ACU Research Staff

ACU  Research Staff

ACU Research Staff

Daniel Peterson completed his BA(Hons)/LLB at Monash University, majoring in Indonesian. His honours thesis focused on the ideologies underpinning the 2002 Bali bombings. In 2007, he completed the final semester of his LLB on exchange at Universitas Indonesia, before interning at Hadiputranto, Hadinoto and Partners in Jakarta. In 2008, he interpreted for the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine in Timor-Leste during its initial forensic investigation into the Santa Cruz massacre of 1991. Following the completion of his LLM at the University of Melbourne, and admission to legal practice, Daniel worked as an Indonesian language legal translator, taught Indonesian and Global Politics at high school level, and completed stints at the Sampoerna Foundation (Jakarta) and the Australia-Indonesia Centre. He is currently based at ACU’s Institute for Religion, Politics & Society, contributing to SHARIAsource, and completing his PhD on the legal standing of Islamising regional regulations in post-Soeharto Indonesia under Prof. Tim Lindsey, Dr Joshua Roose, and Prof. Bryan Turner.