Anooshe-Aisha Mushtaq



Anooshe Mushtaq’s

Anooshe is a first generation Australian of Pakistani origin. She spent her early years in Pakistan and in Libya on posting with her family. Since her arrival in Western Sydney in 1985 Anooshe has experienced first-hand the changing cultural landscape of Australia. From being the only Muslim in her year at Liverpool Girls High to seeing Islam at the centre of the national debate, Anooshe offers a personal insight into how multicultural Australia has changed over the last 30 years and the implications of these changes.

Based on her own experience, Anooshe offers a perspective on the religious and cultural drivers of Muslim radicalisation in Australia. She has spoken at several security conferences on the topic of Social Media, Violent Extremism and Muslim Youth Radicalisation. Anooshe’s research is based on Australian Muslim culture, integration of Muslim youth with mainstream Australian society, violent extremism and Australian Government policies to combat violent extremism. She has been published regularly in The Australian, Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Australian Security Magazine and Security Solution Magazine.

Anooshe is currently studying Masters of Terrorism and Security at Charles Sturt University. She is an Associate Member of the Australian Institute of Professional Intelligence Officers (AIPIO) and a Research Associate at the Australian Security Research Centre (ASRC).