Speakers Profile - Dr Susan Carland

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Dr Susan Carland has a PhD from Monash University’s School of Social Sciences, and is a lecturer and researcher at Monash University's National Centre for Australian Studies. Her teaching and research expertise are in gender, sociology, contemporary Australia, and the modern Muslim experience.

Susan hosted the "Assumptions" series on ABC's Radio National, and in 2012 she was named on the 20 Most Influential Australian Female Voices list by The Age. She has also been listed on the 500 Most Influential Muslims in the World list, and as a “Muslim Leader of Tomorrow” by the UN Alliance of Civilizations. She is a regular paper reviewer and Friday panelist on ABC TV's News Breakfast, and has also appeared on the Agony series, Q&A, Lateline, Studio Ten, The Circle, Sunrise, The Einstein Factor, and Compass. Her writing has appeared in numerous Australian print and online publications, including in the "Between Us" Women of Letters anthology published by Penguin, and the "Mothermorphosis" anthology published by Melbourne University Press. She also co-authored The Research Process (6th edition), published by Oxford University Press, and Melbourne University Publishing is publishing her PhD thesis, entitled Fighting Hislam (slated for publication in 2017).

Susan was a co-creator and presenter of the ground-breaking television show, Salam Café and is an ambassador for the Possible Dreams International charity.