Reem Sweid is the founder and president of Muslim Collective, a national grassroots progressive Muslim organisation. Reem’s PhD research encompasses a comparative analysis of countering violent extremism (CVE) policy, narrative and approach in the United Kingdom and Australia. She has most recently worked on a research project examining multiculturalism policy and the role of intercultural dialogue. Prior to commencing her PhD at Deakin, Reem worked at the Australian Institute of Family Studies where she contributed to research projects on range of subjects include adoption, settlement services and welfare delivery.
Reem’s research interests include: the impacts of violent extremism (and countering violent extremism) narrative on Muslims and progressive Islamic thought on social justice and human rights. Reem is a fellow of the progressive Islamic think tank the Critical Muslim Institute based in the United Kingdom