PhD Candidate / Research Assistant, Institute for Religion, Politics and Society, Australian Catholic University

Daniel is currently completing his PhD at the Institute for Religion, Politics and Society at Australian Catholic University. Using the blasphemy conviction of former Jakarta governor Ahok as his primary case study, Daniel’s thesis investigates whether or not Indonesia's broader human rights legal framework can withstand the challenges presented by the rise of political Islam in the archipelago.

Daniel also works as a research assistant at the Institute, where he is a principal contributor to both Euro-Islam and SHARIAsource. He is a qualified lawyer, fluent in Indonesian, and is an Associate of the Centre for Indonesian Law, Islam and Society at the University of Melbourne.

Experience

  • –present
    Research Assistant / PhD Student, Institute for Religion, Politics and Society, Australian Catholic University