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Dr Jeremy Kingsley

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


Dr Jeremy Kingsley is a legal scholar and anthropologist. He is a Senior Lecturer (tenure-track) at Swinburne Law School, Melbourne, Australia and holds the prestigious Social Science Research Council (SSRC) Transregional Research Fellowship (

Dr Kingsley received his LLM and PhD degrees in Law at the University of Melbourne and his BA and LLB from Deakin University. He has been a Postdoctoral Research Fellows at the Asia Research Institute and then a Senior Research Fellow at the Middle East Institute, both at the National University of Singapore (NUS). While at NUS, he lectured at Tembusu Residential College and within the Comparative Asian Studies PhD Program .

His research has focused upon religious and political authority in Indonesia and how this affects local governance. Dr Kingsley is currently undertaking a research project titled: “Inter-Asian Legalities”, which examines transnational corporate lawyers in Jakarta, Dubai and Singapore. He has undertaken extensive field research primarily on the eastern Indonesian island of Lombok, as well as in Jakarta, Morocco and Dubai. His work has been published in academic and public affairs journals.

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 Co-Supervisor.


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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