Dr Susan Carland's research focuses on the experiences of Muslim women, and on the intersection of gender with prejudice, bigotry, and extremism. Her PhD was in the School of Social Studies at Monash University, focusing of the way Muslim women fight sexism both inside and outside the Muslim community, and she has also completed research on the way Australian Muslim women support and oppose violent extremism at the Centre for Cultural Diversity and Wellbeing at Victoria University in partnership with Victoria Police. Dr Carland has a current Churchill Fellowship, which focusses on the relationship between prejudice, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, and gender. Dr Carland has also been appointed to the Victorian Government’s landmark Anti-Racism Taskforce. This new body will support multicultural and multi faith communities tackle racism through local anti-racism initiatives and leading the development of a whole-of-government Anti-Racism Strategy.