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Dr Nahid Afrose Kabir 

Position: Senior 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
Office: Y3-28
Telephone: +61 8 830 29122
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Email: Nahid_dot_Kabir_at_unisa_dot_edu_dot_au
URL for Business Card: http://people.unisa.edu.au/Nahid.Kabir


Introduction: Dr Nahid Afrose Kabir is a scholar on the subject of modern Muslim affairs. Nahid A. Kabir has conducted extensive research on Muslims in Australia, the UK and USA. Nahid observes that Muslim migration has taken place in these countries for several centuries but after the September 11 Twin Towers attacks, Muslims have become viewed as "the Other". In her first book, Muslims in Australia, Nahid Kabir examined the basis of such a view from an historical perspective. She discussed how the actions of militant Islamic groups have impacted upon Muslims in general in Western society. In her second book, Young British Muslims, Nahid Kabir noted that in the aftermath of the 7/7 London bombings, some young Muslims have been facing challenges in their everyday lives. Under such circumstances, Nahid examined how these young Muslims define their identity and their sense of "Britishness". Nahid emphasised the value of biculturalism which she considers would help them integrate successfully in British society. In her third book, Young American Muslims, Nahid Kabir examined how young Muslim Americans are placed within "their American Dream". From 2009-2011, Nahid A. Kabir was a visiting fellow in Islam in the West program at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University, USA.

Current project: Nahid A. Kabir's current research project is titled, "Muslims in India: Young Muslims' Identity in a Religiously Diverse Society". Muslims are a significant minority in India. The project addresses the root causes of the rifts between Muslim and non-Muslim communities in India with a social-cultural focus.

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Nahid Afrose Kabir's Books Reviewed by Scholars


I. Book: Nahid Afrose Kabir, Muslims in Australia: Immigration, Race Relations and Cultural History, London: Routledge 2005


1. A review of Muslims is Australia was published in Ethnic and Racial Studies, Vol. 29, No. 4, July 2006, pp. 760-761.


2. A review article on Muslims in Australia was published in Immigrants and Minorities, Vol. 26, No. 3, November 2008, pp. 301-312.


3. A review of Muslims in Australia was published in Aboriginal History, Vol. 29, 2006, pp. 169-171.


4. A review of Muslims in Australia was published in Islamic Studies, Vol. 47, No. 1, Spring 2008, pp. 120-123.


5. A review of Muslims in Australia was published in Sydney Institute Quarterly, Issue 27, No. 4 January 2006. pp. 23-24.


6. A review of Muslims in Australia was published in Anthropology Review Database, 28 September 2006


7. A review of Muslims in Australia was published in Face to Face Intercultural Site, 2008.


8. Nahid Afrose Kabir was interviewed on her first book, Muslims in Australia in ABC Radio National: The Spirit of Things, 2005.


II. Book: Nahid Afrose Kabir, Young British Muslims: Identity, Culture, Politics and the Media, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, October 2010 Hardback (Paperback edition, March 2012)


1. A review article on Young British Muslims was published in Human Rights Quarterly, Vol. 35, No. 3, August 2013, pp. 791-795.


2. A review of Young British Muslims was published in Ethnic and Racial Studies, Vol. 36, No. 6, January 2013, pp. 1109.


3. A review of Young British Muslims was published in the European Journal of Cultural Studies, Volume 16, December 2013, pp. 747-749.


4. A review of Young British Muslims was published in the Journal of Muslims in Europe, Vol. 2, Issue 2, 2013, pp. 254-256.


5. A review of Young British Muslims was published in LSE Review of Books, 11 July 2012


6. A review of Young British Muslims was published in Network: The Magazine of the British Sociological Association, Issue 110, Spring 2012, p. 32.


