Associate Professor Halim Rane leads the Islam-West Relations field of study at Griffith University. His research focuses on the Islamic faith and political Islam, narratives and counter-narratives of Islamist extremism, maqasid and contextualisation in Islamic hermeneutics, media reporting on Islam and Muslim communities in the West. He has authored six books, over 30 journal articles and over a dozen book chapters on Islamic and Muslim issues. A number of his books are required reading in Islamic studies courses at various universities around Australia. Assoc. Prof. Rane is a co-founder and executive member of the Australian Association of Islamic and Muslim Studies (AAIMS). In 2015 he was awarded the prestigious Prime Minister’s Award of Australian University Teacher of the Year.


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Doctor of Philosophy

Griffith University, 2008

Certificate IV in Government

Charles Sturt University, 2005

Master of Arts

Bond University, 2000

Bachelor of Human Sciences,

Int Islamic University, 1998


Duderija, A. & Rane, H. (2018), Islam and Muslim Communities in the West. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Rane, H. Ewart, J. & Martinkus, J. (2014), Media Framing of the Muslim World: Conflicts, Crises and Contexts, Palgrave Macmillan, New York.

Han, E. & Rane, H. (2013), Making Australian Foreign Policy on Israel-Palestine: Media Coverage, Public Opinion and Interest Groups, Melbourne University Press, Carlton.

Rane, H. (2010), Islam and Contemporary Civilisation: Evolving Ideas, Transforming Relations, Melbourne University Press, Carlton.

Rane, H. (2009), Reconstructing Jihad amid Competing International Norms, Palgrave Macmillan, New York.


2014 AEL Collaborative Research Project Grant, “Beyond Faith: Social marginalisation

Edited book

Rane, H. Ewart, J. & Abdalla, M. (eds.) (2010), Islam and the Australian News Media, Melbourne University Press, Carlton.

Encyclopaedia entries

Rane, H. (2019). Islam. Sage Encyclopedia of Sociology of Religion, A. Possamai and A. Blasi (Eds.), Thousand Oaks: SAGE [in press].

Rane, H. (2019). Sunni Islam. Sage Encyclopedia of Sociology of Religion, A. Possamai and A. Blasi (Eds.), Thousand Oaks: SAGE [in press].

Rane, H. (2017). Islam versus Islamism. SAGE Encyclopedia of Political Behavior, F. Moghaddam (Ed), Thousand Oaks: SAGE, 412-414.

Book chapters

Rane, H. & Bull, M. (2019). Islamism, Radicalisation and Violent Extremism: Perspectives of Young Muslim Australians. In F. Mansouri and Z. Keskin (Eds.) Theological Foundations of Islamism and Violent Extremism. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

(Eds.), Handbook of Contemporary Islam and Muslim Lives. Berlin: Springer.

Rane, H. (2012), Social Inclusion in the Context of Foreign Policy Debates: Reflections on Jihad, Human Rights and Gender Equality in Islam. In Women in Islam: Reflections on Historical and Contemporary Research by T. Lovat (ed.), New York: Springer.

Rane, H. (2011), Human Rights through the Lens of Islamic Legal Thought. In Human Rights in the Middle East: Frameworks, Goals, and Strategies by M. Monshipouri (ed.), New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Rane, H. (2010), Media content and intercommunity relations. In Islam and the Australian News Media by H. Rane, J. Ewart and M. Abdalla (eds.), Carlton: Melbourne University Press.

Journal articles

Rane, H. (2019). Cogent Religious Instruction: A Response to the Phenomenon of Radical Islamist Terrorism in Australia. Religions, 10(4): 246.

Courty, A. Rane, H. & Ubayasiri, K. (2019). Blood and ink: the relationship between Islamic State propaganda and Western media. The Journal of International Communication, 25(1): 69-94.

Bull, M. & Rane, H. (2018). Beyond faith: social marginalisation and the prevention of radicalisation among young Muslim Australians. Critical Studies on Terrorism, 1-25.

Mitchell, P. & Rane, H. (2018). Faith, Identity and Ideology: Experiences of Australian Male Converts to Islam. In J. Ali and A. Ata (Eds.), How Muslim communities and Western societies see each other. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Rane, H. (2018), Democracy and Muslims. In R. Lukens-Bull and M. Woodward Rane, H. MacDonald, L. Jarvis and T. Chen (Eds.), Violent Extremism Online: New Perspectives on Terrorism and the Internet, London: Routledge: 167-186.

