The Islamic Studies Series

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The Islamic Studies Series (ISS) is aimed at producing internationally competitive research manuscripts that showcase the breadth of scholarship on Islam and Muslim affairs, making these studies available to a wide readership. Books in the series are based on original research and represent a number of disciplines including anthropology, cultural studies, sociology and political science.

Published under the MUP Academic imprint since 2008, the ISS contributes to the consolidation of the community of scholars on Islamic and Muslim affairs and serves as a tool to showcase Australian research excellence internationally.

Books in the ISS are refereed publications that are committed to research excellence. Submissions on contemporary issues are strongly encouraged. Proposals should be sent to the ISS Editor.

The ISS Founding Editor is Professor Shahram Akbarzadeh (pictured left), Research Professor of Middle East & Central Asian Politics at Deakin University and Deputy Director (International) at the Alfred Deakin Research Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation.

For submission and general series enquiries:

Professor Shahram Akbarzadeh, T: 03 9244 5040, E:

Board of Advisors

A/Professor Syed Farid Alatas

Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore

Professor Howard V. Brasted

Director, UNE Asia Centre, University of New England

Professor John Esposito

Director Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Centre for Muslim-Christian Understanding

University Professor of Religion and International Affairs, Georgetown University

Emeritus Professor Riaz Hassan AM, FASSA

ARC Australian Professorial Fellow, Department of Sociology, Flinders University

Professor Robert Hefner

Institute on Culture, Religion and World Affairs, Boston University

Professor Michael Humphrey

Chair, Department of Sociology and Social Policy, School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry, University of Sydney

Professor William Maley AM

Director, Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy, Australian National University

Professor James Piscatori

Head, School of Government and International Affairs, Durham University

Professor Abdullah Saeed AM

Sultan of Oman Professor of Arab and Islamic Studies

Director, National Centre of Excellence for Islamic Studies, University of Melbourne

Professor Amin Saikal AM

Director, Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies (The Middle East and Central Asia), Australian National University

Professor Samina Yasmeen

Director, Centre for Muslim States and Societies, School of Social and Cultural Studies, University of Western Australia