMS is a leading academic Australian association for scholars dedicated to creating and disseminating knowledge about Islamic and Muslim societies. AAIMS is an interdisciplinary association aimed at promoting national and international collaboration. By fostering a network of academics based at Australian universities, AAIMS will generate opportunities for scholarly joint research across disciplines and institutions, as well as a wide dissemination of research output by its members.

AAIMS will promote the field of Islamic and Muslim studies by:

  • Creating a professional network for collaboration
  • Creating opportunities for research students and Early Career Researchers
  • Fostering links with policy and decision makers
  • Informing public discourse in relation to Islam and Muslim societies

AAIMS is a not-for-profit organization.

Advisory Board:

The Interim Executive is operating under the patronage of long standing scholars in this field. The National Advisory Board consists of:

  • Prof Riaz Hassan, AM, FASSA, Director of the International Centre for Muslim and non-Muslim Understanding, University of South Australia.
  • Prof Tim Lindsey, Malcolm Smith Professor of Asian Law and Director of the Centre for Indonesian Law, Islam and Society at the Melbourne Law School.
  • Prof Fethi Mansouri, UNESCO Chair in Cultural Diversity and Social Justice and Director of the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalization.
  • Prof Abdullah Saeed, AM, Sultan of Oman Chair in Arab and Islamic Studies and Director of the National Centre of Excellence for Islamic Studies at Melbourne University.
  • Prof Amin Saikal, AM, University Distinguished Professor of Political Science, Public Policy Fellow, Chair of the Middle East Reference Group, and Director of the Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies (The Middle East and Central Asia) at the Australian National University.
  • Prof Bryan S. Turner, Professor of Sociology of Religion, Australian Catholic University and winner of the 2015 Max Planck Research Award.
  • Prof Samina Yasmeen, AM, Professor of Political Science and International Relations and Director of the Centre for Muslim States and Societies, University of Western Australia.


Any individual with an Australian academic affiliation (university higher degree research student, staff member, academic honorary fellow) is eligible for membership. Other interested individuals who do not meet the requirements of full membership may join as Associate Member.

Executive will review new memberships once a month and approve new memberships. The Executive reserve the right to reject memberships where it is considered that the member will undermine the aims of the Association.

Individuals whose membership is rejected will be notified in writing and by email. Their fees will be refunded in full.

Members must not claim to speak on behalf of The Association without the express written permission of the Executive. A failure to abide by this may result in immediate termination of membership.




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