Lecturer, UNSW

I am a Lecturer at the Law Faculty, the University of New South Wales, Sydney. I have previously held postdoctoral positions at the Centre for Asian Legal Studies, Law Faculty, the National University of Singapore; the International Institute of Asian Studies, Leiden; and the Melbourne Law School, the University of Melbourne. My PhD was published as a book: 'Law and Religion in Indonesia: Conflict and the Courts in West Java' (Routledge 2014). I am the co-editor of 'Law, Society and Transition in Myanmar' (Hart Publishing, 2014, with Tim Lindsey). I am also the editor of a forthcoming volume on 'Islam and the State in Myanmar: Muslim-Buddhist Relations and the Politics of Belonging'. I have taught in the areas of administrative law, comparative administrative law, Myanmar law, Indonesian law, and Islamic law.

Experience

  • 2014–present
    Lecturer, Law Faculty, University of New South Wales
  • 2013–2014
    Research Fellow, Centre for Asian Legal Studies, National University of Singapore
  • 2012–2013
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Law Faculty, National University of Singapore
  • 2011–2012
    Research Fellow, Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne

Education

  • 2012 
    University of Melbourne, PhD, Law
  • 2007 
    University of Melbourne, BA/LLB

Publications

  • 2014
    Law, Society and Transition in Myanmar, Hart Publishing
  • 2014
    Rediscovering Law in Myanmar: A Review of Scholarship on Myanmar Law, Pacific Rim Law and Policy Review
  • 2014
    Law and Religion in Indonesia: Conflict and the Courts in West Java, Routledge
  • 2013
    Asian Legal Transplants and Lessons on the Rule of Law: National Human Rights Commissions in Indonesia and Myanmar, Hague Journal of the Rule of Law
  • 2013
    Shifting Conceptions of State Regulation of Religion: The Indonesian Draft Law on Inter-religious Harmony, Global Change, Peace and Security
  • 2013
    Trials of People Smugglers in Indonesia: 2007-2012, Policy Paper, University of Melbourne
  • 2012
    Judicial Review and Religious Freedom: The Case of Indonesian Ahmadis, Sydney Law Review
  • 2012
    Law and Religion in Indonesia: The Constitutional Court and the Blasphemy Law, Asian Journal of Comparative Law
  • 2011
    Cause Lawyering, the Legal Profession and the Courts in Indonesia: The Bar Association Controversy, LawASIA
  • 2010
    Implementing the Regulation on Places of Worship in Indonesia: New Problems, Local Politics and Court Action, Asian Studies Review
  • 2009
    Indonesia, Militant Islam and Ahmadiyah: Origins and Implications, Policy Paper, University of Melbourne

Grants and Contracts

  • 2014
    Authority, Islam and Fatwa in Myanmar
    Role:
    Primary researcher
    Funding Source:
    Institute for Global Law and Policy (IGLP), Harvard Law School
  • 2013
    Law, Minorities and Governance in Myanmar
    Role:
    Primary researcher
    Funding Source:
    Centre for Asian Legal Studies
  • 2012
    Myanmar Engagement Fund
    Role:
    Co-researcher
    Funding Source:
    University of Melbourne
  • 2012
    Postdoctoral Research Project
    Role:
    Primary researcher
    Funding Source:
    Postdoctoral Research Support Funds, National University of Singapore
  • 2010
    PhD Research Funding
    Role:
    PhD
    Funding Source:
    Melbourne Abroad Travelling Scholarship
  • 2009
    Endeavour Research Scholarship
    Role:
    PhD
    Funding Source:
    Australia Awards