Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Dr Zuleyha Keskin

Dr Zuleyha Keskin

BPharm, MA

Zuleyha is the Course Coordinator at the Centre for Islamic Studies and Civilisation, Charles Sturt University. She is also a senior lecturer in Islamic Studies at CSU, lecturing on Islamic spirituality and contemporary Islamic studies. Zuleyha is also a Director at ISRA Australia.

Zuleyha has presented at various national and international conferences and was the head of the Australian delegation at the 5th Regional Interfaith Dialogue, a major interfaith international conference which was sponsored by the Australian government. participation included delegates from fifteen South East Asian countries.

Zuleyha's community outreach is mainly through the frequent requests for her to do talks on Islamic issues in the wider community. She has fifteen years of experience in teaching to a range of audiences from Studies of Religion high school students to youth and adults within the Muslim community. 

Zuleyha completed her PhD on the topic of inner peace from an Islamic perspective.

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 Publications
  • 'Overcoming challenges in understanding metaphysical and spiritual concepts', Journal of Religious Education, Issue 58(4) 201 
  • 'Effective use of education as a tool to shape attitudes: the Australian experience', Fountain Magazine, Issue 80, March –April 2011
  • 'Overcoming Challenges in Understanding Metaphysical and Spiritual Concepts', Knowledge, Faith, Morality and the Future of Humanity Symposium, Conference Proceedings, Istanbul, Turkiye, 3-5 October 20103
Conference presentations 
  • 'Peace Education: Strategy, Policy and Agenda', The 3rd World Peace Forum on Mainstreaming Peace Education: Developing Strategic Policy and Networking, Jogjakarta, Indonesia, 1 July 2010  
  • 'Analyse This!: Views of Young Australian, Palestinian, Sudanese and American Muslim Women on Their Faith and Evolving Roles', Parliament of the World's Religions, Melbourne, 9 December 2009 
  • 'Effective use of education as a tool to shape the attitudes of the young and the wider community', Phnom Penh Dialogue 2008 on Interfaith Cooperation for Peace and Harmony Conference, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 2 April 2008 
  • 'The Voice of Turkish Women in Australia Today Compared to Yesterday, an Analysis by a Second Generation Turkish Woman', Immigrants and Citizens Conference, University of Sydney, NSW, 6 October 2007 
  • 'Role of Education in Confronting Cultural Conflict', 5th International Interreligious Abraham Conference, University of Sydney, 21 August 2006 
  • 'Faith in a Hyphen – a Muslim Perspective', Faith in a Hyphen Conference, Centre for Ministry, North Parramatta, NSW, 5 May 2006 
  • 'My Challenges and Inspirations as an Australian Muslim Woman', Faith in a Hyphen Conference, Centre for Ministry, North Parramatta, NSW, 5 May 2006 
  • 'Living in Harmony Through Dialogue', Living in Harmony in Multicultural Australia Seminar, All Seasons Premier Menzies Hotel, 30 April 2005 
  • Abode of Service Makes Good Citizens, The 'Muslim Question' Citizenship and Racism in Australia International Conference, Deakin University, Melbourne, 14-15 December 2015. 
  • The Australian Response to John Esposito's Address, Uniting or Dividing? Christians and Muslims in Our Globalised World, Canberra, Australia, 3 December 2015. 
  • Challenges and Opportunities of Traditional Islamic Studies in Australia, 3rd International Conference on Arabic Studies & Islamic Civilization 2016, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, 9-10 March, 2015.

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