Sally White

Academic Staff
Contact details
+61 2 6125 2178
Room: 4.20
Building: Hedley Bull Building

Biographical statement

Sally’s research interests focus on Islam and gender in Indonesia. She is currently employed by the Department as Convenor for the PIES (Partnership in Islamic Education Scholarships) program, an externally funded program which brings Indonesian PhD students from the Islamic education sector to ANU for two semesters. She first became fascinated by the influence of Islam on society and culture in Indonesia as a postgraduate student, and has been engaged in a process of learning about expressions of Islam since that time. After researching the late colonial period on Islam, marriage and gender for her dissertation, she began to work on the contemporary period. She has been involved in a number of projects studying different aspects of Islam in Indonesia, including a sourcebook of readings on Islam in Southeast Asia and an ARC-funded project on terrorism in Indonesia. Her role in the ARC project was to research the involvement of women in jihadist networks and she continues to conduct research and work on articles from this project. She is currently editing a volume entitled Terrorism in Indonesia with Associate Professor Greg Fealy.

Publications

2013, ‘Rasuna Said: Lioness of the Indonesian Independence Movement’, in Susan Blackburn and Helen Ting (ed.), Women in Southeast Asian Nationalist Movements, NUS Press - National University of Singapore, Singapore, pp. 98-123.

2009, ‘The wives of Noordin Top’, Inside Indonesia, vol. 98, p. 1.

2008, ‘Introduction (Expressing Islam: Religious life and politics in Indonesia)’ (co-author with Greg Fealy), in Greg Fealy and Sally White (ed.), Expressing Islam: Religious Life and Politics in Indonesia, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), Singapore, pp. 1-12.

2008, ‘Islam and gender in contemporary Indonesia: Public discourses on duties, rights and morality’ (co-author with M Anshor), in Greg Fealy and Sally White (ed.), Expressing Islam: Religious Life and Politics in Indonesia, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), Singapore, pp. 137-158.

2008, Expressing Islam Religious Life and Politics in Indonesia (editor with Greg Fealy), Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), Singapore.

2006, ‘Indonesia’ (co-author with Virginia Hooker and Greg Fealy), in Greg Fealy and Virginia Hooker (ed.), Voices of Islam in Southeast Asia, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), Singapore, pp. 39-49.

2006, ‘Gender and the Family’, in Greg Fealy and Virginia Hooker (ed.), Voices of Islam in Southeast Asia, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), Singapore, pp. 273-352.

2004, ‘The case of Nyi Anah: concubinage, marriage and reformist Islam in late colonial Dutch East Indies’, RIMA: Review of Indonesian and Malaysian Affairs, vol. 38, no. 1, pp. 87-98.

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