Rane, H., & Amath, N. (2015). Islamophobia and Australia’s Asylum Seeker Debate. In Instances of Islamophobia: Demonizing the Muslim “Other” by S.A. Mirhosseini & H. Rouzbeh, London: Lexington, pp. 67–80.

(2016) Narratives and Counter-Narratives of Islamist Extremism. In A. Aly, S. Mahood, S. & Rane, H. (2017). Islamist narratives in ISIS recruitment propaganda. The Journal of International Communication, 23(1): 15-35.

Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, 35(4), 503-519.

Rane, H. (2013), The Relevance of a Maqasid Approach for Political Islam Post Arab Revolutions, Journal of Law and Religion, vol. 28, no. 2, pp. 489-520.

Rane, H. & Ewart, J. (2013), Reflections on 9/11: Muslim and Non-Muslim Responses Ten Years On’, Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, vol. 33, no. 2, pp. 155-170.

Ewart, J. & Rane, H. (2013), Talking about 9/11: The influence of media images on Australian Muslims and non-Muslims’ recollections of 9/11, Australian Journal of Communication, vol. 40, no. 1, pp. 137-151.

Rane, H. (2012), An Alternative to the “Turkish Model” for the Emerging Arab Democracies, Insight Turkey, vol.14, no.4, pp. 47-65.

Rane, H. & Hersi, A. (2012), Meanings of integration in the Australian press coverage of Muslims: Implications for social inclusion and exclusion, Media International Australia, no. 142, February, pp. 135-147.

Rane, H. & Salem, S. (2012), Social Media, Social Movements and the Diffusion of Ideas in the Arab Uprisings, Journal of International Communication, vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 97-111.

Han, E. & Rane, H. (2011), Australian Public Opinion on the Israel-Palestine Conflict: Implications in the Context of Arab Revolutions, Australian Journal of Political Science, vol.46, no.4, pp. 617-632.

Rane, H. (2011),The Impact of Maqāṣid al-Sharīʿah on Islamist Political Thought: Implications for Islam–West Relations, Islam and Civilisational Renewal, vol.2, no.2, pp. 337-357.

Rane, H., Nathie, M., Isakhan, B. & Abdalla, M. (2011), Towards Understanding What Australia’s Muslims Really Think, Journal of Sociology, vol.47, no.2, pp. 123-143. Rane, H. (2009), Jihad, Competing Norms and the Israel-Palestine Impasse, Australian Journal of International Affairs, vol.63, no.1, pp. 41-63.

Rane, H. (2009), Unmarked Route on a Frail Map: The UNSC on the Question of Palestine, Australian Journal of Peace Studies, vol. 4, December, pp. 12-32.

Rane, H. (2007), Reformulating Jihad in the Context of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: A Theoretical Framework, Global Change, Peace & Security, vol.19, no.2, pp. 127-147.

*A complete list of publications, including citations, can be found on Google Scholar.

2018 CVE Training Audit and Needs Analysis (RIMS 50854): $33,866, Queensland Police Service

2018 Co-responder Model Scoping Project (RIMS 50853): $28,035, Queensland Police Service

Review of Interoperability (RIMS 50893): $33,942, Queensland Police Service

and the prevention of radicalisation among young Muslim Australians”.

2014 Griffith Centre for Cultural Research (GCCR) Grant, “The Impact of Muslim Immigration on Muslim Communities in Australia”.

2013 Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (DIISTRE) Grant, “Bridging the Divide in Islam-West Relations”.

2011 Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) Grant, “Short-Term Student Mobility: Bridging the Divide between Islam and the West”.

2011 Key Centre for Ethics, Law, Justice and Governance (KELJAG) Grant, “9/11 Audiences: A Decade On”.

2010 Griffith Office of Research Grant, “Terrible Ideas: Mapping Extremist Belief Systems”.

Natcha Krisneepaiboon (2017) The Role of Mobile Telephony in Multicultural Australia: A Case Study of Thai, Hmong and Rohingya Communities Thesis (PhD Doctorate)

Pisapat Youkongpun (2017) The Role of Community-based Media in Strengthening, Preserving and Promoting Identity and Culture: A Case Study of Eastern Thailand Thesis (PhD Doctorate)

Abdi Hersi (2016) Australian Muslims’ Conceptions of Integration

Mubashar Hasan (2016) Ummah(s), Islam and Politics in Bangladesh Thesis (PhD Doctorate)
Eulalia Han Ni (2011) Australia's Policy on the Israel-Palestine Peace Process: Influences and Implications Thesis (PhD Doctorate)