How does religion and race interact or are entangled in the Australian context – and what is particular to Australia and what is consistent with experiences elsewhere?

Professor Fethi Mansouri, Director of the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation and UNESCO Chair for Comparative Research on Cultural Diversity, was invited as a guest speaker at the Symposium – ‘Religion and Race/ialisation in Australia’ held at Western Sydney University on Friday 26 April 2019.

The focus of Professor Mansouri’s presentation, ‘Heterotopias of Devotion: Islamic Religiosity and Islamophobia in Multicultural Cities’ was part of a larger symposium discussion which aimed to facilitate a conversation amongst Australian scholars about the intersections of race and religion as they are occurring in Australia.