Dr Joshua M. Roose is the Director of the Institute for Religion, Politics and Society at the Australian Catholic University. Joshua currently sits on the Australian Federal Attorney-General Department’s Panel of Experts for Countering Violent Extremism and the Victorian Government’s Department of Premier and Cabinet Expert Reference Group for the Research Institute on Social Cohesion (RIOSC).
Joshua was previously a visiting scholar at the East Asian Legal Studies Program at Harvard Law School examining Islamic law and politics in South East Asia. He has also held visiting positions at the Hagop Kevorkian Centre for Near Eastern Studies at New York University and the Graduate Centre, City University of New York. He is the current Australian editor of the Harvard Law School SHARIAsource Islamic legal database.
His most recent book was titled Political Islam and Masculinity: Muslim Men in Australia (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016) whilst his forthcoming book is titled The New Demagogues: Religion, Masculinity and the New Populism (Oxon: Routledge, 2019).
Joshua has been interviewed for national and international media outlets including The Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian, Deutsche Welle, The Jakarta Post, Asia Correspondent, The Deccan Chronicle, The Asian Age, SBS World News and The Australian Broadcasting Corporation.