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Dr Yassir Morsi 

Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Division/Portfolio: Division of Education, Arts and Social Sciences
School/Unit: Division Office Research EAS
Group: Hawke Research Institute
Campus: City West Campus
Email: Yassir_dot_Morsi_at_unisa_dot_edu_dot_au
URL for Business Card: http://people.unisa.edu.au/Yassir.Morsi

Other Contacts

Twitter: @YMorsi

Yassir Morsi completed his PhD in political science and Islamic studies at the University of Melbourne. His main area of research is the critical analysis of contemporary racism and Islamophobia. He looks at the struggles facing Muslim minorities living in a secular, postcolonial and liberal west.


2014 PhD. Political Science and Islamic Studies. University of Melbourne

2008 Bachelor of Arts with First Class Honours. La Trobe University

Research interests

  • Critical Race Theory (Islamophobia)
  • Postcolonial and Islamicate Studies

Research publications


Morsi, Yassir. “Islamophobia is Racism.” Right Now, October 31 2014.

Morsi, Yassir. “The Walking Dead: Separating Fiction from Fact in the West's Depiction of Muslims.”ABC Religion and Ethics, October 22 2014.

Morsi, Yassir. "Coercing Confessions: Islamophobia and the Demand for Muslim Loyalty." ABC Religion and Ethics, October 01 2014.

Morsi, Yassir. "You Didn't Fight for Me: How 'Moderate' Muslim Leaders Influence Radicals." The Guardian, August 18 2014.

Morsi, Yassir. "The Engagement Illusion." Sajjeling, August 15 2014.

Morsi, Yassir. "But What Is Islamophobia?", Interview and edited by Ellena Savage. Spook Magazine, August 05 2014.

Morsi, Yassir. "Uthman Badar: Both Islamophobia's Victim and Unwilling Accomplice." The Gaurdian, June 26 2014.

Morsi, Yassir. "Visit to the Islamic Museum of Australia." Australian Muslim Times, April 02, 2014

Morsi, Yassir. "Egypt's 2011 Revolutionaries Had No Shared Vision." The Drum, July 05, 2013.

Morsi, Yassir. “The 'radical' in radical Islam.” International Centre for Muslim and non Muslim Understanding Blog, April 30, 2013.

Morsi, Yassir. “A Balanced Multiculturalism?.” International Centre for Muslim and non Muslim Understanding Blog, February 27, 2013.

Morsi, Yassir. "Beautiful Islam Vs the Ugly Muslim." The Drum, September 20, 2012.

Expertise for Media Contact

I am able to provide media comment in the following areas of expertise:

Discipline: Political Analyst

  • Islamophobia
  • Racism
  • Muslim minorities in Australia
  • Terrorism/Radicalisation
  • Islamism

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