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Lecturer in Studies of Religion, Deakin University

I am a Lecturer in the study of religion at Deakin University. I wrote my Doctoral dissertation on the Turkish Muslim transnational organisation known as the Gülen Movement, which was published by Oxford University Press entitled 'The House of Service: The Gülen Movement and Islam's Third Way.' My research interests are Muslim movements, Turkish politics and society, religion and development, and the Middle East.


  • 2013–2014
    Honorary Fellow, Melbourne University, Asia Institute
  • 2013–2013
    Short-Term DECRA Grant Writing Fellow, Melbourne University
  • 2013–2013
    Strategic Development Officer, Refugees, Immigration & Multiculturalism Team, Brotherhood of St Laurence
  • 2011–2012
    Research Associate, Centre for Dialogue, La Trobe University


  • 2011 
    Monash University , PhD (Politics)


  • 2014
    The House of Service: The Gülen Movement and Islam's Third Way, New York: Oxford University Press
  • 2014
    Islam and Development: Exploring the Invisible Aid Economy, Farnham: Ashgate

Research Areas

  • Religion And Society (220405)
  • Islamic Studies (220403)