Professor Samina Yasmeen is one of Australia’s foremost researchers and commentators on Muslim identity.
She is a Director of UWA’s Centre for Muslim States and Societies and a Professor of Political Science and International Relations. Samina is a regular commentator on issues relating to Islam, Pakistan and Muslim immigrants in Pakistan on Australian and international media. She has published articles on the position of Pakistani and Middle Eastern women the role of Muslims in Australia and Indo-Pakistan relations.
In 2011, she was awarded Member of the Order of Australia in recognition for her services to international relations as an academic, adviser and social welfare advocate. This honour follows a string of other awards: in 2012 Samina was named a Fellow of the Australian Institute of International Affairs and was inducted into the WA Women’s Hall of Fame in the centenary year of International Women’s Day. In 2011 Professor Yasmeen was recognised with the Sir Ronald Wilson Leadership Award in the 39th annual WA Citizen of the Year Awards.