Dr Dzavid Haveric is an Adjunct Research Fellow, Historian and Author at the CISAC, Charles Sturt University. Prior to migrating to Australia, Dzavid had various administrative jobs in Bosnia and Herzegovina, such as the Manager of a Multilingual School. He also studied law at the Faculty of Law, the University of Sarajevo. In Australia, he obtained Certificate in Producing Current Affairs and Infotainment from the Australian Film, Television and Radio School, Melbourne (special course in journalism) (1996) and an Advanced Diploma of Management, from the Gordon Institute of TAFE, Geelong, Victoria (2001).
Dr Haveric holds a MA (Cultural History) from the School of Middle Eastern Language and Culture Studies, Deakin University (2004), and a PhD (Humanities) from the Institute for Community, Ethnicity and Policy Alternatives, Victoria University (2009).
In Melbourne he worked as a Reporter at the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) Radio Program for the Bosnian Community and as a Journalist for Bosnian community newspapers. He has written numerous reports and community newspaper articles. Dr Haveric worked as a Project Officer and Program Assistant at the Parliament of the World’s Religions within the Victorian Multicultural Commission. He was a Research Assistant and Project Worker at the Institute for Community, Ethnicity and Policy Alternatives, Victoria University. He is a Research Associate at the Victoria Museum contributing to the Museum’s collections. He is also a member of Charles Sturt University’s Public and Contextual Theology Research Centre.
Dr Haveric’s research interests include social history, Islamic history and civilisation, Australian Muslim identities, Sufism and interfaith dialogue, cultural-religious diversity, multiculturalism and cosmopolitanism. He has written widely and influentially. He is the author of eleven books, including Muslims making Australia home: immigration and community building and History of Islam and Muslims in Australia. His current project is on Australian Muslim service in WW1 and WW2.
2007, 2010 and 2011, Certificate of Appreciation in Honour and Recognition of Outstanding Support and Contributions to the Bosniak Community in Australia, Australian Bosniak Association;
2006, Australian Postgraduate Award, Victoria University, Institute for Community, Ethnicity and Policy Alternatives (ICEPA).
2001, Certificate of Appreciation in Recognition of Voluntary Service to the Community (International Year of Volunteers 2001) The Hon Steve Bracks MP, Premier of Victoria.