Asia Institute, University of Melbourne

Vedi HadizVedi Hadiz, before joining the Asia Institute in 2016 as Professor and Convenor of Asian Studies, was Professor of Asian Societies and Politics at Murdoch University’s Asia Research Centre and Director of its Indonesia Research Program. An Indonesian national, he was an Australian Research Council Future Fellow in 2010-2014. Vedi Hadiz received his PhD from Murdoch University in 1996 where he was Research Fellow until he went to the National University of Singapore in 2000. At NUS, he was an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology until returning to Murdoch in 2010. His research interests revolve around political sociology and political economy issues, especially those related to the contradictions of development in Indonesia and Southeast Asia more broadly, and more recently, in the Middle East. His latest book is entitled Islamic Populism in Indonesia and the Middle East (2016).