Senior Lecturer in Sociology, Deakin University

Dr. Anna Halafoff is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology, and a member of the Alfred Deakin Institute at Deakin University. She is also a Research Associate of the UNESCO Chair in Interreligious and Intercultural Relations – Asia Pacific, at Monash University.

Anna’s current research interests include: religious diversity; preventing violent extremism; education about religions and beliefs; and Buddhism in Australia.

In 2011, Anna was named a United Nations Alliance of Civilizations' Global Expert in the fields of multifaith relations, and religion and peacebuilding.

Experience

  • 2013–present
    Lecturer in Sociology , School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Deakin University
  • 2012–2013
    Research Fellow, Centre for Citizenship and Globalisation, Deakin University
  • 2010–2012
    Lecturer - Master of Counter Terrorism Studies, Global Terrorism Research Centre, School of Political and Social Inquiry, Monash University
  • 2010–2012
    Lecturer - Sociology, School of Political and Social Inquiry, Monash University
  • 2005–2012
    Researcher, UNESCO Chair of Interreligious and Intercultural Relations - Asia Pacific, School of Political and Social Inquiry, Monash University
  • 2005–2010
    Researcher, Global Terrorism Research Centre, School of Political and Social Inquiry, Monash University

Education

  • 2010 
    Monash University, PhD - Sociology
  • 2006 
    University of New England, Graduate Diploma of Education
  • 2001 
    University of New England, Master of Letters - Peace Studies
  • 1992 
    University of Melbourne, Bachelor of Arts

Research Areas

  • Sociology Not Elsewhere Classified (160899)
  • Race And Ethnic Relations (160803)
  • Religion And Society (220405)