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Dr Jeremy Kingsley

Senior Lecturer, Law
Ph.D., University of Melbourne, Australia


Dr Jeremy J. Kingsley
is a legal scholar and anthropologist. He is a Senior Lecturer and part of Swinburne Law School’s leadership as Academic Director: Research and Training. His work focuses on Southeast Asia (primarily Indonesia). The research explores the transforming nature of sovereignty and jurisdiction emerging from digital transformations, transnational capital flows and environmental/health issues that cross borders with ease.

Jeremy received his LLM and PhD degrees at the University of Melbourne and his BA and LLB from Deakin University. Over the past decade, he has been awarded prestigious fellowships from the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) (Transregional Research Fellowship) and the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore (Postdoctoral Fellowship).

Jeremy’s research has investigated religious and political leaders, and their authority, in eastern Indonesia and their role within local governance. His current research project titled: “Inter-Asian Legalities”, examines transnational corporate lawyers in Jakarta, Dubai and Singapore and the legal architecture they are creating. This project has received support from the Social Science Research Council.

He is the foundation editor of the Asia Law and Society Series published by Melbourne University Press. Jeremy’s research has been published in a range of academic publications. This includes his sole authored book (Religious Authority and Local Governance in Eastern Indonesian), multiple chapters, and peer-reviewed articles in leading journals such as the Journal of Legal Anthropology, the Australian Journal of Asian Law, Melbourne Journal of International Law and Adelaide Law Review (forthcoming). In addition, Jeremy has published over twenty public affairs articles, including in Inside Indonesia and the Australian.

At Swinburne Law School, Jeremy created an experiential and immersive educational platform, called the “Indonesian Law, Governance and Culture Program”. The program curated a series of study tours, exchanges and internships in Indonesia. It has been supported with over $615,000 from the Commonwealth Government’s New Colombo Program and Endeavour Australia Program.

Research interests

Indonesian law and governance; Legal Anthropology; Transnational Lawyering; Inter-Asian Legalities

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.

Fields of Research

  • Asian And Pacific Law - 480301
  • International And Comparative Law Not Elsewhere Classified - 480399


Also published as: Kingsley, Jeremy; Kingsley, J.; Kingsley, J. J.; Kingsley, Jeremy J.
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2020: Inter-Asian Legalities *; Social Science Research Council
  • 2017: Inter-Asian Legalities - Transregional junior scholar Fellowship award *; Social Science Research Council

* Chief Investigator

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