Publications from the UNESCO Chair team

In the media

Fethi Mansouri, 16 November 2020. ‘Muslims are not the problem, and critics are not the enemy: How aggressive secularism is dividing France‘ ABC Religion & Ethics

Fethi Mansouri, 30 October 2020. ‘For French Muslims, every terror attack brings questions about their loyalty to the republic’ The Conversation

Fethi Mansouri, 29 October 2020. ‘The socio-cultural implications of Covid-19′ (French) UNESCO

Fethi Mansouri, 29 May 2020. ‘The socio-cultural implications of Covid-19′ (English) UNESCO

Fethi Mansouri, 14 May 2020. ‘Advancing a new social contract in the post Covid-19 era’ (French) UNESCO

Fethi Mansouri, April/May 2020. ‘Advancing a new social contract in the post Covid-19 era’ (English) UNESCO (14 May 2020), also republished by (May 2020), Centre for Intercultural Dialogue (19 May 2020) and Sixteens SDB (21 April 2020) 

Ihsan Yilmaz, Ana-Maria Bliuc and Fethi Mansouri, 22 November 2019. ‘These young Muslim Australians want to meet Islamaphobes and change their minds. And it’s working’, The Conversation.

Fethi Mansouri, 2019. ‘Recalibrating multiculturalism’ dKin

Fethi Mansouri, 14 June 2018.  ‘ADI Director takes tough stance on Australia’s aid program’ Invenio

Fethi Mansouri, 5 June 2018. ‘Gaza and Australia’s vote’, SBS Radio (Arabic).

Fethi Mansouri, 5 February 2018. ‘Research opposes media narrative of ‘African gangs’ in Melbourne Invenio

Fethi Mansouri, 21 November 2017. ‘From Al Mesbar Monthly Book Muslims in Australia: History and Policies of Multiculturalism’ Al Mesbar Studies & Research Center

Fethi Mansouri, 10 July 2017. ‘Australians unlikely to intervene in Islamophobic attacks’ SBS News

Fethi Mansouri, 4 May 2017, ‘Fethi Mansouri ‘Baku Process’ message instils deep hope to jointly solve problems’, Azernews.

Fethi Mansouri, 5 December 2016. ‘Launch of the Fethullah Gulen Chair in Islamic studies and Dialogue at Deakin University’ Hizmet Movement news portal,

Fethi Mansouri, November 2016, ‘Celebration of African Australians Inc. Supporters.’ QACC, Queensland African Communities Council.

Fethi Mansouri, 21 October 2016, ‘Refuting Foundations of Extremism’, Australian Muslim Times.

Fethi Mansouri, 25 September 2016,  ‘Are the results of the poll valid?’, SBS Arabic 24.

Fethi Mansouri, 15 September 2016, ‘Pauline’s peddling the hate again’, Eureeka

Natalia Pereira, 2015, ‘Human Rights for All’: Spotlight on Young Migrants in Thailand’, UNESCO BKK.

Fethi Mansouri, 1 Decmber 2015, Religion ‘helps Muslims belong’, says study, The Australian.

Riccardo Armillei and Fethi Mansouri, 21 October 2015, States of Emergency, OpenDemocracy.

Fethi Mansouri, 5 April 2015 ‘Opinion Piece: ‘Resilience of Carthage has lessons for Tunisia’s leaders’, The Age.

Journal Articles

Marangu, E., Mansouri, F., Sands, N. et al (2021) Assessing mental health literacy of primary health care workers in Kenya: a cross-sectional survey. International Journal of  Mental Health Systems 15, 55 (2021).

Renzaho, A, Mansouri, F,  Counted, V and Polonsky, M (2021), ‘The influence region of origin, area of residence prior to migration, religion and perceived discrimination on acculturation strategies among sub-Saharan African migrants in Australia’.  Journal of International Migration and Integration.

Mansouri, F and Weng, E (2021), ‘Swamped by Muslims’ and facing an ‘African gang’ problem: Racialised and religious media representations in Australia’. Journal of Media & Cultural Studies.

Mansouri, F and Elias, A (2021), ‘Developing an ICD index: conceptual framing, methodological challenges and ideological utility’.  Journal Social Indicators Research.

Mansouri, F (2021). “Muslim communities in Australia and the ‘mainstreaming’ of outer-group suspicion and apprehension’. Melbourne Asia Review

Elias, A,  Ben, J, Mansouri, F & Paradies, Y (2021). Racism and nationalism during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Ethnic and Racial Studies.

