Peter Lentini

Assoc Professor

19982018
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Biography

Dr Pete Lentini (BA, Political Science and Russian, University of Rhode Island 1988; PhD, Institute of Russian and East European Studies, Glasgow University 1997) is currently Deputy Head of the School of the Political and Social Inquiry, Co-Convenor of the Global Terrorism Research Unit, Convenor of the Master of Counter-Terrorism Studies program and a Senior Lecturer in Politics.



Since 2002, Pete has held major School, Faculty and University administrative positions including:

  • Head, School of Political and Social Inquiry (2004)
  • Interim Head, Communications (2004)
  • Interim Head, Anthropology (2004)
  • Associate Dean (Research), Faculty of Arts (2002-2003)
  • Member, Committee of Associate Deans Research (2002-2003)
  • Member, Dean of Arts Advisory Committee (2002-2003, 2004)
  • Member, Establishment Group and Advisory Committee, Monash Institute for the Study of Global Movements (2002-2004)

Pete grew up in Johnston, Rhode Island, USA. While pursuing his undergraduate degree at the University of Rhode Island he was a study abroad student in Scotland at Stirling University (1984-85) and Glasgow University (1986-87). Before taking up his appointment at Monash University in August 1994 he taught at the Centre for Russian and East European Studies, Birmingham University (1992-93) and the Department of Sociology, Central European University, Prague Campus (1993-94)

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Projects 2000 2014

Research Output 1998 2018

Does the Awareness of Mortality Shape People's Openness to Violence and Conflict? An Examination of Terror Management Theory

Vergani, M., O'Brien, K. S., Lentini, P. & Barton, G. 12 Mar 2018 (Accepted/In press) In : Political Psychology. p. 1-14 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Does the pursuit of meaning explain the initiation, escalation, and disengagement of violent extremists?

Mohamed Ali, R. B., Moss, S. A., Barrelle, K. & Lentini, P. 1 May 2017 In : Aggression and Violent Behavior. 34, p. 185-192 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Initiatives that counter violent radicalization but are perceived as suitable by targeted communities

Mohamed Ali, R. B., Moss, S. A., Barrelle, K. & Lentini, P. 3 Mar 2017 In : Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology. 32, 1, p. 43-55 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

The neojihadist cell as a religious organization: A Melbourne Jema’ah case study

Lentini, P. 2017 In : Journal for the Academic Study of Religion. 30, 1, p. 22-51 30 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Demonizing ISIL and defending Muslims: Australian Muslim citizenship and Tony Abbott's 'death cult' rhetoric

Lentini, P. 2015 In : Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations. 26, 2, p. 237 - 252 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review