Professor Fethi Mansouri, UNESCO Chair on Comparative Research on Cultural Diversity and Social Justice, was this week named one of 38 new fellows elected this year to the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia.

“This is more than a personal honour but rather a responsibility to continue research that has inherent academic excellence and intrinsic social value to communities locally, nationally and globally,” Professor Mansouri said of his election, which acknowledges his vast contribution to diversity, migration and intercultural studies.

This fellowship also recognises his contribution to public discourse and input into policy-making and social affairs, through his membership of numerous international agencies, governmental, academic and community organisations advisory boards.

To access the media release from Deakin University, please click here.

An online event featuring brief presentations from each of the new fellows will be livestreamed on Facebook on 25 November, 4:30–7:00pm AEDT. More information at