Yilmaz, I, Bliuc, A, Mansouri, F & Bashirov, G (2020), ‘Young Muslim Australians’ experiences of intergroup contact and its implications for intercultural relations’. Ethnic and Racial Studies, DOI: 10.1080/01419870.2020.1850823

Elias, A, Mansouri, F  & Sweid, R (2020), ‘Public attitudes towards multiculturalism and interculturalism in Australia.   Journal of International Migration and Integration.

Mansouri, F (2020) On the Discursive and Methodological Categorisation of Islam and Muslims in the West: Ontological and Epistemological Considerations. Religions 2020, 11(10), 501;

Elias, A. & Mansouri, F (2020): A Systematic Review of Studies on Interculturalism and Intercultural Dialogue, Journal of Intercultural Studies, DOI:

Lam, K & Mansouri, F (2020) “Beyond (mis)recognition : Muslim youth and religiosity in Australia” Journal of Youth Studies.
DOI: 10.1080/13676261.2020.1766667

Mansouri, F (2020), Youth and Political Engagement in post-revolution Tunisia” British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies.
DOI: 10.1080/13530194.2020.1765142

Mansouri, F (2020), ‘Islam and Muslims in Australia: The Social Experiences of  Early Settlement and the Politics of Race Relations’. Politics and Religion. Nº 1, Vol. XIV, pp127-146.

Mansouri, F, & Modood, T, (2020), The complementarity of multiculturalism and interculturalism theory backed by Australian evidence Ethnic and Racial Studies,

Lipiainen, T, Halafoff, A, Mansouri, F, & Bouma, G, (2020), Diverse worldviews education and social inclusion a comparison between Finnish and Australian approaches to build intercultural and interreligious British Journal of Religious Education,

Mansouri, F, & Vergani, M. (2018), ‘Intercultural contact, knowledge of Islam, and prejudice against Muslims in Australia’International Journal of Intercultural Relations66, pp. 85-94.

Vergani, M, Johns, A, Lobo, M & Mansouri, F (2017), ‘Examining Islamic religiosity and civic engagement in Melbourne’, Journal of Sociology, Vol. 53, No. 1, pp. 63-78.

Armillei, R & Mansouri, F (2017), ”Ethnic Democracy’ and Authoritarian Legacies in Italy’s and Australia’s contemporary policies towards ‘Boat people”. Journal on Ethnopolitics and Minority Issues in Europe, Vol. 16, No. 2, pp. 13-40.

Mansouri, F, Johns, A & Marotta, V (2017), ‘Critical global citizenship: contextualising citizenship and globalisation’. Journal of Citizenship and Globalisation Studies, Vol.1, Issue 1. DOI 10.1515/jcgs-2017-0001

Forrest, J, Elias, A & Paradies, Y (2016), ‘Perspectives on the geography of intolerance: Racist attitudes and experience of racism in Melbourne, Australia.’ Geoforum70, pp. 51-59.

Mansouri, F & Armillei, R (2016), ‘The democratic ‘transition’ in post-revolution Tunisia: conditions for successful ‘consolidation’ and future prospects’R/evolutions: Global Trends & Regional Issues, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 156-181.

Elias, A & Paradies, Y (2016), ‘Estimating the mental health costs of racial discrimination.’ BMC public health, vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 1205.

Walton, J, Paradies, Y & Mansouri, F (2016),  ‘Towards reflexive ethnicity: museums as sites of intercultural encounter’. British Educational Research Journal (BERJ). DOI10.1002/berj.3241

Mansouri, F, Lobo, M & Johns, A (2016), ‘Grounding religiosity in urban space: Insights from Multicultural Melbourne.’ Australian Geographer, vol. 47, no. 3, pp. 295–310.

Elias, A & Paradies, Y (2016) ‘The regional impact of cultural diversity on wages: evidence from Australia.’ IZA Journal of Migration, vol. 5, no. 1, pp.12.

Iqbal, M, O’Brien, KS, Bliuc, AM & Vergani, M (2016), ‘Death reminders increase agreement with extremist views but not violent extremist action in Indonesian Muslims’. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, vol. 47, no. 6, pp. 891-897.

Mansouri, F & Johns, A (2016), ‘Social networking practices and perceptions of intergenerational difference among migrant youth in Australia’. Journal of Sociology, pp. 1–18; DOI: 10.1177/1440783316636244

Jamal Al-deen, T & Windle, J (2015), ‘The involvement of migrant mothers in their children’s education: cultural capital and transnational class processes.’ International Studies in Sociology of Education, vol. 25, no. 4, pp. 278-295.