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Associate, Centre for Indonesian Law, Islam and Society, The University of Melbourne

Dave McRae is an associate in the Centre for Indonesian Law, Islam and Society. He is the author of A Few Poorly Organized Men: Interreligious Violence in Poso, Indonesia (2013); co-author with Jemma Purdey and Antje Missbach of Indonesia: State and Society in Transition (2020), co-editor with Tim Lindsey of Strangers Next Door? Indonesia and Australia in the Asian Century (2018), and translator of Solahudin’s The Roots of Terrorism in Indonesia (2013). He holds a PhD in Southeast Asian Studies from the Australian National University.


  • –present
    Senior Research Fellow, Asia Institute, University of Melbourne


  • 2008 
    Australian National University, PhD/Southeast Asian Studies