Research fellow, Deakin University

Dr Vivian Gerrand is a Research fellow at the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, Deakin University, where she coordinates the AVERT (Addressing Violent Extremism and Radicalisation to Terrorism). network. In 2017-18, Vivian was an Endeavour and a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute. She is currently researching young people’s use of online image-making to build resilience to violent extremism. Vivian completed her PhD at the University of Melbourne on Somali migration and belonging and is the author of a range of publications including Possible Spaces of Somali Belonging (Melbourne University Press, 2016).


  • –present
    Postdoctoral Fellow, European University Institute


  • 2013 
    University of Melbourne, PhD