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Dr Susan Carland

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Dr Susan Carland

A Lecturer and Researcher on the topics of gender, sociology and politics

A Lecturer and Researcher on the topics of gender, sociology and politics, Dr Susan Carland is a leader in social sciences. Holding a PhD, Dr Susan has performed extensive research into the way Muslim women fight sexism within the Muslim community.

Dr Susan Carland’s academic work engages some of the most pressing concerns of modern Australia. Her first monograph, Fighting Hislam was published by Melbourne University Press in 2016. It outstripped the sales of most academic monographs and was presented at the United Nations in Geneva. Prior to this, she co-authored a text for Oxford University Press with UNESCO Professor Gary Bouma. Dr Carland has contributed papers to diverse academic and popular forums including journals, websites, newspapers and anthologies.

She is well known as both a feminist and an advocate for her faith. In 2004, she was named Australian Muslim of the Year. She was also listed as one of the International ‘Muslim Leaders of Tomorrow’ by the UN Alliance of Civilisation and named by the Age newspaper as one of the 20 Most Influential Female Voices. In 2012, Susan was named on the 20 Most Influential Australian Female Voices list by The Age, and has since been listed on the 500 Most Influential Muslims, and as a Muslim Leader of Tomorrow by the UN Alliance of Civilizations.

Susan’s knowledge is regularly featured across the media, including in local and international newspapers, academic journals and websites. She has appeared on several television programs, including ‘Studio Ten’, ‘The Circle’, ‘Sunrise’, ‘The Einstein Factor’, and ‘Compass’. 

She is the host of the podcast What Happens Next? Susan was invited to present her research at the UN in Geneva, has been named on the 500 Most Influential Muslims in the World list, and The Age's 20 Most Influential Australian Female Voices.

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