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Adjunct Professor, Charles Sturt University

Scott Poynting is Adjunct Professor in the Centre for Islamic Studies and Civilisation at Charles Sturt University His areas of interest include Islamophobia, the criminalisation of ethnic minorities and the racialisation of crime, state terrorism, hate crime, and racialised moral panic.

He has worked since the mid-1990s on the criminalisation of Arab immigrants in Australia, and since 2001 has turned his attention to anti-Muslim racism and especially hate crime, and to state terrorism in the context of the ‘war on terror’.


  • 2020–present
    Professor, Charles Sturt University


  • 1996 
    UNSW, PhD