Dr. Josh Roose
Dr Josh Roose is a political sociologist and Senior Research Fellow in Politics and Religion at the Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation at Deakin University, Melbourne. His research focuses on the intersection of masculinities, radicalisation and political and religious violent extremism and terrorism. He is currently a Chief Investigator on an Australian Research Council funded study: The Far Right: Intellectuals, Masculinity and Citizenship (2021-2023) and recently completed a Victorian Government Department of Justice and Community Safety funded study: Challenging the Use of Masculinity as a Recruitment Mechanism in Extremist Narratives (2019-2020). Josh has held visiting positions at the East Asian Legal Studies Program at Harvard Law School, Hagop Kevorkian Centre for Near Eastern Studies at New York University and Committee for the Study of Religion, the Graduate Centre, City University of New York. He is an Executive Member of the Australian Association for Islamic and Muslim Studies (AAIMS) and Research Fellow at the Institute for Research on Male Supremacism (IRMS) in the United States. He is a member of the Addressing Violent Extremism and Radicalisation to Terrorism (AVERT) research network and has contributed to advisory boards for the Victorian State and Federal government in Australia on social cohesion and violent extremism.
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