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Full Name : Dr Amelia Fauzia
Ph.D (Islamic Studies) University of Melbourne
M.A. (Islamic Studies) University of Leiden
B.A. (History) Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University Jakarta
2014 – current
Researcher, Center for the Study of Islam and Society (PPIM)
2014 (November-December)
Visiting fellow, Leiden Institute for Area Studies, LIAS, the University of Leiden.
 Research on Indigenisation of Islam in Indonesia: the Ratu Adil Movements.
2012 – current
Co-founder and deputy director, Social Trust Fund.
2012 (June-July)
Guest lecture, Teacher Training College of Austria, Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
 Taught Islamic history
2012 – current
Visiting fellow (unpaid), Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, UNSW Canberra.
2011 (July-September), visiting fellow, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, UNSW
 Collaborative research and publication with Dr Minako Sakai on Islamism in
contemporary Indonesia.
 Guest lecture on women Islamic movements in Indonesia, on contemporary Islam in
Southeast Asia, and on Ziarah
2011 (November-December)
Participant, Young Muslim Leader program, Religion and Disaster, the Japan Foundation.
2011 (February-March)
Research for preparation on publication of monograph entitles faith and the state a history of
Islamic philanthropy in Indonesia, Dept of History, National University of Singapore.
2010 – 2015 (March)
Deputy Director of Research Institute, Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University Jakarta.
2010 – current
Board member, National Waqf Body (Badan Wakaf Indonesia)
 Research and development of waqf
2009 (Oct-Nov)
Senior International fellow, on community foundation, held by Center on Philanthropy and civil
Society (CPCS), City University New York (CUNY), New York City.
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2009 – 2011
Researcher, Center for the Study of Religion and Culture, Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic
University Jakarta
 Islamisation and public sphere (team leader)
 Benih Islam Radikal di Masjid (Seeds of Radical Islam at Mosques)
 Masjid dan Pembangunan perdamaian (Masque and Peace Building), as team leader
2009 – 2010
Director, Center for the Study of Religion and Culture (CSRC), Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic
University Jakarta
2009 – Current
Lecturer, Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University Jakarta
 Taught postgraduate students
Global research coordinator, collaborative research on philanthropy for social justice in Muslim
societies, The Ford Foundation and Syarif Hidayatullah Islamic University.
 Lead research social justice philanthropy in Indonesia
 Supervise and collaborate research in six countries: Egypt, India, Indonesia, Turkey,
Tanzania, and UK.
 Hosts international seminar (2003) and conference (2004)
2000 – 2008
Executive secretary (Deputy director), Center for Language and Culture, Syarif Hidayatullah
State Islamic University Jakarta
 Lead research, seminars, and supervised language classes
2005 (February-March)
Visiting fellow, International Institute of Asian Studies (IIAS), Leiden.
1999 – Current
Lecturer, Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University Jakarta
 Taught undergraduate students
Amelia Fauzia is a Senior Research Fellow of the Religion and Globalisation Cluster at the Asia
Research Institute, National University of Singapore. She received her PhD from the University
of Melbourne (2009), looking at contestation between state and Muslim civil society in the
practice of Islamic philanthropy. Her dissertation was published by EJ Brill entitles Faith and the
State, A History of Islamic Philanthropy in Indonesia (2013). She holds a master in Islamic
Studies from the University of Leiden (1998), writing and doing research on Islam and Javanese
messianic movements of the 19th-20th century Java. She is a lecturer at Syarif Hidayatullah
State Islamic University Jakarta, and has been visiting fellow at faculty of Humanities and Social
Sciences (UNSW) since 2011. She has taught and conducted research related to Islamic history
of Indonesia, contemporary issues of Islam in Indonesia, and Islamic philanthropy, looking at
dynamics of socio-religious movements.
While at ARI, Dr Fauzia will look at distinctive culture of giving among Southeast Asian faith
communities, by looking at Islamic philanthropy and other faith-based philanthropic
organisations. The research seeks to do comparative studies of Islamic philanthropic
organisations, and to analyse religious boundaries of religious inclusivity and exclusivity among
contemporary Islamic, Buddhist, Hindu, and Christian faith-based charitable organisations of
Southeast Asian origin.
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9 November 2014, “Liberality and Zealotry: Religious Giving in Colonial Indonesia”, conference
on The Ethics of Religious Giving in Asia: Historical and Ethnographic Explorations, Asia
Research Institute (ARI), National University of Singapore.
14 Augustus 2014, “Inovasi Pengelolaan Zakat di Indonesia: Civil Society, Modernisasi dan
Islamisasi”, International Seminar on Zakat held by Jurnal Media Syari’ah, Universitas Islam
Negeri Ar-Raniry in collaboration with Baitul Mal, Province of Aceh.
February 2014, “Perkembangan Wakaf di Indonesia (Development of Waqf in Indonesia)”, in
Islamic Philanthropy conference on Waqf of Southeast Asia, Jakarta, Dompet Dhuafa and
Southeast Asia Waqf Forum.
01 Dec 2012, “Creating Muslim civil society without discrimination of religion and nationality”,
International Research Conference on Muhammadiyah (ICRM), Malang, hosted by Nakamura,
held by the University of Muhammadiyah Malang.
13 October 2012, “Islam in Public sphere: between utopia and reality”, at an Annual Conference
and International Seminar 2012, Postgraduate school of Islamic University Jambi.
11 August 2012, “Civil society and Islamic philanthropy in Indonesia”, Indonesia Constitution
Court (Mahkamah konstitusi), as expert witness for the judicial review of the Zakat Law.
