Prof. Fethi Mansouri

Founding Director, Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation


Professor Fethi Mansouri is the founding Director of the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation. Since 2013, he held the UNESCO Chair in comparative research on ‘Cultural Diversity and Social Justice’ and in 2016 was appointed Convenor of the UNESCO UniTwin Network for Inter-Religious Dialogue and Intercultural Understanding. He is the editor of the Journal of Intercultural Studies (Routledge). He has previously (2010-13) served as an expert advisor to the UNAOC on cultural diversity, and intercultural relations and currently sits on the advisory boards of various international agencies, national governments and NGOs. Professor Mansouri has published more than one hundred academic articles/book chapters and is the author/editor of twenty scholarly books including: ‘Islam and Political Violence: Muslim Diaspora and Radicalism in the West’, (2007); ‘Identity, Education, and Belonging’ (2008); ‘Building Bridges: Creating a Culture of Diversity’ (2009); ‘Migration, Citizenship and Intercultural Relations: Looking Through the Lens of Social Inclusion’ (2011); ‘Muslims in the West and the Challenges of Belonging’ (2012); ‘Global Perspectives on the Politics of Multiculturalism’ (2014); ‘The Multicultural Challenge: Cultural, Religious and Political Contestations’ (2015); ‘Interculturalism at the Crossroads: Comparative Perspectives on Concepts, Policies and Practices’ (2017); ‘The Politics of Women and Migration in the Global South’ (2017), and ‘Contesting the Theological Foundations of Islamism and Violent Extremism’ (2019). His 2004 co-authored book ‘Lives in Limbo: voices of Refugees under Temporary Protection’ was short-listed for the 2004 Human Rights Medals and Awards.