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 In Peucker, M. ;. (Ed.) (pp. 73-100). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan (Springer).

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.

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 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 Alison Baker, Prof Ramon Spaaij
For period: 2019-2023
Not disclosed

Mapping networks and narratives of emerging far-right social movements in Victoria
From: Research Institute on Social Cohesion, Department of Premier and Cabinet (Vic)
Investigators: Dr Debra Smith
For period: 2017-2018
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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