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Personal profile

Biography

Dr Fida Sanjakdar is Senior Lecturer in Curriculum and Pedagogy in the Faculty of Education at Monash University. Her research interests lie in the areas of critical sexuality education, the intersections between religion, culture and sexuality education, Islamic Education and Islamic schooling, teaching Controversy and Real World Ethics. She is the author of ‘Living West, Facing East: The (de)construction of Muslim Youth Sexual Identities’ (2011, Peter Lang, NY) and co-editor of ‘Critical Pedagogy, Sexuality Education and Young People’ (2018, Peter Lang, NY) with Professor Andrew Kam-Tuck Yip (University of Nottingham). She is currenlty lead co-author of 'Researching the Margins: Ethical Reseach Across Minority Communities (2020, Routledge) with Amanda Keddie, Gabriele Fletcher and Ben Whitburn.

Dr Sanjakdar's work is widely published in leading educational journals such as Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, Sex Education, International Journal of Research and Method in Education, which span disciplinary fields such as culture, religion, psychology, sociology, youth studies and health. She was co Chief Investigator in an international collaboration with Australian and New Zealand colleagues (Professor Mary Lou Rasmussen, Associate Professor Louisa Allen, Dr Kathleen Quinlivan and Dr Clive Aspen) as part of a prestigious Discovery Project Grant from the Australian Research Council (ARC). This project investigated cultural and religious diversity in sexuality education. Dr Sanjakdar's current project investigates effective pedagogies in the teaching of controversial issues in Primary, Secondary and Early Childhood educational settings.

Dr. Sanjakdar is on the editorial review board of 4 Q1 journals 'Race, Ethnicity and Education'; 'Curriculum Inquiry'; 'Diaspora, Indigenous and Minority Education' and 'The Review of Education, Pedagogy and Cultural Studies'. 

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Research interests

  • Islamic Education/Schooling
  • Cultural and Religious Education
  • Sexuality Education and Schooling
  • Controversy in Education
  • Curriculum Theory, Design and Development
  • Critical Theory and Pedagogy

Research area keywords

  • Sexuality Education
  • Culture and Religion
  • Curriculum and Pedagogy
  • Critical Theory
  • Inclusive Education
  • Critical pedagogies
  • Ethics in education
  • Controversy in Education

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Projects

Research Output

Dialogic teaching: towards reconfiguring classroom talk about sexuality

Sanjakdar, F., 2019, In : Pedagogy Culture and Society. 27, 4, p. 629-645 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

(Re)presenting religion in sexuality education for a democratic society: an interdisciplinary and critical discussion

Sanjakdar, F. & Yip, A. K-T., 2018, Critical Pedagogy, Sexuality Education and Young People: Issues about Democracy and Active Citizenry. Sanjakdar, F. & Yip, A. K-T. (eds.). New York NY USA: Peter Lang Publishing, p. 115-129 15 p. (Adolescent Cultures, School & Society; vol. 71).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Beyond the classroom: the role of controversy and real world ethics in education

Sanjakdar, F., 2018. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Can difference make a difference? A critical theory discussion of religion in sexuality education

Sanjakdar, F., 2018, In : Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education. 39, 3, p. 393-407 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Critical Pedagogy, Sexuality Education and Young People: Issues about Democracy and Active Citizenry

Sanjakdar, F. (ed.) & Yip, A. K-T. (ed.), 2018, New York NY USA: Peter Lang Publishing. 222 p. (Adolescent Cultures, School & Society; vol. 71)

Research output: Book/ReportEdited BookOtherpeer-review

Prizes

University of Melbourne PhD Scholarship Award

Sanjakdar, Fida (Recipient), 2004

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Young Investigator Travel Award- AARE Perth

Sanjakdar, Fida (Recipient), 2001

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities

UIN Walisongo University Semerang Indonesia

Fida Sanjakdar (Visiting researcher), & Melanie Brooks (Visiting researcher)

28 Feb 2020

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external academic institution

Islamic education in Australia: Australian Muslim students and wellbeing based on al-afia

Melanie Brooks (Contributor), & Fida Sanjakdar (Contributor)

26 Feb 2020

Activity: Community Talks, Presentations, Exhibitions and EventsPublic lecture/debate/seminar

Workshop on 'Designing Integrated Curriculum and Assessment'- presented to Saudi Arabian PST

Fida Sanjakdar (Invited speaker)

15 Jul 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to workshop, seminar, course

Advancing an Islamic social justice framework for educational renewal

Fida Sanjakdar (Invited speaker)

13 Jul 201914 Jul 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to workshop, seminar, course

'The Muslim Child'- Social Justice SIG at AAREAustralian Association for Research in Education

Fida Sanjakdar (Session chair)

1 Nov 20195 Dec 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to workshop, seminar, course

Press / Media

'Doing IT'- 'Culture, Faith and Sexuality Education'

Fida Sanjakdar

1/07/19

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Blogs, Podcasts and Social MediaPodcasts

Interview with Swedish TV: Larlabbet

Fida Sanjakdar

24/02/19

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Religious schools need to acknowledge that students are sexual being

Fida Sanjakdar

23/05/18

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Generation XXX SBS Insight program

Fida Sanjakdar

8/05/12

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment