The Freilich Project for the Study of Bigotry is very pleased to welcome Dr Ibrahim Abraham as interim Convenor while Dr Melissa Lovell is on maternity leave from July 2019 to August 2020.
Ibrahim is also the Hans Mol Research Fellow in Religion and the Social Sciences in the Humanities Research Centre. Most recently his work has focused on class, race, and religion in South Africa, where he has carried out extensive ethnographic research.
Prior to joining the ANU, Ibrahim spent five years at the University of Helsinki, and before that, a year at La Trobe University’s Centre for Dialogue, contributing to a number of research projects on intercultural and inter-religious relations. A graduate of Monash University and the University of Bristol, he has published extensively on the role of religion in contemporary society, as well as on homophobia, Islamophobia, racism and colonialism.
Welcome Dr Abraham!