The International Centre for Muslim and non-Muslim Understanding (MnM) seeks to understand the root causes of the differences between the Muslim and non-Muslim communities and to pioneer ways of bridging the divide that these differences seem to produce.
The centre promotes critical scholarship and research that helps to improve understanding and relations between Muslims and non-Muslims. It is socially engaged and contributes to both academic and public debates. It presents new ways of thinking about contemporary communities and cultures, offering us the chance to re-imagine our world.
The MnM Centre is a research concentration of the Hawke Research Institute.
PhD scholarships in the MnM Centre
PhD scholarships are available for students wishing to undertake research within the field of critical Muslim studies, working with a diverse and dynamic team of international and interdisciplinary scholars. The PhD scholarships provide a stipend of $30,000 annually and a thesis allowance of $840.
Welcome to Australia campaign endorsed by the MnM Centre
19 September 2014
As the world grapples with extremism and public and media conversation is squarely focussed on violence perpetrated by militant radicals – UniSA’s International Centre for Muslim and non-Muslim Understanding (MnM Centre) has praised the efforts of the Welcome to Australia organisation to bring a fresh and fair perspective to the public sphere.
CALL FOR PAPERS - Wild Spaces and Islamic Cosmopolitanism in Asia
Date: 14 - 15 January 2015
Venue: Asia Research Institute, Seminar Room Tower Block Level 10, 469A Bukit Timah Road National University of Singapore.
Jointly organised by Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore, and International Centre for Muslim and non-Muslim Understanding, University of South Australia.
Conference in Perth and UK: AsiaScapes and Borderlands of Becoming...
13 August 2014
MnM Centre PhD candidate Abdul Wohab attended a three day conference at the University of Western Australia, Perth. The conference was organised by the Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA).
Vivre Ensemble through Difference: The Construction of Muslims as Other in Quebec
2-4 June 2014
Dr. Uzma Jamil was invited to present at the 2014 Advanced Studies Institute conference and workshop titled “The Politics of Diversity: Pluralism, Multiculturalism and Mental Health” at McGill University (Canada). She has had a workshop presentation on “Muslim Minorities and the Politics of Difference in Quebec.”
Space, religion and social relations workshop: an overview
3 June 2014
By Nahid Afrose Kabir
At this recent MnM workshop Dr Rebecca Catto, Coventry University, UK and UniSA researchers discussed the need for dialogue and inclusion in urban and rural spaces in this era characterised by inequality, insecurity and suspicion.
A Muslim question
MnM Centre PhD candidate Abdul Wohab had an article titled 'A Muslim question: Bangladesh context' published on the Alochonaa website. He discusses identity and the tensions between religion and secularism in contemporary Bangladesh.
>Read the article
In conversation with Dr Khalid Zaheer
7 May 2014
By Rupa Ghosh
Dr Khalid Zaheer from Understanding Islam UK intiated a conversation with MnM staff and students on the nature of Islam, democracy, the pitfalls of majority rule and the politicisation of religion.
2 April 2014
'“White-washed I”: a visit to the Islamic Museum of Australia' by Dr Yassir Morsi was published in the Australian Muslim Times online
>Read the article
Young Muslims Behind the Headlines
27 March 2014
'New doco puts cultural understanding on the agenda for schools': press release about the MnM Centre's documentary Young Muslims behind the headlines.