Doctor Jeremy Kingsley

Doctor Jeremy Kingsley

Associate Dean, International,
School of Law

Associate Professor,
School of Law


Dr Jeremy J. Kingsley is an Associate Professor at the Western Sydney University Law School.

He is a transnational law scholar and anthropologist. His academic work is published in both public affairs and academic journals. His book, Religious Authority and Local Governance in Eastern Indonesia, was recently published by Melbourne University Press. He is currently working on a research project on ‘Inter-Asian Legalities’, funded by the Social Science Research Council (US) and the National University of Singapore, and is a member of the InterAsia Partnership (Arab Council for the Social Sciences, Secretariat). Kingsley is also foundation editor of the Asia Law and Society Series, Melbourne University Press. He is a Chief Investigator on an Australian Research Council Discovery Project on contract enforcement in Indonesia.

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  • PhD University of Melbourne

Professional Memberships

  • Asian Studies Association of Australia (2019)
  • Indonesia Council (2019)
  • Asian Law and Society Association (2021)
  • Centre for Indonesian Law, Islam and Society (2017)
  • Australian Law Teachers Association (2020)

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • School of Law
  • School of Law


Location: EK.G.35

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Chapters in Books

  • Kingsley, J. (2023), 'Islamic education as acculturation : Lombok's pesantren Darul Falah', Islam, Education and Radicalism in Indonesia: Instructing Piety, Routledge 9781032216126.

Journal Articles

  • Kingsley, J. (2021), 'Drafting inter-Asian legalities : Jakarta's transnational corporate lawyers', Adelaide Law Review, vol 42, no 1 , pp 197 - 219.
  • Hosen, N., Kingsley, J. and Lindsey, T. (2021), 'Lost in translation : Indonesian language requirements and the validity of contracts', University of Queensland Law Journal, vol 40, no 3 , pp 531 - 553.
  • Kingsley, J. (2020), 'Introduction : reimagining lex mercatoria', Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East, vol 40, no 2 , pp 257 - 265.
  • Heap, M. and Kingsley, J. (2020), 'The Indonesia-Australia comprehensive economic partnership agreement : consequential legal document?', Australian Journal of Asian Law, vol 21, no 1 , pp 131 - 149.
  • Kingsley, J. and Heap, M. (2019), 'Dubai : creating a global legal platform?', Melbourne Journal of International Law, vol 20, no 1 , pp 1 - 15.
  • Kingsley, J. (2018), 'Militias as law enforcement in Eastern Indonesia?', Journal of Legal Anthropology, vol 2, no 2 , pp 24 - 46.
  • Kingsley, J. and Telle, K. (2018), 'Does anthropology matter to law?', Journal of Legal Anthropology, vol 2, no 2 , pp 61 - 71.
  • Kingsley, J. and Telle, K. (2016), 'Introduction : performing the state', Bijdragen tot de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde, vol 172 , pp 171 - 178.
  • Kingsley, J. (2014), 'Redrawing lines of religious authority in Lombok, Indonesia', Asian Journal of Social Science, vol 42, no 5 , pp 657 - 677.
  • Kingsley, J. (2012), 'Peacemakers or peace-breakers? : provincial elections and religious leadership in Lombok, Indonesia', Indonesia, vol 93 , pp 53 - 82.
  • Kingsley, J. (2012), 'Village elections, violence and Islamic leadership in Lombok, Eastern Indonesia', Sojourn, vol 27, no 2 , pp 285 - 309.

Current Projects

Title: Obstacles to Contract Enforcement in Indonesia [via UniMelb]
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Jeremy Kingsley
Years: 2023-03-06 - 2026-03-06
ID: P00028594

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