Dr Derya Iner is a senior lecturer and research coordinator at the Centre for Islamic Studies and Civilisation, Charles Sturt University. Derya is the chief investigator of the Islamophobia in Australia Reports I (2017) and II (2019). She is also an executive board member of the Islamophobia Register Australia (IRA). Derya’s research focuses on Islamophobia, especially women and children’s experience with Islamophobia, Western Muslim Youth and their religious identity. Derya’s recent book is a co-edited volume with John Esposito: Radicalization and Islamophobia: Breeding Intolerance and Violence (Palgrave, 2019).
Derya completed her Ph.D. in Cultural Studies (major) and Gender Studies (minor) in Wisconsin-Madison (USA) in 2011.