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Randa Abdel Fattah

DECRA Research Fellow, Macquarie University

Dr Randa Abdel-Fattah is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Sociology at Macquarie University where she is undertaking an ARC (Discovery Early Career Researcher Award) project researching the generational impact of today’s social and political climate on Muslim and non-Muslim youth born into a post 9/11 world.

She is a prominent Australian Palestinian Muslim writer and a multi award-winning author of 13 books whose young adult and children’s books are published in over twenty countries. This literary corpus primarily deals with intercultural relations, migration, race/religious issues in Australia, identity, belonging and political consciousness among young Australians, both Muslim and non-Muslim. She is well known for her commentary as a public intellectual, her media appearances and her essay and op-ed writing across a wide range of genres.

Her most recent academic book is 'Coming of Age in the War on Terror' (NewSouth Press 2021).


  • –present
    DECRA Research Fellow, Macquarie University