Greg Fealy holds a joint appointment as research fellow and lecturer in Indonesian politics at the Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, and the Faculty of Asian Studies, The Australian National University, Canberra. His main research interests are Islam and post-independence Indonesian politics. He is currently studying Islamism in Indonesia as well as the impact of globalisation upon religio-political behaviour.
Dr. Fealy gained his PhD from Monash University in 1998 with a study of the history of Indonesia’s largest Islamic party, recently published in Indonesian under the title Ijtihad Politik Ulama: Sejarah NU, 1952-1967. He is the co-author of Joining the Caravan? The Middle East, Islamism and Indonesia (2005), and co-editor of Nahdlatul Ulama, Traditionalism and Modernity in Indonesia (1995) and Local Power and Politics in Indonesia: Decentralisation and Democratisation (2003).
He was the C.V. Starr Visiting Professor in Indonesian Politics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies in Washington DC, semester one, 2003. He has also worked as an Indonesia analyst at the Office of National Assessments and a consultant to AusAID, The Asia Foundation, USAID, and BP.