Section: Overview
Key publications
Research funding
Supervising & teaching

Key details

Areas of expertise

  • Citizenship and participation
  • Muslim communities
  • Political extremism

Available to supervise research students

Available for media queries

About Mario Peucker

Mario Peucker is a Research Fellow at the Institute for Sustainable Industries and Liveable Cities at Victoria University.

He has undertaken qualitative and quantitative research on far-right extremism, Muslim community activism and active citizenship since 2003, both in Europe and Australia.

Mario has also contributed to consultations with various national and international agencies, including the:

  • United Nations Special Rapporteur on Racism
  • Council of Europe
  • Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)
  • Australian Commission for Human Rights
  • Victorian State government.

He has published numerous articles, chapters and books on various facets of Muslim active citizenship, exclusion-inclusion dynamics and right-wing extremism.


  • PhD (University of Melbourne)

Key publications

Year Citation
2016 Peucker, M. (160101). Muslim Citizenship in Liberal Democracies. Springer International Publishing.

doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-31403-7

2014 Akbarzadeh, S., & Peucker, M. (140101). Muslim Active Citizenship in the West (1). New York: Taylor & Francis (Routledge).

Year Citation
2019 Peucker, M., Smith, D., & Iqbal, M. (190101). Not a Monolithic Movement: The Diverse and Shifting Messaging of Australia s Far-Right (pp. 73-100). Springer Singapore.

doi: 10.1007/978-981-13-8351-9_4

Year Citation
2017 Peucker, M. (170315). The civic potential of Muslim community organisations for promoting social cohesion in Victoria. Melbourne: Victoria University, Melbourne.
2016 Peucker, M., Grossman, M. G., Smith, D. S., & Dellal, H. D. (160601). Stocktake Research Project: A systematic literature and selected program review on social cohesion, community resilience and violent extremism 2011-2015. Melbourne: Community Resilience Unit, Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet.

Year Citation
2018 Peucker, M. (180901). On the (In)compatibility of Islamic Religiosity and Citizenship in Western Democracies: The Role of Religion for Muslims Civic and Political Engagement. Politics and Religion, 11(3), (553-575).

doi: 10.1017/s1755048317000700

2018 Peucker, M. (180101). Muslim community volunteering: the civic-religious culture of benevolence and its sociopolitical implications. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies,

doi: 10.1080/1369183X.2018.1543020

2017 Peucker, M., & Ceylan, R. (170101). Muslim community organizations- sites of active citizenship or self-segregation?. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 40(14), (2405-2425).

doi: 10.1080/01419870.2016.1247975

2014 Peucker, M., Roose, J. M., & Akbarzadeh, S. (140101). Muslim active citizenship in Australia: Socioeconomic challenges and the emergence of a Muslim elite. Australian Journal of Political Science, 49(2), (282-299).

doi: 10.1080/10361146.2014.899967

2008 PEUCKER, M. (080101). Similar Procedures, Divergent Function: Citizenship Tests in the United States, Canada, Netherlands and United Kingdom. International Journal on Multicultural Societies, 10(2), (240-261).

Research funding for the past 5 years

Please note:

  • Funding is ordered by the year the project commenced and may continue over several years.
  • Funding amounts for contact research are not disclosed to maintain commercial confidentiality.
  • The order of investigators is not indicative of the role they played in the research project.

Grant for Wyndham Pilot Study: Empowerment and support services for marginalised communities experiencing prejudice-motivated harassment and abuse in Wyndham
From: Scanlon Foundation
Investigators: Aspr Thomas Clark
For period: 2019-2020
Mapping Networks and Narratives of Far-Right Social Movements in New South Wales
From: NSW Department of Premier & Cabinet
Investigators: Dr Debra Smith, Dr Muhammad Iqbal
For period: 2019-2020
Not disclosed
Dissenting citizenship? Discussing concerns about diversity, immigration and what it means to be Australian today
From: Dept of Justice (VIC)
Investigators: Prof Ramon Spaaij, Dr Debra Smith
For period: 2019-2020
Not disclosed
Partnership with Deakin University in the Collaborative Centre for Resilient and Inclusive Societies (CRIS)
From: Research Institute on Social Cohesion
Investigators: Dr Muhammad Iqbal, Dr Debra Smith, Dr Alison Baker, Prof Ramon Spaaij
For period: 2019-2021
Not disclosed
Capacity Building Grant -  Participation in the Collaborative Centre of Excellence for Resilient Communities and Inclusive Societies (CERCIS) Think Tank
From: Dept of Premier and Cabinet (Vic)
Investigators: Dr Debra Smith, Dr Teresa De fazio, Dr Muhammad Iqbal, Dr Alison Baker, Prof Ramon Spaaij
For period: 2019-2023
Not disclosed

Bachar Houli Program Evaluation
From: AFL Research Funds
Investigators: Prof Michele Grossman, Prof Ramon Spaaij
For period: 2016-2018
Not disclosed

Stocktake Research Project
From: Dept of Premier and Cabinet (Vic)
Investigators: Prof Michele Grossman
For period: 2015-2016
Not disclosed

Supervision of research students at VU

Available to supervise research students

Available for media queries


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