Dr Joshua Roose - Institute for Religion Politics & Society (Faculty of Education and Arts)

Fully accredited supervisor - Can supervise as principal supervisor


I am a political sociologist and the current leader of the Law and Religion stream within the Institute for Religion, Politics and Society. My work examines the intersection of law and religion, political Islam, Sharia, multiculturalism, citizenship and xenophobia. I also work on broader topics related to cities, deindustrialisation and Australian political parties.


Phone :3153 (Melbourne)
Email :Joshua.Roose@acu.edu.au
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Research Interests

Law and Society ; Political Islam ; Multiculturalism ; Citizenship ; Cities ;

Methods Expertise

qualitative methods ; Demographic Analysis ; Discourse Analysis ; Bourdieu ; Interdisciplinary ;

Research Projects

No research project is currently recorded.

Selected Publications


Between Rhetoric and Reality: Shari'a and the Shift Towards Neoliberal Multiculturalism in Australia, in Cultural, Religious and Political Contestations: The Multicultural Challenge, Switzerland: Springer. pp.91-106

Political Islam and Masculinity: Australian Muslim Men, in New York: Palgrave Macmillan (Released in late 2015)

Perception of Shari'a in Sydney and New York Newspapers, in The Sociology of Shari'a: Case Studies from around the World, Switzerland: Springer. pp.253-268


Muslim active citizenship in Australia: Socioeconomic challenges and the emergence of a Muslim elite, in Australian Journal of Political Science, 49(2) pp.282-299

DIY Citizenship amongst Young Muslims: Experiences of the Ordinary, in Journal of Youth Studies 16(6) pp.794-813


Contesting Islam through the 2012 Sydney Protests: An Analysis of Post-protest Political Discourse amongst Australian Muslims, in Islam and Christian - Muslim Relations 24(3) pp.479-499