5 October 2011, “Islamisation, the law, and governance in Indonesia’s public sphere”, Center for
Islamic law and society the University of Melbourne, Melbourne Law School.
2014 (July-December)
Indigenisation of Islam in Indonesia: the Ratu Adil Movements, with Fuad Jabali.
Research Institute of Syarif HIdayatullah University and Leiden Institute for Area Studies, LIAS,
the University of Leiden. Funded by Indonesian Ministry of Religion.
“Wakaf Produktif” in DKI Jakarta, collaborative research between the Research Institute of
Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University Jakarta and the Indonesia Waqf Board, funded by
the Indonesia Waqf board. I was the lead researcher.
Community Health Saving programs, Syarif Hidayatullah state Islamic university Jakarta, funded
by the Ford Foundation Indonesia. Research and advocacy program, implemented by Social
Trust Fund. I was the project leader.
2014-current. Development of Community Health Saving (Bungkesmas) for farmers in
rural areas of South Sulawesi & Maluku.
2012-2013. The scaling up of Bungkesmas – a health saving and insurance product for
the poor- by Islamic financial co-operatives in four provinces, The product Bungkesmas
runs in 72 micro finance institutions and supported by a multi-national insurance
2010-2012. Islamic credit co-operatives in South Sulawesi to Pilot a health savings
product linked to Islamic Philanthropic Resources.
Perception of UIN Jakarta’s students and staff on Islamic radicalism, research grant from state
Islamic university Jakarta, 2010. (as lead researcher).
2010. Islamisation of Public Sphere: Islamic Identity & Negotiating the Future of Democracy in
Indonesia, 2010, center for the study of religion and culture, funded by the Konrad Adenauer
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Stiftung. I was a project leader and lead researcher).
2002-2004. research on Islamic philanthropy for social justice in Muslim Societies, Syarif
hidayatullah state Islamic university, funded by the grant from the Ford Foundation. The
research covers 6 countries (Indonesia, Egypt, India, Tanzania, Turkey and UK). I was s global
project coordinator and Indonesia lead researcher.
Baseline Studies and Institutional Analysis Gender Mainstreaming of State Islamic University
Jakarta, 2003, research grant from McGill university project. (As lead researcher).
Lead Researcher. Potensi Wisata Ziarah Islam di DKI Jakarta [Potentials of Islamic Religious
Visits in the Province of Jakarta]. The Center for Language & Culture, Dec 2001. Funded by the
Provincial Government of DKI Jakarta. (team leader and lead researcher)
Research, Islam and Gender: Critical Analysis on Women during the Colonial Period: A study
on newspaper Istri Soesila Taman Moeslimah and Perempoen Bergerak, funded by the State
Islamic University Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta, 2001.
Authored Book and Monograph
2013 Faith and the State: A History of Islamic Philanthropy in Indonesia, E.J. Brill, Leiden,
2011 Islamization and Public Sphere: Islamic Identity and Negotiating Democracy in Indonesia,
with Sukron Kamil, Ridwan Al-Makassary, et al, edited by Winfred Weck, Noorhaidi Hasan, and
Irfan Abubakar, Center for the Study of Religion and Culture, Jakarta.
2010 Pandangan Sivitas Akademika UIN Jakarta terhadap Radikalisme Islam, with Sukron
Kamil and Sri Hidayati, Lembaga Penelitian UIN Jakarta (The Research Institute), Jakarta.
2010 Benih Islam Radikal di Masjid [Seeds of Radical Islam in Mosques], with Ridwan AlMakassary, and Irfan Abubakar, eds. Center for the Study of Religion and Culture, Jakarta.
2010 Masjid dan Pembangunan Perdamaian (Mosque and Peace Building), eds with Ridwan AlMakassary and I. Abubakar, Center for the Study of Religion and Culture, Jakarta.
2014 ‘Key factors for capacity building of disaster relief operations: Indonesian examples’ with
Minako Sakai, in Sakai, M. et al. (eds) Agency in Asia Pacific Disaster Relief: Connectivity,
Conflict and Community Resilience, Routledge, London.
2013 ‘Religious Practices: Zakat (Almsgiving): Indonesia.’ Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic
Cultures. General Editor Suad Joseph. Brill Online, 2013. Reference.
Refereed Article
2013 (April 2013) ‘Islamic orientations in contemporary Indonesia: Islamism on the Rise?’ with
Minako Sakai, Asian Ethnicity. DOI:10.1080/14631369.2013.784513.
2012 ‘Pandangan Sivitas Akademika UIN Jakarta atas Radikalisme Islam’, Mimbar, Vol 28, No
3, pp. 34-54.
2010 ‘Philanthropy, Social Justice and Islamic Tradition’, Alliance, Vol 15, No 4, Dec 2010, pp
2010 ‘Tukarguling Wakaf: Tinjauan Sosiologis’ (Exchange of Waqfs: Sociological Perspecctive),
jurnal Awqaf, 10-21.
2010 ‘Sejarah dan Imaginasi Sejarah’ (History and Historical Imagination), Lektur Keagamaan,
Vol 8, No 2, pp. 361-372.
2010 ‘Religious Giving di Indonesia: Studi Kasus Filantropi Islam’, Dialog, No 69, XXXIII, July
2010, 51-64.
Working Paper Series
2012 ‘The Face of Japan as Seen through Disaster: Tradition Living in Modernisation (Religion
and Disaster in Contemporary Japan)’, published online in Japan Foundation Website, February
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