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Abdi Hersi


Dr. Abdi Hersi is currently a sessional lecturer in the School of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences of Griffith University. He is also the manager/Muslim trainer of the Reporting Islam project. The project’s aim is to develop suite of research-based training and education resources for Australian media practitioners to encourage more mindful reporting of Muslims and the Islamic faith.

Dr. Hersi published a number of refereed journal articles in reputable international journals on issues and matters that affect immigration in general and in particular the Muslim communities in Australia. In addition to his academic work, he has had a long and distinguished career in the Australian Public Service and the Federal Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

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