Dr Wahid Razi has been a lecturer, tutor and researcher at the University of Technology, Sydney since 2003. His work focuses on various issues in sociology and, more broadly, includes other fields in social sciences such as politics, political sociology, history, anthropology and law. He is an expert on issues related to modern Islamic societies. His doctoral thesis, “The Islamic World and its Search for Identity in Modern Times”, examined the situation of Islam in its diverse forms as confronted by Western ideologies, power and colonisation, and the struggle of Muslims to define their identity and to secure and maintain their religious and cultural heritage since the 18th century. The thesis also examines the pattern of cultural and political responses in non-Muslim societies, taking Australia as a case study.