Professor Samina Yasmeen
Started at UWA: 1988
Awarded the UWA Student Guild Students’ Choice Award, 2017
Awarded Member in the Order of Australia (AM) for services to international relations as an academic, adviser and social welfare advocate, 2014
Awarded Fellow of Australian Institute of International Affairs for exceptional contributions to Australia’s international relations, 2012
Winner of Western Australia Citizen of the Year Award (Sir Ronald Wilson Leadership Award), 2011
Samina Yasmeen honoured in Queen's Birthday honours list
Professor Samina Yasmeen, the director and founder of UWA's Centre for Muslim States and Societies, became a member in the general division of the Order of Australia for "significant service to international relations as an academic, adviser and social welfare advocate".Read more
A broader perspective: Professor Samina Yasmeen
RTR FM 92.1’s Rewi Lyall spoke with UWA’s Professor Samina Yasmeen to help us understand a little more about the Indian Ocean state of Saudi Arabia.Read more
Children and Islamaphobia
The project aims to assess experiences of Muslim children through interviews with mothers. Researchers from Charles Stuart University and Western Sydney University will collaborate on this project with The University of Western Australia.
In line with what Kahlil Gibran says, I help students to discover what lies half-asleep in the dawning of their knowledge, and give not of my wisdom but rather of my faith and lovingness. Professor Samina Yasmeen
Professor Yasmeen has been supervising PhD students for almost 30 years, covering topics such as:
- radicalisation among Muslims
- population policies of Pakistan and Iranian governments
- Islamisation in Malaysia, Maldives and Pakistan
- Australia’s asylum policies
- violence against women and their empowerment
- China-Pakistan economic cooperation
She welcomes expressions of interest via email from prospective postgraduate students interested in exploring narratives and ideas in Muslim and non-Muslim communities and their impact on world peace.
Centre for Muslim States and Societies
Professor Yasmeen developed the Centre for Muslim States and Societies, a place where anyone can sensitively and respectfully explore the link between religion and stability. The Centre for Muslim States and Societies conducts research to provide a better understanding of the beliefs and practices of Muslim states and communities in the Indian Ocean region.