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Shakira Hussein

Writer and academic in multiculturalism

Shakira Hussein — Writer and academic in multiculturalism

Shakira Hussein is a writer and academic in multiculturalism and Muslim studies at the National Centre for Excellence in Islamic Studies, University of Melbourne.

How Morrison squandered his high ground on disability rights

How Morrison squandered his high ground on disability rights

Disability advocates are calling for the royal commissioners to step aside, the Medicare levy to be reinstated and yes, to stop being used a political football.

Bar naan: Brexit shuts the door on migrants and their delicious cuisines

Bar naan: Brexit shuts the door on migrants and their delicious cuisines

We are what we eat — so as more and more restaurants close their doors, what does the increasingly bland state of British cuisine say about underlying attitudes?

The media needs to prioritise writing by those with skin in the game

The media needs to prioritise writing by those with skin in the game

As dangerous fringe groups move into the mainstream, a conversation needs to be had about media responsibility and how best to report on the far-right.

How women are copping it from all sides over fertility rates 

How women are copping it from all sides over fertility rates 

Women and girls are being held responsible for national and global demographics by under- and over-population scaremongers alike.

Red meat to the base: why white fragility can't stand being roasted

Red meat to the base: why white fragility can't stand being roasted

White fragility in Australia is looking particularly fragile at the moment on the back of a joke war.

Hawking wasn't bound to his wheelchair, he was empowered by it

Hawking wasn't bound to his wheelchair, he was empowered by it

Eulogies of Stephen Hawking miss the mark in understanding the pop icon and scientist's wheelchair.

The death of legendary Pakistani lawyer Asma Jahangir is a blow to human rights everywhere

The death of legendary Pakistani lawyer Asma Jahangir is a blow to human rights everywhere

The death of Jahangir, who was a champion of women and human rights, drew calls to continue her work from across Pakistani's ideological spectrum.

How an Islamic fashion exhibition exposed the true Aussie spirit

How an Islamic fashion exhibition exposed the true Aussie spirit

Hijabi fashion is here to stay, but The Australian didn't get the memo writes Shakira Hussein.

Why I'm done fact-checking Islamophobes, racists and trolls

Why I'm done fact-checking Islamophobes, racists and trolls

It's hard to come up with the perfect come-back when you're accosted by racists like Sam Dastyari was. But it's what happens next that is more important.