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February 9th, 2011

Area of Expertise: Religion, Terrorism, War and Conflict
Geographical Expertise - Region: Oceania
Geographical Expertise - Country: Australia
Languages: English, Russian
Field of Work: Academia, Think tank/Research center
City: Melbourne
Country: Australia
Continent: Australia


ahalafoff Anna HalafoffDr. Anna Halafoff is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Citizenship and Globalisation (CCG) at Deakin University, the co-coordinator of The Australian Sociological Association’s (TASA) Sociology of Religion Thematic Group, and the secretary for the Australian Association for the Study of Religion (AASR).  Anna is an expert in the fields of multifaith relations, religion and peace building.

Previously, Anna was a lecturer in Sociology and in Politics for the Global Terrorism Research Centre (GTReC) at the School of Political and Social Inquiry, Monash University. She was also a researcher for the UNESCO Chair in Interreligious and Intercultural Relations – Asia Pacific, Monash University. (2005-2012).  She continues to collaborate with the UNESCO Chair and GTReC on intercultural and interreligious relations research and community building projects in and beyond Australia.

Anna holds degrees from Monash University (PhD 2010), the University of New England (Master of Letters in Peace Studies 2000 and Grad. Dip. Ed 2005) and the University of Melbourne (BA 1991). Prior to joining Monash, Anna coordinated the Religion and Peacebuilding Program at the International Centre for Conflict Resolution at the University of Melbourne.

Anna’s current and recent research projects/interests include: The Multifaith Movement in Australia, the USA and the UK; The Multifaith Movement in Asia; Buddhism in Australia; Multifaith Education and Social Inclusion; and Perceptions of Multiculturalism and Security in Victoria.

Anna’s work has been published in the following books and journals: Terrorism and Social Exclusion: Misplaced Risk – Common Security; International Handbook of Inter-religious Education; Australian Soul: Religion and Spirituality in the 21st Century; Buddhism in Australia: Traditions in Change; Cultivating Wisdom Harvesting Peace: Education for a Culture of Peace; Political Theology; Studies of Conflict and Terrorism; the Journal of Religious Education and the Journal of Research in International Education.

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