7. A review of Young British Muslims was published in Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations, Vol. 23, Issue 4, 2012, pp. 547-548


8. A review of Young British Muslims was published in American Journal of Social Islamic Studies.


III. Book: Nahid Afrose Kabir, Young American Muslims: Dynamics of Identity, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2013 Hardback (Paperback edition, August 2014)


1. A review of Young American Muslims was published in the Journal of Religious & Theological Information, Vol. 14, Issue 1-2, June 2015, pp. 49-51.


2. A review of Young American Muslims: Dynamics of Identity was published in Contemporary Sociology: A Journal of Reviews, Vol. 43, No. 1, 1 January 2014, pp. 135-136.


3. A review of Young American Muslims was published in Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations, published online, 9 January 2014, 2 pages.


4. A review of Young American Muslims was published in LSE Review of Books, 5 August 2013


5. Young American Muslims: Dynamics of Identity, Reviewed by Choice Review


Other Sites: Public Forum Report, 2015: Muslim Migrants in South Australia: Work, Immigration and Aspirations


Google Scholar Profile


Nahid Afrose Kabir' talk in You Tube: "Afghans in Australia: A Historical Overview", Afghan Youth Forum, UniSA, 26 June 2012


Nahid Afrose Kabir's letter published in New York Times, 27 August 2009. It is a tribute to late Senator Edward Kennedy.


Professional associations

Member, American Academy of Religion

Member, RC 05 Ethnic, Race and Minority Relations in International Sociological Association


Qualifications

PhD in History, The University of Queensland, Australia, October 2003

MA in Historical Studies, The University of Queensland, Australia

MA in History, The University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

BA (Hons) in History, The University of Dhaka, Bangladesh


Research interests

  • Identity, Diaspora, Transnationalism
  • Cultural Studies
  • Media Studies
  • Islam and Politics
  • Women in Islam

Research publications

Monographs

1. Kabir, N. A. (2013) Young American Muslims: Dynamics of Identity, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press (Paperback edition, August 2014).

2. Kabir, N. A. (2010) Young British Muslims: Identity, Culture, Politics and the Media, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press (Paperback edition, March 2012).

3. Kabir, N. A. (2005) Muslims in Australia: Immigration, Race Relations and Cultural History, London: Routledge.

Refereed journal articles

4. Kabir, N. A. (2015, forthcoming), 'The Cronulla Riots: Muslims’ Place in the White Imaginary Spatiality', Contemporary Islam: Dynamics of Muslim Life (Dr Noha Nasser ed).

5. Kabir, N. A. (2015) "Muslim Youth's Identity in Australia: Vigilant, Rational and Bicultural", Journal of Applied Youth Studies, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 82-96.

6. Kabir, N. A. (2014) 'Young Somalis in Australia, the UK and the USA: An Understanding of Their Identity and their Sense of Belonging', Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, Vol. 34, Issue 3, pp. 259-281.

7. Kabir, N. A. (2012) 'Review article (double blind peer-reviewed scholarly article) on two books: Islam and Contemporary Civilisation: Evolving Ideas, Transforming Relations, by Halim Rane (Melbourne University Press 2010); Muslims in Australia: The Dynamics of Exclusion and Inclusion, edited by Samina Yasmeen (Melbourne University Press 2010)', Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, Vol. 26, No. 2, April, pp. 315-323.

8. Kabir, N. A. (2011) 'A Study of Australian Muslim Youth Identity: The Melbourne Case', Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, Vol. 31, No. 2, June, pp. 243-258.

9. Kabir, N. A. (2009) 'The 2 Rs - Respect and Responsibility: The Case of Australian Muslim Girls', Cosmopolitan Civil Societies Journal, Vol. 1, No. 3, pp. 52-67.

10. Kabir, N. A. (2009) 'The Culture of Mobile Lifestyle: Reflection on the Past, The Afghan Camel Drivers, 1860-1930', Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, Vol. 23, No. 6, December, pp. 791-802.

11. Kabir, N. A. (2009) 'Election 2007: Racing to Win, Winning with Race?', Online Illumina, December, Issue 3.

12. Kabir, N. A. (2008) 'To be or not to be Australian: Focus on Muslim Youth', National Identities, Vol. 10, No. 4, December, pp. 399-419.

