Alfred Deakin Institute
The Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation (ADI) is a leading humanities and social sciences research institute based at Deakin University, Australia. Our researchers aim to understand the complex meanings of citizenship, social inclusion and globalisation, and investigate the imp

Strategic Direction

 The Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation (ADI) is an internationally recognised and highly regarded social sciences and humanities research institute. ADI researchers create cutting-edge knowledge about citizenship, diversity, inclusion and globalisation which informs scholarship, debate and policy.

Introduction from the Director

Alfred Deakin Professor Fethi Mansouri

Alfred Deakin Professor Fethi Mansouri

Global events such as the re-emergence of far-right parties, the increased salience of Islamophobia, continued conflict in the Middle East, the unprecedented mass movement of people across Europe and the election of Donald Trump in the United States underscores the  urgency, importance and relevance of work done by ADI’s researchers and the questions they strive to answer. 

How we understand and engage with these changes along with the impacts of globalisation is rarely a straightforward process and requires a multi and interdisciplinary approach. 

I invite you to review our Strategic Research Plan 2015 to 2020 which outlines what the Institute will achieve in its first five years as a major research initiative at Deakin University.

Director Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, Professor Fethi Mansouri


Our vision

Our vision is to be a leading international social sciences and humanities institute. We want our knowledge creation and dissemination to meaningfully affect lived human experiences by actively shaping agendas and informing debates.


Our mission

We aim to understand complex social issues associated with globalising processes through innovative, mixed-method multidisciplinary research. Our focus is on sharing our research through practical channels, engaging in partnerships and supporting high-quality researchers and doctoral students. We'll contribute to knowledge construction and influence research developments, public debates and policy agendas.

Annual Reports

We invite you to learn more about our past activities by browsing our Annual Reports since 2015. For more information about the Institute’s activities or documentation, please contact the Institute’s Executive Officer Luke Cuttance.