Her Honours thesis looked at women's access to the mosque.She is currently on scholarship to do her Ph D in politics and sociology, looking at the way Western Muslim women fight sexism within their own traditions and communities. Susan currently lives in Melbourne with her husband, fellow Salam cafe presenter and author, Waleed Aly, and their children, five-year- old daughter and one-year-old son.She has been an academic, political adviser, public servant, and runs a small research and policy consultancy.

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She completed her honours and doctoral studies through Charles Sturt University, graduating in 2006.

Her doctoral thesis was titled: Burning Tongues: Voicing a Pentecostal-charismatic Hermeneutic of the Old Testament.

John has debated skeptics ranging from Christopher Hitchens and Richard Dawkins to Victor Stenger and Michael Shermer. John first hit TV screens in 1997, shooting and presenting ten hilarious mini-documentaries (Race Around the World, ABC).

He is in Australia to debate Professor Peter Singer (at Melbourne Town Hall, July 20) on the topic, Is There A God? He is the author of Gods Undertaker: Has Science Buried God? He put a voodoo hex on an ex-girlfriend in Africa, and showed audiences how to break into Disneyland.

Susan is also listed as one of the international Muslim Leaders of Tomorrow by the UN Alliance of Civilisations.

She is the co-creator of the Victorian Convert Support Service, and has managed the Islamic Council of Victorias youth wing, Grassroots.

Susan Carland is best known as for her role on the SBS comedy panel and sketch show Salam Cafe, where she was a founding member and presenter.

Susan teaches gender studies, politics, and sociology at Monash University, with a special focus on Muslim women and Muslims in Australia.

Susan grew up in Eastern suburbs of Melbourne, where she attended local state schools.

She went on to complete a Bachelor of Arts and Science at Monash University.

Competing with seven other filmmakers, he was voted audience favourite.