Dr Lee Wilson

Program Co-Ordinator

Graduate School

Affiliate Fellow

School of Political Science and International Studies
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Overview

Lee Wilson is a political anthropologist who works on conflict and security, governance and local politics in Asia and the Pacific. His BA is from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and his doctorate is from the University of Cambridge. Current research projects in Indonesia include an examination of communal security practices in Bali, the place of local knowledge in environmental management, and the ways in which local agency can be embedded in broader governance systems. In Papua New Guinea he has worked on issues of governance and public policy, communal conflict, gender based violence and research ethics. Publications include a monograph on nationalism, cultural politics, performance and power in Indonesia as refracted through the prism of martial arts, 'Martial Arts and the Body Politic in Indonesia' (Brill 2015), and articles on knowledge, power and sovereignty, democratization and leadership in Indonesia, security and normative order, gender and sexual violence, and the cross cultural applicability of research ethics, in journals such as Body and Society, The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, Security, Conflict and Development, The Australian Journal of International Affairs, Culture, Health and Sexuality, and Social Science and Medicine. He co-edited 'Southeast Asian Perspectives on Power' (Routledge 2012), and 'Subversion, Conversion, Development: Cross Cultural Knowledge Exchange and the Politics of Design' (MIT Press 2014).

In the UK he has worked on interdisciplinarity and innovation in the UK economy across the public sector, business and academia, and co-authored a highly cited report for the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts on the link between interdisciplinary research and innovation. He maintains a strong interest in breaking down the barriers to collaborating in the production and sharing of knowledge across diverse domains.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Cambridge

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Featured Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Leach, James and Wilson, Lee (2014). Anthropology, cross cultural encounter, and the politics of design. In James Leach and Lee Wilson (Ed.), Subversion, conversion, development: cross-cultural knowledge exchange and the politics of design (pp. 1-18) Cambridge, MA, United States: MIT Press.

  • Nugroho, Eryanto and Wilson, Lee (2014). Politik kelas dan politik massa. Menuju politik massa yang inklusif: ormas-ormas milisia dan demokratisasi di Indonesia. In A. E. Priyono and Usman Hamid (Ed.), Merancang Arah Baru Demokrasi: Indonesia Pasca Reformasi (pp. 773-788) Jakarta, Indonesia: KPG (Kepustakaan Populer Gramedia).

  • Leach, James and Wilson, Lee (2014). Subversion, conversion, development: imaginaries, knowledge forms, and the uses of ICTs. In James Leach and Lee Wilson (Ed.), Subversion, conversion, development: cross-cultural knowledge exchange and the politics of design (pp. 231-244) Cambridge, MA, United States: MIT Press.

  • Gill, Peter and Wilson, Lee (2013). Intelligence and security-sector reform in Indonesia. In Phillip H. J. Davies and Kristian C. Gustafson (Ed.), Intelligence elsewhere: spies and espionage outside the Anglosphere (pp. 157-179) Washington, DC, United States: Georgetown University Press.

  • Wilson, Lee and Blackwell, Alan (2013). Interdisciplinarity and innovation. In Elias G. Carayannis (Ed.), Encyclopedia of creativity, invention, innovation and entrepreneurship (pp. 1097-1105) Berlin, Germany: Springer-Verlag. doi:10.1007/978-1-4614-3858-8_371

  • Chua, Liana, Cook, Joanna, Long, Nicholas and Wilson, Lee (2012). Introduction: Power and Orientation in Southeast Asia. In Southeast Asian Perspectives on Power (pp. 1-16) London, United Kingdom: Routledge.

  • Wilson, Lee (2011). From the mystical to the molecular: modernity, martial arts and agency in Java. In Kirsten W. Endres and Andea Lauser (Ed.), Engaging the spirit world: popular beliefs and practices in modern Southeast Asia (pp. 62-84) Oxford, United Kingdom: Berghahn.

  • Wilson, Lee (2010). Belief systems in Sundanese martial arts. In Thomas A. Green and Joseph R. Svinth (Ed.), Martial arts of the world : an encyclopedia (pp. 397-399) Santa Barbara, CA, United States: ABC Clio.

  • Wilson, Lee, Facal, Gabriel, de Grave, Jean-Marc and Green, Thomas A. (2010). Political conflict and martial arts. In Thomas A. Green and Joseph R. Svinth (Ed.), Martial arts of the world: an encyclopedia of history and innovation (pp. 619-625) Santa Barbara, CA, United States: ABC Clio.

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Edited Outputs

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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