13. Kabir, N. A. (2008) 'Are Young Muslims Adopting Australian Values?', Australian Journal of Education, Vol. 52, No. 3, pp. 229-241.

14. Kabir, N. A. (2008) 'Media is One-sided in Australia: Views of Australian Muslim Youth', Journal of Children and Media, Vol. 2, No. 3, pp. 267-281.

15. Kabir, N. A. (2008) 'Globalised Islam: Does it Have any Impact on Australian Muslim Youth', The International Journal of Diversity in Organisations, Communities & Nations, Vol. 8, No. 2, pp. 37-46.

16. Kolig, E. and Kabir, N. A. (2008) 'Not Friend, not Foe: The Rocky Road of Enfranchisement of Muslims into Multicultural Nationhood in Australia and New Zealand', Immigrants and Minorities, Vol. 26, Issue 3, November, pp. 266-300.

17. Kabir, N. A. (2007) 'The Predicament of Australian Muslim Women in the Pre-and Post- 9/11 Era', Islamic Studies, Vol. 46, No. 2, Summer, pp. 241-264.

18. Kabir, N. A (2007) 'Mackay Revisited: The Case of Javanese-Australian Muslims, 1880-1999', Asia Pacific Migration Journal, Vol. 16, Issue 3, pp. 405-424.

19. Kabir, N. A. (2007) 'Muslims in Australia: The Double Edge of Terrorism', Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Vol. 33, Issue 8, November, pp. 1277-1297.

20. Kabir, N. A. (2007) 'Why I Call Australia "Home"?: A Transmigrant's Perspective', M/C Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 4, August.

21. Kabir, N. A. (2007) 'What Does it Mean to be Un-Australian?: Views of Australian Muslim Students in 2006', People and Place, Vol. 15, No. 1, pp. 62-79.

22. Kabir, N. A. (2006) 'Representation of Islam and Muslims in the Australian Media, 2001-2005', Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, Vol. 26, No. 3. December, pp. 313-328.

23. Kabir, N. A. and Rickards, T. (2006) Students "at-risk": Can Connections Make a Difference 'Students "at-risk": Can Connections Make a Difference?', Youth Studies Australia, Vol. 25, No. 4 December, pp. 17-24.

24. Kabir, N. A. (2006) 'Muslims in a "White Australia": Colour or Religion?' Immigrants and Minorities, Vol. 24, No. 2, July, pp. 193-223.

25. Kabir, N. A. (2006) 'Depiction of Muslims in Selected Australian Media: Free Speech or Taking Sides', M/C Journal, Vol. 9, Issue 2, September.

26. Kabir, N. A. and Balnaves. M. (2006) 'Students "at Risk": Dilemmas of Collaboration', M/C Journal, Vol. 9, Issue 2, May.

27. Kabir, N. A. (2005) 'The Economic Plight of the Afghans in Australia, 1860-2000', Islamic Studies, Vol. 44, Number 2, Summer, pp. 229-250.

28. Kabir, N. A. and Evans, R. (2002) ‘Muslims and the Australian Labour Market, 1980-2001', Immigrants and Minorities, Vol. 21, No. 3, November, pp. 70-95.

Book chapters

29. Kabir, N. A. (2015 forthcoming) ‘Muslim Identity Formation in the West: The Case of Australian, British and American Muslims', in Muslim Identity Formation in Religiously Diverse Societies, Derya Iner and Salih Yucel eds, New Castle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

30. Kabir, N. A. (2014) ‘Free Speech: Creating the “Us and Them” Debate’, in Freedom of Speech and Islam, Erich Kolig ed., Surrey, UK: Ashgate Publishing, pp. 163 -186.

31. Green, L. and Kabir, N. A. (2012) 'Australian Migrant Children: ICT Use and the Construction of Future Lives', in Leopoldina Fortunati, Raul Pertierra and Jane Vincent (eds), Migration, Diaspora, and Information Technology in Global Societies, London: Routledge, pp. 91-103.

