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Dr Melanie Brooks

Dr Melanie Brooks

Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Education

Monash University

Melanie C. Brooks is a senior lecturer in Educational Leadership in the Faculty of Education at Monash University. She is a J. William Fulbright Senior Scholar grant recipient to the Philippines and has conducted research in the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, the United States and Egypt. Her areas of expertise include religion and education, Islamic education, religious extremism and education, international and global education, cultural proficiency, multicultural education, school leadership, school violence and qualitative research methodology.

Dr Brooks is the author of Education and Muslim Identity During a Time of Tension: Inside an American Islamic School, published by Routledge in 2018. Her articles are published in leading education research journals, including Teachers College RecordInternational Journal of Educational ManagementInternational Journal of Leadership in EducationEducational Management Administration and LeadershipReligion and EducationPlanning and Changing: An Educational Leadership and Policy JournalJournal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, and Educational Policy.

Dr Brooks is co-editor of two books, Urban Educational Leadership for Social Justice: International Perspectives (with Jeff Brooks) and Critical Perspectives of Black Education: Spirituality, Religion and Social Justice (with Noelle Witherspoon-Arnold). She has also contributed chapters to scholarly edited monographs and written several entries for reference works.