Susan completed her PhD in the School of Political and Social Inquiry at Monash University in 2015. Her research and teaching specialties focus on gender, sociology, contemporary Australia, terrorism, and Islam in the modern world.
Susan hosted the “Assumptions” series on ABC’s Radio National, and in 2012 she was named on the 20 Most Influential Australian Female Voices list by The Age. She has also been listed on the 500 Most Influential Muslims in the World list, and as a “Muslim Leader of Tomorrow” by the UN Alliance of Civilizations. She is a regular paper reviewer on ABC TV’s News Breakfast, and has appeared on the Agony series, Q&A, Studio Ten, The Circle, Sunrise, The Einstein Factor, and Compass, as well as on numerous occasions on commercial and public radio.
Her writing has appeared in various local and international newspapers, academic journals, websites, and anthologies.
Susan’s first monograph “Fighting Hislam” was published by Melbourne University Publishing in 2017, and “The Research Process (6th edition)“, co-authored with Professor Gary Bouma, was also published in 2016 by Oxford University Press.
Susan Carland's Articles
Episode 20: Nice Guise
On this episode we’ll hear a more positive perspective – how masculinity is changing, and how men are being encouraged to change past patterns of behaviour.
Episode 19: It's a Man's World
We’re tackling a new topic on this episode of Monash podcast, What Happens Next?, looking at masculinity, and how its negative forms can be as damaging to men as women.
Funding rejig 'unfortunate and misplaced'
The federal government’s changes to university funding, making some arts and humanities courses more than twice as expensive, is misguided.
Episode 18: Until We Tweet Again
This episode features all the best tips and guidance from our experts about how to help young people manage their social media use for mental health and wellbeing.
Episode 16: #NoFilter
What does the world look like if we fail to properly address the impacts of social media on mental health?
Episode 15: My Art Will Go On
So what can you do to save us all from a world without art? In this podcast episode of What Happens Next?, our experts share all their best tips for finding art in new places.