32. Kabir, N. A. (2011) 'Australasia and the Pacific', in Modern Muslim Societies, New York: Marshall Cavendish Corporation, pp. 378-385.

33. Kabir, N. A. (2009) 'Islamic Issues in Australia', in James Jupp (ed) The Encyclopaedia of Religion in Australia, Port Melbourne, Victoria: Cambridge University Press, pp. 457-464.

34. Kabir, N. A. (2007) 'The Afghan Other', in Scott Poynting and Georg Morgan (eds), Outrageous! Moral Panics in Australia, Tasmania: Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies, pp. 148-157.

35. Kabir, N. A. (2009) 'Middle Eastern Migrants', In Jenny Gregory and Jan Gothard (eds), Historical Encyclopaedia of Western Australia, Crawley: University of Western Australia Press, pp. 575-576.

Kabir, N.A. (forthcoming) Book chapters, in Islam in the World Today, Vol. VI, UNESCO Publishing.

36. Kabir, N. A. (2015) 'Introduction: Muslim Minorities in the World Today', In Islam in the World Today, Vol. VI, Section 7.

37. Kabir, N. A. (2015) 'Muslim Minorities in Western Europe'. In Islam in the World Today, Vol. V1, Chapter 7.1.

38. Kabir, N. A. (2015) 'Muslim Minorities in Eastern Europe and the Caucasus'. In Islam in the World Today, Vol. V1, Chapter 7.2.

39. Kabir, N. A. (2015) 'Muslim Minorities in the Americas and the Caribbean'. In Islam in the World Today, Chapter 7.3.

40. Kabir, N. A. (2015) 'Muslim Minorities in Africa'. In Islam in the World Today, Volume VI, Chapter 7.4.

41. Kabir, N. A. (2015) 'The Muslim Minorities in Asia'. In Islam in the World Today, Volume VI, Chapter 7.5.

42. Kabir, N. A. (2015) 'The Muslim Minorities in Australia, New Zealand and the Neighbouring Islands'. In Islam in the World Today, Vol. VI, Chapter 7.6.

43. Kabir, N. A. (2015) 'Epilogue: Muslim Minorities in the World Today', In Islam in the World Today, Vol. VI. Section 7.

Refereed Conference Papers

44. Kabir, N. A. (2010) 'An Australian Event: The Cronulla Riot Revisited', In Craig McGarty (ed), National Conference on Racism in a Global Context, Murdoch University, Perth, 9-11 November 2007.

45. Kabir, N. A. (2008) 'Enculturation and Acculturation of Muslim Youth in Australia: What is the Right Mix?', In Susan Luckman, Jackie Cook, and Dino Murtic (eds), 'Sustaining Culture', Annual Conference of the Cultural Studies Association of Australia, UniSA, Adelaide, December 6-8, 2007.

46. Kabir, N. A. and Green, L. (2008) 'What the British Papers Said on the Second Anniversary of the London Bombing', In Elspeth Tilley (ed), ANZCA 08: Power and Place, Massey University, Wellington, 9-11 July 2008.

47. Green, L. and Kabir, N. A. (2007) 'What the British Papers Said on the First Anniversary of the London Bombing'. In John Tebbutt (ed), ANZCA:07 Communication, Civics, Industry; Australia and New Zealand Communication Association and La Trobe University, Melbourne, 5-6 July 2007.

48. Kabir, N. A. (2007) 'The Cronulla Riot: How One Newspaper Represented the Event'. In B. Curtis, S. Mathewman, and T. McIntosh (eds), Public Sociologies: Lessons and Trans-Tasman Comparisons: TASA/SAANZ Conference, Department of Sociology, The University of Auckland, 4-7 December 2007.

Co-editor of peer reviewed conference proceedings

49. 2012 - Editors, Gilbert Caluya, Nahid Afrose Kabir, Kam Kaur and Shvetal Vyas,'Cultural ReOrientations and Comparative Colonialities', Conference proceedings, CSAA Annual Conference, University of South Australia, 22-24 November 2011.

