Melissa Crouch

Dr Melissa Crouch is Associate Professor at the Law Faculty of the University of New South Wales in Sydney and Associate Dean Research of UNSW Law School. Her research contributes to the field of Asian Legal Studies, with a focus on Comparative Constitutional Law; Law and Development; and Law and Religion. She is Chief Investigator on an ARC Discovery Grant on Constitutional Change in Authoritarian Regimes (2018-2020). Melissa is the author of Law and Religion in Indonesia: Conflict and the Courts in West Java (Routledge, 2014). She is the editor of several volumes including Islam and the State in Myanmar: Muslim-Buddhist Relations and the Politics of Belonging (OUP 2016), and The Business of Transition: Law, Development and Economics in Myanmar (CUP 2017). Melissa leads the UNSW Law South-East Asia engagement strategy, and is the Myanmar Academic Lead for the UNSW Institute for Global Development.