Centre for Muslim States and Societies

About us

We are committed to conducting research that provides a better understanding of the beliefs and practices of Muslims in the Indian Ocean Rim countries and their interaction with global trends and narratives in other regions.

Community engagement

We are committed to promoting understanding of Muslim issues and harmony within the community.

Staff and students affiliated with the Centre are actively involved in community outreach programs that vary from lectures and seminars to forums and commentary. Sometimes we work in collaboration with other organisations.


Our internship programme focuses on the research areas of the centre. It is open to both UWA students and others. Apply by sending a cover letter and CV to cmss-ss@uwa.edu.au.

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Our staff and students


UWA PhD students

  • Amjed al-Masaoodi
    'China and Iraq relations through phases of transition 1949-2016'
  • Muhammad Ismail Khan
    'China-Pakistan Relations and the US-Indian Relations: Balancing Theory'
  • Sahar Kiarashi
    'An analysis of newspaper coverage of Leftist Groups in Iran before and after the Iranian Revolution: 1979'
  • Muhammad Dan Suleiman
    '(Re)framing ‘the jihad’ in West Africa: an Epistemic Disobedience'
  • Ke Zhu
    'Gwadar Port from Different Perspectives: China, Pakistan and Balochistan'
  • Flavia Zimmerman
    'Impact of honour cultures, honour discourses and female chastity: perceptions of Pakistani and Brazilian women on how these shape gender identity in Australia'

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