Books Reviewed by Nahid Afrose Kabir

1. 2015 - Growing Up Muslim: Muslim College Students in America Tell Their Stories. Edited by Andrew Garrod and Robert Kilkenny, In Sociology of Religion, Vol. 76, Issue 2, pp. 244-245.

2. 2010 - Veil: Mirror of Identity. By Christian Joppke, ln Australian Journal of Politics and History, March 2010, Vol. 56, Issue 1, pp. 156-157.

3. 2008 - Australia’s Muslim Cameleers: Pioneers of the Inland 1860-1930. By Philip Jones and Anna Kenny, South Australia: Wakefield Press 2007. In Australian Journal of Politics and History, Vol. 54, Issue 3, September 2008, pp. 476-477.

4. 2008 - The Islamist: Why I joined Radical Islam in Britain, What I saw Inside and Why I left. By Ed Husain, In Journal of Intercultural Studies, Vol. 29, No.2, May 2008, pp. 208-210.

5. 2007 - Fear and Politics by Carmen Lawrence, Melbourne, Scribe, 2006. In Australian Journal of Politics and History, Vol. 53, Issue 1, March 2007, pp. 156-157.

N. A. Kabir's other publications include:

1. 2015, 14 July - "Australia’s Regional Summit to Counter Violent Extremism", Sydney, 11–12 June 2015, blog post, MnM Centre, UniSA

2. 2014, 3 June - "Space, Religion and Social Relations Workshop: An Overview", blog post, MnM Centre, UniSA

3. 2013, 29 January - 'Australia Day - A Day For Healing and Gratitude', MnM Commentary No. 25, MnM Centre, UniSA

4. 2012, 9 October - ‘Free Speech: Where Can We Draw the Line?’, Commentary, MnM Commentary No. 23, MnM Centre, UniSA

5. 2011, 26 Oct. - 'Egypt's Arab Spring: Will the Flowers Blossom?' MnM Commentary No. 6, MnM Centre, UniSA

6. 2011, May 18 - '"The End of Bin Laden": What's Happening in Bangladesh?', Islamopedia Online, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University, USA

7. 2011, 25 April - 'The Niqab Debate Continues', Islamopedia Online, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University, USA (also MnM Commentary No. 8, MnM website, 9 Nov. 2011)

8. 2011, 16 April - 'Bangladesh: The Rise of Islamism?', Islamopedia Online, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University, USA

9. 2008 - 'A Study of Australian Muslim Youth Identity', Challenges to Social Inclusion in Australia: The Muslim Experience, The National Centre of Excellence for Islamic Studies International Conference, University of Melbourne, 19-20 November, Online.

10. 2008 - 'The Identity and Self-Image of Australian Muslim Youth', In The Challenges and Opportunities of Islam in the West: The Case of Australia, Brisbane Convention Centre, South Bank, Queensland, 3-5 March, Online.

11. 2006 - 'Muslims in Western Australia, 1870-1950', Early Days: Journal of the Royal Western Australian Historical Society, Vol. 12, Part 5, 2005, pp. 550-565.

12. 2005 - 'Muslims in Australia: Immigration, Race Relations and Cultural History', The Sydney Papers, Autumn, Vol. 17, No. 2, pp. 62-72.

13. 2003 - (with Clive Moore), 'Muslims in Australia: the New Disadvantaged?' The Brisbane Line, Issue: November, 2003.


Expertise for Media Contact

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

Discipline: Social Science

  • Youth and identity
  • Muslim women
  • Islam and politics
  • Multiculturalism
  • Social cohesion

Research Degree Supervisor

Dr Nahid Afrose Kabir currently co-supervises the following DOCTORAL student:

Amrulah Amrullah: A Narrative Study of the Life Histories of Selected Indonesian Female Senior High School Principals.





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