Alyssa Moohin


Asia Institute

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Alyssa Moohin is a PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne's Asia Institute.



Building social cohesion through community leadership: a case study of Australian Muslim women leaders

Alyssa's research explores the contributions Muslim women leaders make to social cohesion through grassroots initiatives - and their experiences doing so. Although research into Muslim diaspora communities and social cohesion has grown in recent years, it remains dominated by top-down approaches that centre government institutions and policy objectives. Conversely, this thesis draws on local community-level perspectives and knowledge to  foregrounding Muslim leaders' experiences within this broader context.

Research interests

  • Muslim women
  • Islam in Australia
  • Islam and cultural diversity
  • Islam and other faiths
  • Islamic religious authority and leadership