Two new faces have joined the UNESCO Chair for Cultural Diversity and Social Justice research team led by the UNESCO Chair and Alfred Deakin Professor Fethi Mansouri.

Dr Amanuel Elias has taken up a role as Research Fellow while Mrs Sara Cheikh Husain (Alsheikh) has received a scholarship from the chair to research her PhD under the Chair’s supervision.

Welcoming the new researchers, Professor Mansouri said Dr Elias’ expertise in racism and skills in economic analysis would be a valuable addition to the multidisciplinary focus of the Chair’s research.

“Dr Elias’ is an exciting early career researcher who is committed to articulating the value of cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue to the global economy,” he said.

Professor Mansouri said the UNESCO Chair’s research program was focussed on issues relating to migrant youth and women.

“Islamophobia is a worrying global development and I found Mrs Cheikh-Husain’s undergraduate thesis with its focus on visual communication and young people exciting and her PhD proposal engaging.”

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