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 issues of 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. His current research focus is on the study of militia and security groups in Indonesia. This work looks to drive theoretical and methodological innovation across disciplines in thinking about security governance and conflict prevention. In Papua New Guinea he has worked on communal conflict and gender based violence, and has developed and delivered programs of critical study of governance and public policy for PNG government. Developing research projects include the role of local knowledge in environmental governance in Indonesia.

He maintains a strong commitment to breaking down the barriers to collaborating in the production and sharing of knowledge across diverse domains, and is the co-author of 'Subversion, Conversion, Development: Cross Cultural Knowledge Exchange and the Politics of Design' (MIT Press 2014), and 'Radical Innovation: Crossing Knowledge Boundaries with Interdisciplinary Teams', a highly cited report on the link between interdisciplinary research and innovation. He directs the Global Change Scholars Program at the University of Queensland, a flagship initiative to produce future leaders who understand the global trends that are transforming our planet, the challenges and opportunities they present, and an awareness of how to drive the changes necessary for us to build sustainable futures.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Cambridge

Publications

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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 — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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