Dr Susan Carland is an academic, author, and social commentator. She has a PhD from Monash University’s School of Social Sciences, where she is a lecturer and researcher at Monash University’s National Centre for Australian Studies. Her teaching and research expertise are in gender, sociology, and contemporary Australia. Susan is a regular paper reviewer and Friday panelist on ABC TV’s News Breakfast , and also hosted the ABC Radio National Series Assumptions. She has appeared on the Agony series, Lateline, The Project, Q and A, The Drum, Home Delivery, and has featured in Harper's Bazaar, Instyle, Marie Claire, Dumbo Feather, and Sunday Life magazines. Her PhD was published by Melbourne University Publishing under the title Fighting Hislam in 2017, and her writing has appeared in The Guardian, The Saturday Paper, The Age, in academic publications, and numerous anthologies. In 2017 she was listed on the official “Who’s Who of Australian Women”, and named by InStyle magazine as a “Woman of Style” for charity and community service. She has also been named on the 500 Most Influential Muslims in the World list. Susan is an ambassador for the charity Possible Dreams International, the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, and is also a certified scuba diver!