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Visiting scholars

The Centre for Global Migrations Research Theme hosts an annual Visiting Scholar. Applications are now open for 2018. Please complete the application form here.

Details of previous Visiting Scholars can be found below.


Dr Yassir Morsi, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia

Dr Yassir Morsi completed his PhD at the University of Melbourne in Political Science and Islamic Studies. He looked at contemporary liberal thought and its dealing of the 'Muslim Question'.

Dr Morsi is a columnist for the Guardian Australia and author of Radical Skin, Moderate Masks. He is currently a lecturer at La Trobe University in the Politics and Philosophy department.

Global Migrations is sponsoring the following events in relation to Dr Morsi's visit:

  • Thursday 29 June 2017, 12.30pm-1.30pm at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery. Visiting Scholar Lecture: 'Muslims "belonging" to Muslims "becoming". Free event.
  • Friday 30 June 2017, 10am-noon: Workshop for Global Migrations members on migrant narratives.
  • Sunday 2 July 2017, a talk as part of the Otago Foreign Policy School (30 June-2 July 2017).